Election Information

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General Municipal Elections


The City of Santa Paula consolidates its General Municipal Elections with the County of Ventura Elections Division.  General Municipal Elections are held in conjunction with statewide elections, scheduled on the first Tuesday of November of even-numbered years.

As the City’s Election Official and, in compliance with the California Elections Code, the City Clerk oversees administration of municipal elections and election services.  The City’s next General Municipal Elections will be held November 3, 2020.


Vote by Mail


Per the Governor's orders linked below, for the first time, the 2020 election will be an all mail-in ballot, with limited in-person voting. The last day to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election is October 19, 2020. 

Governor's Executive Order N-64-20, All Vote by Mail Election

Governor's Executive Order N-67-20, Ballot Tracking and Polling Locations

The California Secretary of State also issued special guidance for the 2020 election under COVID-19, available here.


City Council Terms


City Council members are elected at-large for a four-year term.  Council members serve "staggered" terms, meaning that 2 seats are open for election every two years.