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City Elections and Campaign Finance 

Welcome to the City of Santa Rosa’s Municipal Election web pages. These pages have been prepared to help guide voters of the City of Santa Rosa, potential candidates for office, and individuals and organizations participating in City elections.

2014 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

The next General Municipal Election for the City of Santa Rosa will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

On May 13, 2014, the City Council called the election by adoption of Resolution No. 28477 and adopted regulations pertaining to candidate statements by adoption of Resolution No. 28478.

The following are key dates for the November 4, 2014 election:

Event/Activity   Date
Nomination Period Opens 07/14/14
Nomination Period Closes 08/08/14
Extended Nomination Period Closes (if applicable) 08/13/14
Secretary of State Holds Random Alpha Drawing 08/14/14
First Day Campaign Signs May Be Erected 09/05/14
First Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due 10/06/14
Last Date to Register to Vote 10/20/14
Second Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due 10/23/14
Third Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due 10/31/14
Election Day 11/04/14
Deadline to Certify Election Results 12/02/14

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE INFORMATION

The City Council Candidate Information page provides information regarding offices for election in November 2014 and updated City Council Candidate information.

LOCAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS

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

PUBLIC FINANCING OF CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES

The Public Financing page provides information regarding the City's provision of public financing for eligible City Council candidates as specified in Santa Rosa City Code Chapter 10-33, Public Financing of Council Election Campaigns.

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

October 20, 2014, is the registration deadline for the November 4, 2014, election. Need to register to vote or not sure if you are registered? Visit the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters web page.  

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

Santa Rosa City Code section 10-33.020 requires the City website contain a link to the League of Women Voters website so long as that website does not endorse or oppose candidates, covers Santa Rosa City Council elections, and provides equal access on the website to all City Council candidates.

NEED ASSISTANCE OR HAVE QUESTIONS?

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

Terri A. Griffin, City Clerk
Stephanie Williams, Deputy City Clerk