Santa Clara 2019 Election Information


MUNICIPAL ELECTION: The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
A Primary Election (if necessary) will be held on Tuesday August 13, 2019.

VACANCIES IN OFFICE TO BE FILLED: Vacancies in office to be filled are as follows:

Council member At-Large Four-Year Term
Council member At-Large Four-Year Term
Council member At-Large Four-Year Term


1. Be a United States citizen at time of filing.
2. Be a registered voter of the municipality.
3. Be a resident of the municipality for a period of 365
consecutive days immediately preceding the date of the election.
4. Any mentally incompetent person, any person convicted of a felony, or any person convicted of treason or a crime against the elective franchise may not hold office in this State until the right to vote or hold elective office has been restored.
5. Must file a Declaration of Candidacy in person with the City Recorder within the filing deadline. Any resident of the municipality may file a Nomination Petition within the filing deadline, to nominate a person to become a candidate for municipal office. During this filing, they must state whether they meet all the constitutional and statutory qualification requirements for municipal office.

TO FILE FOR OFFICE: Each person seeking to become a candidate for a municipal office shall file a Declaration of Candidacy in person with the City Recorder during regular office hours, filing period begins, June 3, 2019 and ends June 7, 2019.

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES: To become a valid write-in candidate, a person must file, in person, a Declaration of Candidacy form with the appropriate filing officer on or before September 6, 2019. The candidate must also qualify all the requirements of the office.

FILING DEADLINE: Candidates: Friday, June 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Write-in Candidates: Friday, September 6, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

TO NOMINATE A PERSON FOR OFFICE: Obtain from the City Recorder’s Office a Nominating Petition form. Fill out the form in its entirety, obtain the necessary signatures as outlined on the form, and submit to the City Recorder prior to the deadline of June 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.

CAMPAIGN FINANCIAL REPORTS: Municipal Office Candidates are required to file campaign financial reports with the City Recorder seven (7) days before the Municipal Election and thirty (30) days after the Primary and/or Municipal Election. These reports must be posted by the City Recorder on either the city website at or the state website at

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *