Election Information

          The next General Municipal Election for the City of Elk Grove
           will be held on November 6, 2018.

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Offices to be Filled:

Three (3) offices are up for election on November 6, 2018:

  • Mayor - one position, the Term of office is two (2) years, commencing with the certification of the election results by the City Council.
  • Council Members - two positions, one each for Residency District 2 and District 4 (the district map can be viewed online). The Term of office is four (4) years, commencing with the certification of the election results by the City Council.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates interested in running for Elk Grove public office must meet the following requirements established by the State of California Elections and Government Codes:

  • Must be a registered voter.
  • Elective Office residency and registration requirement:
    • For the Office of Mayor – Must be a resident and registered voter of the City of Elk Grove.
    • For office as a Council Member - Must be a resident and registered voter of the council district from which he/she will be elected at the time the nomination papers are issued and throughout the term of office. (Offices to be filled are in Council Residency District 2 and District 4. The district map can be viewed online.
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age on Election Day.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.

Fair Political Practices Commission - Campaign Filing Obligations:

  • Candidates must file a Candidate Intention (Form 501) before raising or spending any money, including the candidate’s personal funds.
  • A primarily formed committee must file a Statement of Organization (Form 410) within 10 days of raising or spending $2,000 in a calendar year.

Commencing 90 days prior to a City election, a primarily formed committee must file a 24-Hour Contribution Report (Form 497) for any contribution that totals in the aggregate $1,000 or more made to or received by a candidate or committee.

  • Click here for more information regarding campaign disclosure requirements (please note the initial reporting threshold is $2,000 as of January 1, 2016).

Election Contact Information

Jason Lindgren, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Elk Grove
8401 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758
General Information: (916) 478-2286
Email: jlindgren@elkgrovecity.org

The City Clerk can provide general information, but cannot give legal advice.

Other Important Telephone Numbers and Addresses:

Fair Political Practices Commission
428 J Street, Suite 620
Sacramento CA 95814
Toll Free Technical Assistance: 1-866-275-3772
Main Telephone: (916) 322-5660
Fax: (916) 322-0886
Website: www.fppc.ca.gov

Secretary of State
1500 11th Street, Room 495
Sacramento CA 95814
General Information: (916) 653-6814
Political Reform Division: (916) 653-6224
Website: www.ss.ca.gov/elections/elections

Sacramento County Registrar of Voters
7000 65th Street, Suite A
Sacramento CA 95823-2315
Telephone: (916) 875-6451
Website: www.elections.saccounty.net