6/22: Nominations Open for City Council July 18

6/22: Nominations Open for City Council July 18

The next General Municipal Election will be held on November 8, 2022. City of Sebastopol voters will be asked to elect three candidates to serve a four-year term on the City Council. Terms for Councilmembers Una Glass, Sarah Glade Gurney and Patrick Slayter expire at the end of this year. 

The Nomination period is July 18 through August 12. Candidates may pull papers to run for the offices listed above during the nomination period.

Candidate Eligibility

  • A candidate must be a United States citizen;
  • 18 years old on or before the election day and a citizen of the state (Government Code Section 1020);
  • A registered voter living in the City of Sebastopol at the time nomination papers are issued (The City Clerk will verify voter registration with the County of Sonoma Registrar of Voters.)  Unless otherwise specifically provided, no person is eligible to be elected or appointed to an elective office unless that person is a registered voter and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time that nomination papers are issued to the person as provided for in Section 10227 of the Elections Code.
  • Conviction of Crimes - A person is disqualified from holding any office upon conviction of designated crimes as specified in the Constitution and the laws of the State of California (Government Code Section 1021).

Candidate Fees
There are no City of Sebastopol filing fees, however, candidates who choose to have their "Candidate Statement of Qualifications" printed in the sample ballot issued by the County Registrar of Voters must bear the actual cost of printing and distribution.  Candidates who opt for this printing are required to pay the fee when the nomination paper and forms are filed with the City of Sebastopol City Clerk.

Please visit the Elections and Voting Page for complete details and eligibility requirements.