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City Elections and Campaign Finance 

The City Clerk's Office is responsible for conducting municipal elections within the City of Santa Rosa. The following information has been prepared to help guide voters of the City of Santa Rosa, potential candidates for office, and individuals and organizations participating in City elections.

2017 SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

The Special Municipal Election for the City of Santa Rosa will be held on Tuesday,
June 6, 2017

Referendum Petition Fraud Complaints

We have received complaints alleging that individuals circulating a referendum petition objecting to the City Council’s adoption of a rent control ordinance have provided misleading information to voters considering whether to sign the petition. If you wish to file a complaint regarding potential petition fraud, please contact the Santa Rosa Police Department at (707) 528-5222; for emergencies, call 911.

INFORMATION ON BALLOT MEASURES

On March 7, 2017, the Council took action by Resolution No. RES-2017-33 to order the submission of a measure relating to the City’s Rent Stabilization and Other Tenant Protections Ordinance No. 4072 and by Resolution No. RES-2017-35 to order the submission of a measure relating to the Cannabis Business Tax in the City of Santa Rosa at the special municipal election to be held on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. 

The following ballot measure letters have been assigned in the order listed below:

  • Measure C - Residential Rent Stabilization and Other Tenant Rights
  • Measure D - Cannabis Business Tax

Below are key documents for the June 6, 2017, special municipal election:

ELECTION CALENDAR
BALLOT ARGUMENT GUIDELINES
BALLOT ARGUMENT WORD COUNT INSTRUCTIONS 
STATEMENT OF ACCURACY

Campaign Finance Regulations

The Local Campaign Finance Regulations page provides information and forms regarding the City's campaign finance regulations, including robocall regulations, as specified in Santa Rosa City Code Chapter 10-32, Campaign Finance Regulations.

Campaign Disclosure Filings

The City Clerk’s Office has contracted with NetFile to provide a free, web-based electronic campaign disclosure statement filing system. The system is fully searchable for use by the public. This ensures the highest level of transparency and accountability so that voters and members of the public can be fully informed. Elected officials, candidates, and committees who are required to file campaign disclosure statements with the City of Santa Rosa must do so through the NetFile system. Once filed, campaign statements may be viewed by visiting the Public Portal for Campaign Finance Disclosure.

FILERS: Each committee will need one user ID and password to access the NetFile system. NetFile users may access the log-in page and instructions via this link. Additionally, all committees must have a signed Signature Verification Card on file with City Clerk’s Office in order to file statements electronically. Signature verification cards must be signed and submitted for each officeholder, candidate, or principal officer and the committee treasurer.

Voter Registration

Secretary of State - Register to Vote


May 22, 2017, is the registration deadline for the June 6, 2017, special municipal election. Need to register to vote or not sure if you are registered? Visit the
Sonoma County Registrar of Voters web page. To register online, visit the Secretary of State's Online Voter Registration web page.

NEED ASSISTANCE OR HAVE QUESTIONS?

Other Useful Web Sites

We are happy to assist you! If you have questions, please contact us by phone at (707) 543-3015 or by email at: cityclerk@srcity.org.

Daisy Gomez, City Clerk