General Municipal Election - Nov 3, 2020

UPDATE:  As of the close of the nomination period on August 7, 2020, there were not more candidates than offices to be elected. Therefore, pursuant to Election Code Section 10229, at a special meeting on August 18, 2020, the Arroyo Grande City Council made the appointments and canceled its Consolidated General Municipal Election. 

Election Notices

Resolution No, 4994 - Calling Election
Resolution No. 4995 - Requesting Consolidation
Resolution No. 4996 - Candidate Statement Regulations
Notice of Election
Qualified Candidate List at the Close of the Nomination Period
Notice That There Are Not More Candidates Than Offices To Be Elected
Resolution No. 5022 - Providing for the Appointment to the Offices of the City that were to be Elected on November 3, 2020

Committee Information and Campaign Disclosure

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires various campaign disclosure reports from committees, candidates and elected officials at various times of the year. The City Clerk serves as the Filing Officer for local candidates.  Candidate and campaign filings (including, but not limited to, the Candidate Intention Statement (501), Statement of Organization Recipient Committee (410), and Campaign Statements (460, 470) for Arroyo Grande candidates and committees for a particular election, are available for public review on the City’s website. Original documents (un-redacted) are public information and available in the City Clerk’s Office for review by appointment during regular business hours Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Copies of statements can be made upon receipt of payment to the City of 10 cents per page.

Voter Registration
Voter registration forms are available at the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, library, DMV, U.S. post offices, and City Hall.  For additional information, visit the California Secretary of State website.

On May 8, 2020, recognizing the threat COVID-19 continues to pose to public health, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-64-20  which, among other things, orders the November 3, 2020 General Election to be conducted as an all-mail ballot election. Accordingly, all registered voters in California will receive a vote-by-mail ballot in the mail before the election. In-person voting locations will still be available at various Voter Service Centers. 

Vote by Mail Ballots can be returned in multiple ways:

  • Mailed via United States Postal Service
  • Delivered to a secure VBM Ballot Drop Boxes
  • Delivered to a Voter Service Center during the 4 days of Voting

Voter Service Centers will be open October 31st to November 3rd. 

19 Drop Box Locations will be open October 5th to November 3rd.

The California Secretary of State is now offering Where’s My Ballot?—a new way for voters to track and receive notifications on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot. Powered by BallotTrax, Where’s My Ballot? lets voters know where their ballot is, and its status, every step of the way.  Sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notifications about your ballot.  

Additional Election Information and Resources

  • Fair Political Practices Commission : The Technical Assistance Division of the FPPC will provide telephone assistance Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM at (866) 275-3772 concerning campaign filing requirements and conflicts of interest.
  • Arroyo Grande City Clerk’s Office: The City Clerk is responsible for coordinating the Municipal Election and receiving all Campaign Filing Statements for local candidates. To contact the City Clerk’s Office, call (805) 473-5400, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (except holidays), or send an e-mail.
  • San Luis Obispo County Election’s Office: Find your polling place, voter status and more online.
  • Voter’s Edge California is an online resource that provides nonpartisan information on elections and voting.
  • California Easy Voter Guide provides new voters and busy voters with nonpartisan information for statewide elections in California. 

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