The City Clerk conducts and administers Municipal Elections, which are consolidated with the Santa Cruz County Elections Department. For additional current and past election information, please visit the Santa Cruz County Elections Department on the Votes Count website.
The City’s Municipal elections are held the first Tuesday of November in each even-numbered year. City Council Members serve four-year staggered terms.
Registering to Vote
Registering to vote is easier than ever. Use the Secretary of State Onlive Voter Registration website to register.
NOTICE OF ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020
A Presidential General Election will be held in the City of Scotts Valley on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the following:
- Three (3) City Council Member seats – with a four-year (4) term to expire in November 2024.
- Due to COVID-19, and in compliance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders N-64-20 and N-67-20, California elections officials will mail a ballot to all registered voters in early October. In addition, voter service centers will be established and open Saturday, October 31, 2020 through Tuesday, November 3, 2020 as follows: 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday; 8 am to 5 pm on Monday; and 7 am to 8 pm on Tuesday.
- The Candidate nomination period is July 13 to August*.
- *August 12 will be the extended deadline should an incumbent Council Member fail to file for re-election)
- Candidate nomination papers will be available beginning July 13, 2020. The City Offices are currently closed. To pull and submit nominations papers you will need to make an appointment with Scotts Valley City Clerk Tracy Ferrara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-440-5600. Nomination papers are issued and filed with the Scotts Valley City Clerk.
Additional information regarding the November 3, 2020 election can be found by visiting the Santa Cruz County Elections Department on the Votes Count website.
Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Filings
- Committee Campaign Statements (Form 460)
Candidate controlled committees use the Recipient Committee Campaign Statement (Form 460) to report campaign activity for all semi-annual, pre-election, and supplemental pre-election statements. Please visit the Fair Political Practices Website for information about who needs to file and forms needed.
- Agency Report of Public Official Appointments (Form 806) (PDF)
This form is used to report additional compensation that ofﬁcials receive when appointing themselves to positions on committees, boards or commissions of a public agency, special district, and joint powers agency or authority. For example, a city councilmember may be appointed to serve as the city’s representative on a joint powers insurance authority or a metropolitan planning organization or mayor. (Regulation 18705.5, amended 03.2012) Each agency must post on its website a single Form 806 which lists all the paid appointed positions. When there is a change in compensation or a new appointment, the Form 806 is updated to reﬂect the change. The form must be updated promptly as changes occur.
- Statement of Economic Interest Form (Form 700)
The Political Reform Act (Gov. Code Sections 81000- 91014) requires most state and local government officials and employees to publicly disclose their personal assets and income. They also must disqualify themselves from participating in decisions that may affect their personal economic interests. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the state agency responsible for issuing the attached Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700, and for interpreting the law’s provisions.