Next Election: November 3, 2020 2020 General Election
The next opportunity for a position on City Council will be the November 3, 2020 General Election when two City Council seats are up for election (Councilmembers Laine and Collin)
Running for City Council
Nomination Period Opens July 13, 2020 and Closes August 7, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Obtain and File Declaration of Candidacy
TO: Candidates for November 3, 2020 Election
RE: Candidate Filing
In light of COVID-19 candidates must make an appointment with the City Clerk for receiving candidate documents and submission of completed candidate filing documents.
Prior to issuing documents the City Clerk shall verify the eligibility of the candidate for the office sought.
Any documents that require an oath by the candidate may be executed in the presence of a notary, in the office of the City Clerk during available business hours, by appointment.
Receipt of Candidate Documents and Filing Deadlines:
A candidate may electronically submit their completed documents to the City Clerk so that the City Clerk may begin the review and verification process as soon as practicable. However, in order to be a qualified candidate for the office in which you are seeking, the completed documents with original signatures must be received by appointment with the City Clerk by the close of the nomination period for the office sought. The close of the nomination period is August 7, 2020 at 5 p.m. unless there is an extension of the nomination period E.C.10510, 10516.
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.
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.
City Council Term expires
Other Elected Officials Term Expires
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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.
Voter Registration Deadline
The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election.
If this deadline has passed:
- You can submit an application and it will be processed for future elections.
- You have the opportunity to “conditionally” register to vote and vote provisionally at your local county elections office. Contact your local county elections official for more information or visit Conditional Voter Registration.