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General Municipal Election
The City of Ukiah’s next municipal election will be held on November 8, 2016, at which two seats (Douglas F. Crane and Stephen G. Scalmanini) on the City Council, and one seat for City Treasurer will be up for election. The remaining three councilmember seats are held by Jim O. Brown, Kevin Doble, and Maureen Mulheren; their terms end in November 2018.
There will be one ballot measure and one advisory ballot measure on the November 8, 2016, ballot. To view the resolution approved by the City Council placing the measures on the ballot, click here: Resolution No. 2016-27.
You can register to vote online or at one of several civic locations: the Office of the County Clerk, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices, and libraries. You may also call the County Clerk’s Election line at 707-234-6819 to have a voter registration form sent to you.
Candidate Nomination Period
The candidate nomination period opened on Monday, July 18, 2016. All candidates running for office in the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election must complete all required paperwork between July 18th and August 12th at 5:00 p.m. Nomination papers are available at the City Clerk Department – appointments to pick up and submit Candidate documents are REQUIRED. To make an appointment, please call 463-6217 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Mayor is appointed every year on a rotational basis by the City Council.
|City Council Called for Election||May 18, 2016|
|City Council Adopted Resolution Placing Measure and Advisory Measure on Ballot||May 18, 2016|
|Last Day After Which No Arguments For or Against a City Measure may be Submitted to the City Clerk||June 2, 2016|
|Last Day to File Rebuttal Arguments||June 13, 2016 (as 06/12/16 is a Sunday)|
|Nomination Period Opens||July 18, 2016|
|Nomination Period Closes||August 12, 2016|
|Extended Nomination Period Closes (if applicable)||August 17, 2016|
|Secretary of State Holds Random Alpha Drawing||August 18, 2016|
|First Day Campaign Signs May Be Erected||September 9, 2016|
|Filing Period for Write-In Candidates Begins||September 12, 2016|
|First Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due||September 29, 2016|
|Last Date to Register to Vote||October 24, 2016|
|Filing Period for Write-In Candidates Ends||October 25, 2016|
|Second Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due||October 27, 2016|
|Third Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due||November 3, 2016|
|Election Day||November 8, 2016|
|Last Day to Declare Election Results||December 23, 2016 (no later than)|
- Council Members: Four (4) years, elected by the voters. If a Council Member resigns their seat, the City Council will decide whether to appoint a new person to serve the remainder of the term, leave the seat vacant until the next scheduled election, or hold a special election to fill the seat.
- The two terms of office up for election are for the period December 1, 2016 through November 30, 2020.
- Election to the office of City Council requires a 50% + 1 majority vote threshold.
First and third Wednesdays of each month at 6 pm, as well as other special meetings, as scheduled. Council Members also sit on various Boards and Commissions throughout the community on behalf of the City of Ukiah.
In order to be eligible to hold office as a member of the City Council, a candidate must be a registered voter within the corporate limits of the City of Ukiah at the time nomination documents are issued by the City Clerk. An eligible voter in the City of Ukiah must be an American citizen, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the City. If you meet these requirements but are not a registered voter of the City, the City Clerk can provide you a voter registration form at the time you request nomination documents. (Government Code Sections 34882, 34904, 36502).
Campaign Reporting Requirements
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) provides free, expert advice at their toll free number: (866) ASK FPPC (275-3772). All campaign forms, most manuals, and instructions are available on their website.
Measures on Ballot
Candidate/Committee Economic Disclosure Forms
|Candidate, Position||Nomination Papers Approved||Candidate Statements||Voluntary Spending Limits||Form 410||Form 501||Form 460/470||Form 700|
|Douglas F. Crane,
||7/22/16||Released post filing deadline||8/10/16 Accepted||No Submission Forthcoming||8/10/16||8/10/16||8/10/16|
||8/2/16||No Submission Forthcoming||8/1/16 Accepted||No Submission Forthcoming||8/2/16||8/2/16||8/2/16|
|Stephen G. Scalmanini,
||8/10/16||Released post filing deadline||8/11/16 Accepted||8/11/16||8/10/16||9/23/16||8/11/16|
Questions & Resources
- Online Voter Registration
- Ukiah City Clerk Department, (707) 463-6217
- City Council Agenda Packets
- Mendocino County Registrar, (707) 234-6826
- Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)
- Political Reform Act provided by the League of California Cities
- Secretary of State
- Federal Election Commission
- League of Women Voters
The Mayor and Council Members are each paid $441 per month. City Code provides for a $490 per month salary (Municipal Code §62).
Council Members are eligible for a medical allowance of $659.06 per month (equivalent to an employee-only monthly Blue Cross premium; subject to change each fiscal year depending upon the approved REMIF premiums) toward the City’s health care provider. This amount is not reimbursable for outside health care plans.