2022 Election

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Elective Offices

On November 8, 2022, the offices of District 2 Council Member, District 4 Council Member, and District 5 Council Member are up for election. Any member of the public who meets the requirements below may run for public office in the City of Citrus Heights.

Candidates must:

  • Be at lease eighteen years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of California
  • Be a registered voter and a resident within the District the candidate seeks to represent. Voter registration will be verified before issuance of the official nomination petition.
  1. How to run for City Council

Nomination and Qualification

The nomination period opens on July 18, 2022 and closes on August 12, 2022. This is the time period where interested individuals must qualify to become City Council candidates. If an incumbent, within the respective District, does not file by the deadline, the Nomination Period is extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2022. The nomination petition is filed with the City Clerk by appointment only.

During the nomination period you are required to:

  • Obtain at least 20, no more than 30, signatures from Citrus Heights registered voters within your District nominating you for City Council
  • Candidate's Statement of Qualifications Form
  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices (optional)
  • Form 700, Statement of Economic Interests
  • Form 501, Candidate Intention Statement

Filing a Candidate's Statement of Qualifications to be printed in the sample ballot is optional. Candidates who choose to file a statement must bear the actual cost of printing and distribution.

The Registrar of Voters will estimate the cost, and the candidate will pay the estimated cost at the time of filing nomination papers. Statements are limited to 200 words (Elections Code §13307).

Eligibility requirements to run for City Council

  1. Be Registered To Vote in Citrus Heights
    A person must be 18 years of age and a citizen of the State of California. Must be a registered voter in the District for which they are running in Citrus Heights at the time nomination papers are issued. Unless otherwise specifically provided, no person is eligible to be elected or appointed to an elective office unless that person is a registered voter and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time that nomination papers are issued to the person or at the time of the person’s appointment.
  2. Have No Felony Convictions
    A person is disqualified from holding any office upon conviction of designated crimes as specified in the Constitution and laws of the state. 
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