Next City Election: November 7, 2018 Election
Up for Election (Filing Period Opens in July 2018):
3 City Council Member Seats (Wendy David, Tom Davis & Austin Sass)
1 City Clerk Seat (Susan Alessi)
1 City Treasurer Seat (David Olivo)
City of South Lake Tahoe
The City of South Lake Tahoe is a general law city and uses a Council-Manager form of government. Five Council Members, elected at large for four-year staggered terms, govern the City. The City Clerk and City Treasurer are also elected by the voters and each serve a four-year term. Elections for the City's Elected Officials are held in November of each even-numbered year.
Each year in December, the Council Members choose which of them will serve the following year as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor is the presiding officer of the Council. In the absence of the Mayor, the Mayor Pro Tem serves as Mayor.
Elections Filing Officer
The City Clerk serves as the election officer for the City and is responsible for coordinating consolidation of elections with the El Dorado County Elections Department, issuance and acceptance of nomination papers and required elections forms, city measures and the publication of required legal notices. In addition, the City Clerk serves as the filing officer for all campaign disclosure statements and statements of economic interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Eligibility and Candidacy
To be eligible to run for a City Elected Official position, persons must be a registered voter of the City of South Lake Tahoe at the time nomination papers are issued. Registered voters in South Lake Tahoe must be U.S. Citizens, residents within the City of South Lake Tahoe city limits, 18 years of age or older on the date of the election, and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.
Voters qualifying for registration must be a U. S. Citizen aged 18 years or older, a resident of the City of South Lake Tahoe, and neither in prison nor on parole for a felony conviction. Re-registration is required if a person has moved since their last registration, change in name or change in political party affiliation.
The registration deadline in order to vote in the next election is 15 days prior to the election. Voter registration can be done online through the California Secretary of State, El Dorado County Elections Department or by contacting the City of South Lake Tahoe City Clerk's Office.
You can find your election polling place online or call El Dorado County Elections Department (530) 621-7480.
Political Sign Permit - Statement of Responsibility
A completed Statement of Responsibility (PDF) along with a $142 deposit is required prior to posting of any election campaign signs.