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GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Welcome to the November 2018 Election information page.

General Municipal Elections are held the first Tuesday, following the first Monday, in November of even numbered years. General municipal elections are for the election of the Mayor and Councilmembers and for other purposes as the City Council may prescribe. The California Elections Code establishes the procedures for conducting municipal elections. The City Clerk’s department administers the City’s Municipal Elections.

In November 2016, Measure C2016 was approved by a majority of the Goleta voters and directed that at the 2018 Municipal Elections one of the three Council seats with an expiring term will become the office of Mayor. This year, City of Goleta voters will elect the Mayor, to serve a two-year term and two Councilmembers to serve four-year terms. Thereafter, the City Council will be composed of one elected Mayor and four elected Councilmembers.

 

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Notice of Election 

Notice to Voters of Date After Which No Arguments
For or Against City Measure May be Submitted to the City Clerk

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Seats up for election in the City Goleta:

Mayor - (2 year term)

City Council - (2 seats for 4 year terms)

Candidate List:

The following individuals are certified candidates (in ballot order as determined by the Secretary of State's Randomized Alphabet Drawing):

For Mayor (Vote for one):

Paula Perotte
Michael T. Bennett

For Councilmember (Vote for no more than two):

Roger S. Aceves
James Kyriaco


Ballot Measures:

Measure W2018

"Shall an ordinance be adopted establishing an annual salary for members of the City Council set at seventy-five percent (75%) of the nonfamily household median income for the City of Goleta as determined by the United States Census Bureau (resulting in a salary of $42,134) and for the Mayor at ninety percent (90%) of the nonfamily household median income for the City of Goleta (resulting in a salary of $50,561)?”

Measure Z2018

"Shall an ordinance be adopted establishing a Cannabis Business Tax on gross receipts of cannabis businesses from the sale of cannabis and related products, whether at wholesale or retail, at a rate not to exceed 10%, with initial rates of 5% (retailers), 2% (manufacturers), 4% (cultivators), and 1% (distributors and nurseries) estimated to raise $334,000 to $1,423,000 for unrestricted general revenue purposes such as street repair, parks and police, until ended by voters?”

 If you desire a copy of the ordinances or measures, please call the City Clerk’s office at (805) 961-7505 or email your request to cityclerkgroup@cityof Goleta.org and a copy will be provided to you at no cost.

Election Calendar

 

JUNE 19, 2018

CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:
  • Resolution No. 18-32 entitled,  “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Goleta, California, Requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara to Consolidate a General Municipal Election to Be Held on November 6, 2018 with the Statewide General Election to Be Held on that Date Pursuant to Section 10403 of the Elections Code”.
  • Resolution No. 18-33 entitled, “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Goleta, California, Setting Priorities for Filing Written Arguments Regarding City Measures for the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election and Directing the City Clerk to Submit the Council Measures to the City Attorney for the Preparation of an Impartial Analysis”.

  • Resolution No. 18-34 entitled "A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Goleta, California, Providing for the Filing of Rebuttal Arguments for City Measures Submitted for the November 6. 2018 Municipal Elections”.
 

JUNE 19, 2018

CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE FOLLOWING BALLOT QUESTIONS:

  • “Shall an ordinance be adopted establishing a Cannabis Business Tax on gross receipts of cannabis businesses from the sale of cannabis and related products, whether at wholesale or retail, at a rate not to exceed 10%, with initial rates of 5% (retailers), 2% (manufacturers), 4% (cultivators), and 1% (distributors and nurseries) estimated to raise $334,000 to $1,423,000 for unrestricted general revenue purposes such as street repair, parks and police, until ended by voters?”
  • Shall an ordinance be adopted establishing an annual salary for members of the City Council set at seventy-five percent (75%) of the nonfamily household median income for the City of Goleta as determined by the United States Census Bureau (resulting in a salary of $42,134) and for the Mayor at ninety percent (90%) of the nonfamily household median income for the City of Goleta (resulting in a salary of $50,561)?”

JULY 16, 2018 - AUGUST 10, 2018

 FILING PERIOD FOR NOMINATION PAPERS AND CANDIDATE'S STATEMENTS

JULY 23, 2018 -AUGUST 1, 2018

 CITY ATTORNEY IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS DUE

AUGUST 2, 2018 -  AUGUST 13,  2018

 PUBLIC EXAMINATION PERIOD FOR THE IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS

AUGUST 3, 2018 - AUGUST 13, 2018

 REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS DUE            

AUGUST 14, 2018 - AUGUST 23 , 2018

 PUBLIC EXAMINATION PERIOD FOR THE REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS            

AUGUST 16, 2018

 SECRETARY OF STATE TO DETERMINE ORDER OF NAMES ON BALLOT            

OCTOBER 8, 2018

 FIRST DAY VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS ARE AVAILABLE

OCTOBER 22, 2018

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

ELECTION DAY (POLLS OPEN AT 7 A.M. AND CLOSE AT 8 P.M.)            

    

Election links:

Campaign Disclosures

Voter Registration Status (Am I registered to vote?)

Polling Place Locations (Where do I vote?)

Vote By Mail

Military and Overseas Voters

Secretary of State - Elections

Election Results – Santa Barbara County

Election Results - Statewide

 

Voter Registration: 

Voter registration applications are available in the City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Applications are also available online at the Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters website at: http://sbcvote.com/elections/VoterRegistration.aspx

For additional information, please contact the City Clerk's office at (805) 961-7505 or cityclerkgroup@cityofgoleta.org.