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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.

Voter Registration

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 klawler@cityofukiah.com.

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

Election Event Date
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.

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
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

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.

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