General Municipal Election - Nov 3, 2020

The next General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Arroyo Grande on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the following Offices:

  • One (1) Mayor for a full term of two (2) years
  • Two (2) Members of the City Council for full terms of four (4) years

The nomination period for these offices begins on July 13, 2020 and closes on August 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the City are not filed by August 7, 2020, the filing deadline will be extended to August 12, 2020. This extension is not applicable to incumbents.

Individuals interested in running for office can download Running for Local Office - A Quick Reference Guide for basic information about running for local office. This Guide is not intended to be a comprehensive document and does not include the forms required when running for office.  If you are interested in declaring your intent to run as a candidate earlier than the nomination period and are considering raising or spending money for your campaign, you are subject to certain filing requirements.

Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 805-473-5400 for more information.  

A Candidate Handbook will be provided to a prospective candidate when the nomination paper is issued during the nomination period.  An appointment to receive and/or file nomination papers is required. To schedule an appointment during the nomination period, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 805-473-5400.

Voter Registration
Voter registration forms are available at the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, library, DMV, U.S. post offices, and City Hall.  For additional information, visit the California Secretary of State website.

Additional Election Information and Resources

  • Fair Political Practices Commission : The Technical Assistance Division of the FPPC will provide telephone assistance Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM at (866) 275-3772 concerning campaign filing requirements and conflicts of interest.
  • Arroyo Grande City Clerk’s Office: The City Clerk is responsible for coordinating the Municipal Election and receiving all Campaign Filing Statements for local candidates. To contact the City Clerk’s Office, call (805) 473-5400, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (except holidays), or send an e-mail.
  • San Luis Obispo County Election’s Office: Find your polling place, voter status and more online.
  • Voter’s Edge California is an online resource that provides nonpartisan information on elections and voting.
  • California Easy Voter Guide provides new voters and busy voters with nonpartisan information for statewide elections in California. 

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