The City of Simi Valley Announces Nomination Period for November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election
CONTACT: Lucy Blanco
The Simi Valley City Council voted during its June 8, 2020 meeting to consolidate the City’s General Municipal Election with the Statewide General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the purpose of electing a Mayor for a term of two years and two City Council Members from Districts 1 and 3, each for a term of four years. This will be the first time Simi Valley residents will vote for their City Council Members by district. Individuals desiring to run for City Council must reside in the eligible districts and be a registered voter of that district during the nomination period. To determine if you live in either District 1 or District 3, please visit www.simivalley.org/findyourdistrict.
Nomination papers will be available from the City Clerk during the official nomination period, which commences on Monday, July 13 and closes on Friday, August 7. Should an incumbent choose not to file for re-election, the nomination period will be extended until Wednesday, August 12 for that seat only to allow additional time for voters to nominate candidates other than the incumbent.
In order to be eligible to hold office as Mayor, an individual must be a registered voter, resident of Simi Valley, and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time that the nomination papers are issued to that person. The position of Mayor is elected Citywide and interested parties may reside in any of the four districts. In order to be eligible to hold office as City Council Member for District 1 or District 3, an individual must reside in the eligible districts and be a registered voter of that district during the nomination period.
The City Clerk’s office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Persons interested in running for either Mayor or City Council are encouraged to schedule an appointment to receive information and the nomination papers by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 583-6813 beginning Monday, July 13, 2020.