Information for Potential Candidates

City of Lodi Municipal Election - November 3, 2020

Council Member Seat for (four-year terms):

  • District 4
  • District 5

(Terms of Bob Johnson and JoAnne Mounce will be expiring)

California Elections Code Section 10220 specifies that the nomination period is “Not earlier than the 113th day nor later than the 88th day before a municipal election during normal office hours...”

The next City of Lodi General Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The Nomination Period opens July 13, 2020, and closes August 7, 2020, at 5 p.m.

Note: If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the city are not filed by the 88th day before the election, the voters shall have until the 83rd day (August 12, 2020) to nominate candidates.

Contact the City Clerk's Office to make an appointment.

By-District Elections for Lodi

On March 7, 2018, the Lodi City Council adopted Ordinance 1949 establishing and implementing by-district elections. City Council Members are elected on a by-district basis from five single-member Council districts by voters residing in the district in which the Council Member resides. View the District Map (PDF), and read more about by-district elections.

State law requires candidates to file the Fair Political Practices Commission Form 501, Statement of Intention, with the City Clerk before raising or spending any money to run for office. Form 410, Statement of Organization, establishes a committee - which is required if $2,000 or more is spent or received in campaign contributions. Forms and instruction manuals are available through the City Clerk's Office and online at the Fair Political Practices Commission. Additionally, refer to the Process Map (PDF) for campaign committee and filing information