Welcome to the City of Sacramento Municipal Election page. The following information is provided to guide voters and potential candidates through the election process.
JUNE 3, 2014 PRIMARY ELECTION
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CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES
City Council seats for Districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 will expire in 2014. In order to run for elective office in the City of Sacramento, a candidate must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the State of California. Candidates for council district seats must be a resident and registered voter within the district they seek to represent.
The nomination period for the Primary Municipal Election will begin on Monday, February 10, 2014 and end on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The Office of the City Clerk will issue and accept official nomination documents only during this period of time and during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is no filing fee for the issuance of nomination documents.
If an incumbent candidate does not file by the March 7, 2014 deadline, the deadline for that office (only) extends to Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
For more information about running for office please visit the Elective Offices page.
APPROVED BALLOT MEASURES
The following measure is approved for the June 3, 2014 ballot.
Measure B - Pertaining to a Parcel Tax for Core Library Services
“Should library services for all City residents including children, teens, adults and seniors, be preserved, including after-school reading programs, homework assistance, library operating hours, 24/7 online access, programs for seniors, and other services, by enacting a new $12 per year single-family residential parcel tax for 12 years, and specified amounts for other uses, adjusted for inflation, that the State cannot take, with independent financial audits to ensure funds are spent only on City of Sacramento libraries?” View Measure Text; View Impartial Analysis; View Argument in Favor. No Argument Against was submitted.
Instructions for Preparing/Submitting Ballot Arguments
The City of Sacramento allows for the submission of ballot arguments for inclusion in the official sample ballot. Ballot arguments must adhere to the provisions of the Sacramento City Code and California Elections Code. The Guide for Preparation of Ballot Arguments and Rebuttals is provided to assist authors in preparation of arguments and rebuttals. The following fillable forms shall be used to electronically prepare argument submissions. Once completed, the forms shall be printed, signed and submitted to the Office of the City Clerk. In addition to the signed original, an electronic version of the argument text shall be submitted to email@example.com.
CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE FILINGS
For information on campaign disclosure requirements please visit the Campaign Disclosure Requirements page. For information on campaign committees and to view completed campaign statement filings please visit the public access portal.
LOCAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS
The City of Sacramento has adopted local campaign finance regulations. These regulations provide for public campaign financing (also referred to as matching funds), restrict spending and place limits on contributions.
Due to budget constraints, the Campaign Reform Fund was not funded for 2014. Therefore public financing is not available. However, provisions pertaining to contribution limits remain in effect. For detailed information please visit the Campaign Finance page.
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