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Elections

The City of Turlock General Municipal Election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even numbered years.

The next City election is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. The position of Mayor, one Member of the City Council - District 1, and one Member of the City Council - District 3 will be voted upon during this election.

Measure A

On November 4, 2014, Ballot Measure A was placed before the voters of the City of Turlock. Measure A passed with nearly 74% of qualified voters voting in favor of the measure which established electoral districts for election of members of the Turlock City Council by districts and election of the Mayor of Turlock at-large as required by the provisions of the laws of the State of California relating to general law cities.

By-District Election

City of Turlock Ordinance No. 1197-CS (TMC 2-1-05,06, and 07) stipulates that Council members of the two even-numbered districts shall be elected by-district in November 2016 for a term of four (4) years and Council members of the two odd-numbered districts shall be elected by-district in November 2018 for a term of four (4) years. A Council member of each district must live in that district and must be a registered voter in that district to be eligible to hold the office of Council member for that district, and a candidate for any district must live in that district and must be a registered voter in that district to be eligible to run for the office of Council member for that district. Only voters who live in a district shall be eligible to vote in the election for Council member of that district.

District Boundary Map

Elected Officials

The Mayor and the City Treasurer are elected by the voters of the City at-large. Terms are staggered with the Mayor and one Council member from District 1 and one Council member from District 3 being elected at one election, alternating with one Council member from District 2 and one Council member from District 4 and the City Treasurer at the next.

All Council Members enjoy the same power and privileges; however, the Mayor presides over Council meetings, signs official documents, and officiates at ceremonies and events. The City Treasurer is elected and serves a four year term.

Turlock City Council Members

Local Elections Official

The City Clerk serves as the local elections official and coordinates with the County of Stanislaus in conducting Municipal Elections. City elections are consolidated with regular County and State elections. Duties of the City Elections Official include preparation of necessary resolutions calling for General and Special Municipal Elections; coordination of the candidate nomination process, receipt and processing of initiative, referendum, and recall petitions, and declaring election results.

Nomination Papers

The candidate nomination period for the November 6, 2018 election begins on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and ends on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. If an incumbent for one of the offices being voted upon does not file nomination papers by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018, the nomination period for that office will be extended to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Mayoral candidates must be a registered voter in the City of Turlock at the time nomination papers are issued. City Council candidates must be a registered voter in the district of which they reside and are seeking to represent at the time nomination papers are issued. Upon assuming office, candidates must be U.S. citizens and reside in the City (Mayor) or in the Council District from which he or she was elected. For more information regarding the nomination period or to schedule an appointment to pull nomination papers and other election-related materials (during the nomination period), please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 668-5540. Materials provided to candidates will include information related to election deadlines regarding candidate statements, withdrawals, etc.

To contact the City Clerk, please contact:

City Clerk's Office
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 230
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5540
jland@turlock.ca.us
Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM




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