Voting & Election Information

City Clerk Election Information

The City of Vallejo General Municipal Election is held in November during even-numbered years. The City Council is composed of six Councilmembers who are elected by-district and a directly elected Mayor. Councilmembers serve for staggered terms of four years. The Mayor is directly elected and serves for a term of four years. Per the Charter, no elective officer may hold office for more than two consecutive four-year terms as either mayor or councilmember, nor serve in both offices of mayor and council member for longer than three consecutive four-year terms.

Beginning in 2020, the Vallejo City Council elections will begin the transition from at-large voting to district-based voting. The City has divided into six districts and only the voters in a district decide who will represent that district. Voters will elect Councilmembers to represent Districts 1, 3, and 6 during the November 3, 2020, General Municipal Election. Voters will also elect a Mayor who will be elected at-large. 

The next general municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Currently, the Mayor and Councilmembers receive a salary of $14,700 annually.  The mayor is eligible for additional compensation of $22,800 annually payable in monthly installments.

Eligibility and Candidacy

To be eligible to run for office for Councilmember for any given district, a candidate must be a resident and elector of the district they are running for at least thirty (30) days preceding the last day for filing of nomination papers. For Mayor, candidates must be a resident and elector of the city for at least thirty (30) days preceding the last day for filing of nomination papers. Registered voters in Vallejo must be U.S. citizens, residents of Vallejo, 18 years of age or older on the date of the election, and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.

Councilmember seats from Districts 1, 3 and 6 will be up for election on the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Ballot including the Mayoral seat, which shall be elected at-large.

Nomination Period

This is the period when individuals officially receive, circulate and file nomination papers for candidacy.

The nomination period for candidates opens at 8:30 a.m. on July 13, 2020 and closes at 5:15 p.m. on August 7, 2020. If an incumbent fails to submit nomination papers by this deadline, non-incumbent candidates will have until 5:15 p.m. on August 12, 2020 to file nomination papers. This extension is not applicable when there is no incumbent eligible to be elected.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the City Clerk to schedule an appointment to take out and/or file nomination papers. The City Clerk will begin to schedule appointments not early than July 1, 2020.

Additional information about the General Municipal Election, including candidate and voter assistance information will be posted to the website as it becomes available throughout the election season. Please contact Dawn G. Abrahamson, City Clerk, if you have questions regarding the upcoming election.

Voter Registration

Voters qualify for registration by being a U.S. citizen, aged 18 years or older, a resident of Vallejo, and neither in prison nor on parole for a felony conviction. Re-registration is required if you have moved since you last registered, changed your name, or changed your political party affiliation.

The registration deadline is 15 days before an election. For the November 3, 2020 General Election the deadline to register to vote is October 19, 2020. You may register to vote online at the California Secretary of State's website. For more information, contact the Vallejo City Clerk's office at (707) 648-4527 or contact the Solano County Registrar of Voters at (707) 784-6675.

Form 460 - Campaign Financial Disclosure Statements

Campaign Financial Disclosure Statements, filled semi-annually and during the pre-election periods may be viewed at the City Clerk's Office during regular business hours. Click here to review Form 460's filed.

There are two Pre-Election filing periods for candidates during the election cycle, which occur in even number years.

The addresses of private citizens have been redacted to insure privacy provisions when posted on the web. Campaign contribution forms are public records and are available, unredacted, for review during business hours in the City Clerk's Office. Copies are available upon request; the copying charge is ten cents ($0.10) per page.

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Dawn Abrahamson
Dawn G. Abrahamson, City Clerk

555 Santa Clara Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
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