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November 6, 2018 Election Information

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2018 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

ELECTION DATE

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Appointment of Mayor          Appointment of City Council Members


OFFICES OPEN FOR ELECTION
Mayor
City Council Member (2)

CANDIDATES:
Mayor (2 year term)

City Councilmember (4 year term)
  
Notice of Election - English          Noticia de elección- Espanol

Notice of Closure of Candidate Nomination Period - English and Espanol

**Notice of Nominees - English          **Noticia de Candidatos - Espanol
**Secretary of State will conduct randomized alphabet drawing to determine placement of candidates' name on the ballot on August 16
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Candidate Information Guide

The City of Calistoga will be holding its General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to be consolidated with the Statewide General Election. The following information is provided to answer general questions regarding the City’s election. Further information regarding Calistoga's election should be directed to the City Clerk's Office by calling 942-2807.        

BALLOT MATERIALS
The Ballot materials will be available at the City Clerk's Office for a 10-day public inspection period, beginning Monday, August 18, 2018 and ending August 27, 2018.

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Candidate Contact Information:

Candidate for Mayor:
Chris Canning - Incumbent (707) 815-2105

Candidates for City Council Member:
James Barnes - Incumbent (707) 942-2241
Gary Kraus - Incumbent (707) 942-1053
Donald Williams - Retired Businessman/Educator (707) 479-8660

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INCUMBENTS TERMS EXPIRING
Mayor Chris Canning
Council Member James Barnes
Council Member Gary Kraus

QUALIFICATIONS FOR CANDIDATES
A person is eligible to hold office if he/she is a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older, and is a registered voter residing within the City of Calistoga city limits at the time the nomination papers are issued. Verification will be required prior to issuing nomination papers.

FILING FEES - There will be no filing fees for taking out nomination papers.

DATES AND PROCEDURES FOR TAKING OUT, CIRCULATING AND FILING NOMINATION PAPERS
Monday, July 16, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. to Friday, August 10, 2018 at 4:30 P.M.

Nomination papers may be taken out and filed with the Calistoga City Clerk's Office during this period. Not less than 20 nor more than 30 valid signatures are required for nomination to elected office in the City of Calistoga.

A nomination paper may be circulated and subsequently filed by the candidate or by any other person who is over the age of 18. The circulator is required to indicate by affidavit the dates between which all signatures were obtained.

Nomination papers shall be filed with the Calistoga City Clerk not later than 4:30 P.M. on Friday, August 10, 2018.  There will not be an extension of the Nomination Filing Period if an incumbent files nomination papers.

Write-In Candidates
The last day to file as a Write-In candidate is October 23, 2018 for the November 6, 2018 Calistoga Municipal Election. 

BALLOT ORDER FOR CANDIDATES NAMES
On Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 11:00 A.M., the Secretary of State conducts the randomized alphabet drawing to determine the order in which the candidates will appear on the ballot for the election.

PROCEDURES FOR FILING CANDIDATES’ STATEMENTS, FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS, AND CAMPAIGN EXPENDITURE FORMS
Candidates’ Statements, if desired, must be filed with the nomination papers and shall remain confidential until expiration of the filing period. The candidate is responsible for printing costs of the statement in the Sample Ballot. The cost is determined by the Napa County Elections Department and will be collected at the time a candidate files nomination papers. The statement is required to be printed in both English and Spanish.  The cost for printing the Candidates Statement is $688.00.

Complete information regarding Campaign and Economic Interest Statements can be found on the Fair Political Practices Commission website at: www.fppc.ca.gov.

Statements of Economic Interest - A Candidates’ Statement of Economic Interest (Fair Political Practices Commission Form 700) is required to be filed at the time nomination papers are filed.

Campaign Statements - Every candidate for any elective office and every committee must file campaign statements. Before a candidate for elective office can solicit or receive contributions, he or she must file the Form 501 (Statement of Intention). A Form 410 (Statement of Organization) is required to be filed within 10 days of receiving $1,000 in contributions.

ETHICS TRAINING
As an elected official who receives compensation, salary, stipend, and/or reimbursement for expenses, Council Members are required to receive ethics training every two years while in office. (Assembly Bill 1234)

TEMPORARY ELECTIONS SIGNS
Temporary signs for Elections can be erected no earlier than September 11, 2018 and must be taken down no later than November 11, 2018.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE:
In California, the deadline to register to vote for an election is 15 days before each local and statewide election day, so please register early!  Forget to register in time? You can register and vote same day through a process called Conditional Voter Registration. More details can be found on the California Secretary of State's website, http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/conditional-voter-reg/

A request for a voter registration card can also be downloaded from the Secretary of State’s website at http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm

Kathy Flamson, City Clerk
Calistoga City Hall
1232 Washington St.
Calistoga, California 94515
(707) 942-2807
City Clerk’s Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.