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Candidate Filing Period
The candidate filing period for the Mayor and two (2) City Council Member seats (District 1 and District 2) begins Monday, July 13, 2020, and ends Friday, August 7, 2020, at 4:30 p.m.  All  candidates must be a registered voter of the City of Encinitas at the time nomination papers are issued. Council Member candidates must also reside in the district they are seeking to represent. 

Nomination papers may be obtained from and returned to the City Clerk, by appointment,  during normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on open Fridays from July 13, 2020, through August 7, 2020. Please note that City Hall is closed for business on the following Fridays: July 24 and August 7. (City Hall is closed for business August 7; however, the City Clerk will be available to accept nomination papers by appointment only).

Please note that due to COVID-19, all City Offices remain closed to the public until further notice.  City staff continues to conduct City business through email, teleconferencing, and phone calls during normal business hours. 

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

For Municipal Election information please visit the City’s election webpage
at https://encinitasca.gov/Government/Municipal-Elections.