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ELECTION INFORMATION

The City Clerk serves as the Election Official for the City of Petaluma as well as the Petaluma Joint Union High School District. The next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 to elect three City Council Members to serve four-year terms, and two School Board Trustees to serve four-year terms. A candidate must be a registered voter in the City of Petaluma at the time nomination papers are issued. 

 

Nomination Period

The nomination period is now closed.  
 

CITY COUNCIL Candidate Information

Final List of Candidates (Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 5:00 p.m.):

 

  • Mike Healy (Incumbent)

  • Gabe Kearney (Incumbent)

  • Kathy Miller (Incumbent)

  • Bill Wolpert

 

The materials submitted by each candidate are available for public review at the City Clerk's Office following the close of nominations in August 2016. 
 

SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Final List of Candidates (Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.):

 

  • Mary S. Johnson (Appointed Incumbent)

  • Frank Lynch

  • Ellen Webster

     

The materials submitted by each candidate are available for public review at the City Clerk's Office following the close of nominations in August 2016. 

 

School Board Candidates' Campaign Finance Statements are submitted by the candidates to the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters and are available online.

KEY DATES FOR THE NOVEMBER 2016 ELECTION

Event

Date

Nomination Period Opens

07/18/16

Nomination Period Closes

08/12/16

Secretary of State Random Alphabet Drawing

08/18/16

First Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due

09/29/16

Last Date to Register to Vote

10/24/16

Second Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due

10/27/16

Third Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due*

11/4/16

Election Day

11/08/16

Deadline to Certify Election Results

12/08/16

*This statement is required by the City's Campaign Finance Ordinance; Ordinance No. 2198 N.C.S.

Helpful Election Information Links

The websites below provide valuable election information for candidates, campaign committees and voters. Please contact the City Clerk if you have any questions regarding the upcoming election.

Sonoma County Registrar of Voters


Fair Political Practices Commission


Secretary of State 

California State Elections Code

Campaign FINANCE REPORTS

2016 or 2018 Candidates for Mayor or City Council. Click on a NAME to view the content.

Bill Wolpert (Committee I.D.# 1388804)

Petaluma City Council Candidate 2016

COMMITTEES. Click on a NAME to view the content.

Peace Officers Association of Petaluma (Committee I.D. #1259158)
Petaluma Firefighters Association PAC (Committee I.D. #1292681)
Petaluma Tomorrow (Committee I.D. #1245542)

2014 Candidates for MAYOR OR City Council. Click on a NAME to view the content.

 

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Contact Information

City Clerk,
Claire Cooper, CMC

Secretary,
Samantha Pascoe


11 English Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
phone: 707.778.4360
fax: 707.778.4554
email: cityclerk@ci.petaluma.ca.us
Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon-Thurs
Closed Fridays

 

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