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The candidate filing period for the one (1) Mayor seat and two (2) City Council Member seats (District 3 and District 4) begins Monday, July 18, 2022, and ends Friday, August 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m.  All candidates must be a registered voter in Encinitas at the time nomination papers are issued. Council Member candidates must also reside in the district they are seeking to represent.

If an incumbent for the Mayor seat does not file by the August 12, 2022, deadline, the deadline will be extended to August 17, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. for non-incumbent candidates.

If an incumbent for a Council Member seat does not file by the August 12, 2022, deadline, the deadline will be extended to August 17, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. for non-incumbent candidates.

Nomination Papers may be obtained from and returned to the City Clerk during normal working hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on open Fridays from July 18, 2022 through August 12, 2022, by appointment.  Please note that City Hall is closed for business on the following Fridays:  July 22 and August 5. Until the end of the filing period, a candidate may withdraw, but not change, the Nomination Papers.

To make an appointment with the City Clerk to obtain Nomination Papers, please email [email protected] or call 760-633-2603. 

For more election information, please visit the Municipal Election webpage.