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November 3, 2020 City Council Election

Voting and Election Information

The November 2020 General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The City of Rancho Cordova General Municipal Election is held in November during even-numbered years. The City Council is composed of five Council Members. Council Members serve for staggered terms of four years.

At that election, voters will elect three City Council Members to seats currently held by Robert J. McGarvey, David Sander and Donald Terry. The remaining seats held by Linda Budge and Garrett Gatewood will be up for election in November 2022. 

Eligibility and Candidacy

To be eligible to run for office, a candidate must be a resident and a registered voter of the City by the last day for filing of nomination papers.  Registered voters in Rancho Cordova must be U.S. citizens, residents of Rancho Cordova, 18 years of age or older on the date of the election, and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction

Nomination Period

This is the period when individuals officially receive, circulate and file nomination papers for candidacy.

The nomination period for candidates is open from Monday, July 13 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, August 7 at 5:00 p.m. If an incumbent does not submit nomination papers by this deadline, the nomination period will be extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the City Clerk to schedule an appointment to take out and/or file nomination papers during the Nomination Period.

Please contact Stacy Leitner, City Clerk, if you have questions regarding the upcoming election or to schedule an appointment.

Voter Registration 

To find out if you are currently registered to vote, visit the webpage of the California Secretary of State.  Not registered to vote?  Register online at the California Secretary of State.

Re-registration is required if you have moved since you last registered, changed your name, or changed your political party affiliation.

The registration deadline is 15 days before an election. You may register to vote online at The California Secretary of State.  For more information, contact the Rancho Cordova City Clerk's office at (916) 851-8805 or contact the County of Sacramento Registration and Elections Department at (916) 875-6451.


As of August 10, 2018, there have been no ballot measures submitted for the November 6, 2018 Election.

Helpful Election Information Links

The websites below provide valuable election information for candidates, campaign committees, and voters.

Sacramento County Registrar of Voters
Information on voter registration, vote centers, vote-by-mail, and election results for races within Sacramento County.

The Fair Political Practices Commission
Information on the Political Reform Act, Campaign Forms, Statement of Economic Interest Forms, filing deadline, workshops for committees.

The California Secretary of State

Information regarding state candidates and measurer, calendars, voter registration, statewide election results, and general election information.

The State of California Elections Code

League of Women Voters (National Website)

League of Women Voters (Local Chapter)

Voter's Edge California, a partnership of the League of Women Voters and Maplight, includes a comprehensive guide for elections including measures, candidates, and information about polling locations.

Additional information about the General Municipal Election, including candidate and voter assistance information will be posted to this website as it becomes available throughout the election season.

If you have questions regarding the upcoming election, please contact:

Stacy Leitner, City Clerk
Phone:  (916) 851-8805

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