ABOUT CHULA VISTA ELECTIONS
It is the duty of the City Clerk to conduct local elections in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. Chula Vista consolidates its elections with statewide elections in June and November of each even numbered year. Effective with the 2016 elections, Councilmembers are elected by district. The Mayor and City Attorney continue to be elected at large. The two candidates who receive the most votes at the June election run off in November. If there are two or fewer candidates for any seat, the election for that seat will be held in November. In November, the candidate with the highest number of votes is elected. The term for each position is four years, and there is a limit of two consecutive terms.
NEXT ELECTION: NOVEMBER 8, 2016
A Special Municipal Election will be held in the City of Chula Vista on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, for the purpose of conducting a run-off election between the two qualified candidates who timely submitted sufficient nomination papers for the position of Member of the City Council representing District 3, and the candidates who received the first and second highest number of votes for the position of Member of the City Council representing District 4 in the General Municipal Election held June 7, 2016.
The candidates are:
- District 3: Steve Padilla and Jason Paguio
- District 4: Mike Diaz and Rudy Ramirez
Each successful candidate will be elected for a full term of four years, commencing December 2016.
To repair neighborhood streets and sidewalks, replace storm drains to prevent sinkholes, update police, paramedic and 9-1-1 equipment and facilities, improve parks, repair recreation facilities, and for general city services and infrastructure, shall the City of Chula Vista adopt an ordinance enacting a temporary ½ cent sales tax, generating an estimated $16 million per year, expiring in 10 years, with no further increases without voter approval, with all funds staying in Chula Vista, requiring citizen oversight and independent audits?
Additional ballot materials regarding the measure will be posted as they become available.
Arguments in favor of and against the above measure must be filed with the City Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2016. On August 25, 2016, the City Clerk will “trade” direct arguments with authors from each side for the preparation of rebuttals, which will be due by 5:00 p.m. on September 1, 2016.
CITY COUNCIL DISTRICTS
Effective with the 2016 elections, Councilmembers are elected by district.
CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
REGISTER TO VOTE - Remember, you must re-register if you have moved or changed your name and you must be registered 15 days prior to the election in order to vote.
- Online registration available: Register to Vote
- Registration forms are also available in the Office of the City Clerk and at all Chula Vista Public Library branches.
- Voter information, including polling locations, and frequently asked questions can be found on the Registrar of Voters' website.
OTHER ELECTION INFORMATION
ELECTION RULES AND REGULATIONS
- California Elections Code
- Political Reform Act of 1974
- City Charter
- Chula Vista Fine Assessment and Wavier Policy for Late Filings of Campaign Statements
- Chula Vista Municipal Code Chapter 2.52 (Campaign Contributions)
- Chula Vista Municipal Code Section 19.60.600(K) (Political Signs)
- Chula Vista City Council Policy No. 465-02 (Signs)
- Chula Vista Municipal Code Section 2.52.125 (Electronic Filing of Campaign Disclosure Statements)