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General Election & Voter Registration Information
The next General Election will be held November 5, 2024.
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.
General Election results may be found on the County Clerk Recorder website.
On March 28, 2022 the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 22-02 which changed the City's "at-large" election system to a "district-based" system in which each Council Member seat is elected by the voters in the district in which the candidate resides. The office of Mayor still remains directly elected "at-large" for a two-year term. The office of Council Member is a four-year term, with terms expiring at staggered intervals. On June 27, 2022 the City Council adopted Resolution No. 22-30 approving and establishing a Citywide Governance Policy affirming the value of at-large governance of the City.
For the November 2024 Election Districts 3 and 4 will be up for election.
View Your District:
- Click on layer Adopted Plan 901 on the right-hand side of the interactive map
- Type in your address at the top-left search bar of the interactive map.
- Find out what district you live in
- Voter registration forms are available at the San Luis Obispo County Clerk’s office, City Hall, library, DMV, and U.S. post offices.
- For additional information see the California Secretary of State website.
Eligibility requirements to run for office are:
- You must be a resident of Grover Beach; and
- Be a current registered voter in the City of Grover Beach; and
- Be a U.S. citizen and 18 years of age on or before Election Day
- Live in the District that is up for election in that year.
Campaign Filing Requirements:
- File a Candidate Intention Statement FPPC Form 501. Prospective candidates can file their FPPC Form 501 anytime between now and the Nomination Period.
- After filing FPPC Form 501, should a candidate begin to campaign and raise funds he/or she must also file an originally signed FPPC Form 410 with the Secretary of State (copy of the form to be submitted to the Clerk’s office) within 10 days of receiving $2,000.
Instructions for both forms are on the first page of each form. Please read the instructions carefully and thoroughly, and contact Wendi Sims, City Clerk – (805) 473-4568, firstname.lastname@example.org. Prospective candidates can mail or drop off their FPPC forms at City of Grover Beach, 154 S. Eighth Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433.
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