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 as well as potential candidates for office. These web pages also provide information pertaining to City ballot measures.
NOVEMBER 6, 2012, MUNICIPAL ELECTION
FINAL ELECTION RESULTS
Final election results for the November 6, 2012, Municipal Election are available at the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters website.
LOCAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS
The City of Santa Rosa has adopted local campaign finance regulations that, among other things, require additional campaign disclosure requirements, provide for public financing of campaigns (through a voluntary election campaign spending limit), and place limits on campaign contributions. All candidates, committees, and persons or entities making independent expenditures are highly encouraged to thoroughly read City Code Chapter 10-32 (Political Campaign Reporting Requirements), Chapter 10-33 (Public Financing of Council Election Campaigns), and 10-34 (Political Campaign Contribution Limits) to ensure full compliance with all provisions.
CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE FILINGS
For information on campaign disclosure statements visit our Campaign Finance Reports page.
October 22nd is the registration deadline for the November 6, 2012, election. Need to register to vote or not sure if you are registered? Visit the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters web page.
Voters whose signatures are already on file with the state's Department of Motor Vehicles can submit voter registration forms to county elections offices electronically by visiting RegisterToVote.ca.gov.
You can also pick up a paper voter registration application at the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office, the Santa Rosa City Clerk's Office, any branch of the Sonoma County Library, the Department of Motor Vehicles offices or any U.S. post office. It is important that your voter registration application be filled out completely and be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Sonoma County Registrar's Office by October 22, 2012.
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.
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