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Elections

Turlock's general municipal election is held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even numbered years.

The date of the next election is November 8, 2016.

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. Duties of the Elections Official include preparation of necessary resolutions calling for General and Special Municipal Elections and declaring elections results; coordination of the candidate nomination process and receipt and processing of initiative, referendum and recall petitions.

Nomination Papers

To pull nomination papers, contact Jennifer Land, City Clerk, at 668-5540 during the filing period beginning Monday, July 18, 2016, and ending at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016. If an incumbent fails to file nomination papers by the August 12, 2016 deadline, the filing period will be extended until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. As the process to issue nomination papers takes approximately one hour, it is highly recommended that potential candidates make an appointment with the City Clerk.

To contact the City Clerk, please contact:

City Clerk's Office
156 S. Broadway, Ste. 230
Turlock, CA 95380-5454
(209) 668-5540

Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM




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