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General Municipal Election

The City of Ukiah’s next municipal election will be held on November 6, 2018, at which three seats (Jim O. Brown, Kevin Doble, and Maureen Mulheren) on the City Council will be up for election. The remaining two councilmember seats are held by Douglas F. Crane and Stephen G. Scalmanini; their terms end in November 2020.

Measures and Initiatives are still unknown. Resolutions will be linked here once available.

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 is scheduled to begin Monday, July 16, 2018. All candidates running for office in the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election must complete all required paperwork between July 16th and August 10th 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 email klawler@cityofukiah.com.

The Mayor is appointed every year on a rotational basis by the City Council.

Election Event Date
City Council Call for Election Forthcoming
City Council to Adopt Resolution Placing Measure and Advisory Measures on Ballot To Be Determined
Last Day After Which No Arguments For or Against a City Measure may be Submitted to the City Clerk To Be Determined
Last Day to File Rebuttal Arguments To Be Determined
Nomination Period Opens July 16, 2018
Nomination Period Closes August 10, 2018
Extended Nomination Period Closes (if applicable) August 15, 2018
Secretary of State Holds Random Alpha Drawing August 16, 2018
First Day Campaign Signs May Be Erected September 7, 2018
Filing Period for Write-In Candidates Begins September 10, 2018
First Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due September 27, 2018
Last Date to Register to Vote October 22, 2018
Filing Period for Write-In Candidates Ends October 23, 2018
Second Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due October 25, 2018
Third Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due November 1, 2018
Election Day November 6, 2018
Last Day to Declare Election Results December 14, 2018 (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 three terms of office up for election are for the period December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2022.
  • Election to the office of City Council requires a 50% + 1 majority vote threshold.

City Council Meeting Schedule

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 Information

The Candidate Information is provided to all candidates to assist them with the nomination and campaign process. A hard copy will be provided to all candidates by the City Clerk upon issuing in lieu of petition forms or nomination papers.

Candidate/Committee Economic Disclosure Forms

Candidate, Position Nomination Papers Approved Candidate Statements Voluntary Spending Limits Form 410 Form 501 Form 460/470 Form 700
Candidate 1

  • City Council
Candidate 2

  • City Council
Candidate 3

  • City Council

Questions & Resources



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.

News Releases


2016 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,

  • City Council
7/22/16 Released post filing deadline 8/10/16 Accepted No Submission Forthcoming 8/10/16 8/10/16 8/10/16
Allen Carter,

  • City Treasurer
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,

  • City Council
8/10/16 Released post filing deadline 8/11/16 Accepted 8/11/16 8/10/16 9/23/16 8/11/16
Mark Hilliker,

  • City Council
Withdrew Application

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