Election Information - November 2018

Mayor and City Council - Election of Officers and City Measures

Official Election Results for the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election.

Application for Grover Beach City Council Vacancy

The City of Grover Beach is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Grover Beach City Council created by the November 6, 2018 election of Council Member Jeff Lee as the City's new Mayor. By a unanimous vote, the City Council decided to fill this vacancy by appointment rather than by holding a special election and would like to invited registered voters of Grover Beach to apply for the remaining term of the position until December 2020.

This decision opens the process to the public by asking potential candidates to apply for the position rather than being brought forward by Council Members. To apply, community members are asked to complete an application, and submit it to the City Clerk's Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21, 2018. The applications will be provided to the City Council for its January 7, 2019 regular meeting where the Council will conduct candidate interviews and make an appointment for this position.View the application (PDF).

General Election Information

The General Municipal Election is held in Grover Beach on the first Tuesday (after the first Monday) in November of even-numbered years and is consolidated with the County of San Luis Obispo. The City Clerk serves as the City's Election Official and, in compliance with the California Elections Code, administers all municipal elections for elected and appointed officials.

Elected Officials

The Grover Beach City Council consists of five members elected at-large on a nonpartisan basis. In November of even-numbered years, three seats will be open on the City Council - two for the office of Council Member (a four-year term of office) and the office of Mayor (a two-year term of office). Elected officials may serve no more than two consecutive terms for the same office.

Requirements for Running for a Seat on the City Council 

  • A candidate must live in Grover Beach and be a registered voter of the city. For additional information, please see our Press Release (PDF).

Nomination of Officers

The nomination period for the Office of Mayor and the Office of Council Member began on Monday, July 16, 2018 and closed on Friday, August 10, 2018.

Candidates Running for Elective Office

(listed in alphabetical order by last name)

  • For the Office of Mayor: (vote for one)
    Elizabeth "Liz" Doukas
    Jeff Lee
    Debbie D. Peterson
  • For the Office of Council Member: (vote for two)
    Barbara Nicolls
    Robert Robert
    Mariam Shah

To view campaign finance disclosure forms for candidates and committees, see Campaign Financial Disclosures - November 6, 2018.

To view the Candidate Forum (PDF) held on Monday, September 24, 2018, see Candidate Forum Video.

At the City Council meeting of July 23, 2018, the Council took formal action to place the following two (2) measures on the November 6, 2018 ballot:

City of Grover Beach Measure L-18 
To provide funding for maintaining fire and police services, repairing streets, maintaining parks, and other general city services; shall the City of Grover Beach adopt an ordinance amending an ordinance increasing the Transient Occupancy Tax rate charged for hotels and other visitor-serving accommodations from 10% to 12%, providing $70,000 annually in unrestricted funding with all funds staying in Grover Beach?

  • Yes 
  • No

Voter Information on City of Grover Beach - Measure L-18

City of Grover Beach Measure M-18 
To provide funding for maintaining fire and police services, repairing streets, maintaining parks, and other general city services; shall the City of Grover Beach adopt an ordinance amending the annual Business Tax Certificate rate from $55 to a range of $60 to $950 based on building square footage and a separate flat rate of $60 for businesses located outside Grover Beach, providing $90,000 annually in unrestricted funding with all funds staying in Grover Beach?

  • Yes
  • No

Voter Information on City of Grover Beach - Measure Monday through 18

Additional Voter Information

To be eligible to vote for candidates and issues appearing on the ballot in Grover Beach, you must be a registered voter of the city.