GENERAL ELECTIONS INFORMATION
The City Clerk is responsible for administering the city’s elections and in this role coordinates and advises public officials, candidates for office, and the public on election matters, campaign disclosures and voter registration. The City consolidates its elections with the County of Kings. As the City’s liaison to the California Fair Political Practices Commission, the City Clerk is the filing officer for election campaign reports and statements of economic interest (conflict of interest) for designated employees and certain appointed officials. The City of Lemoore consolidates its elections services with Kings County Registrar of Voters who prepares and furnishes to the City all materials, equipment, and services.
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EXTENSION OF NOMINATION PERIOD
In the event that one or more the incumbents whose terms are due to expire in 2022 do not file nomination papers by the deadline, the nomination period for that particular office will be extended by one week for all citizens except those incumbents that did not file nominations papers for re-election. This section does not apply where there is no incumbent eligible to be elected. Elections Code § 10225.
LEMOORE VOTING DISTRICTS
On March 20, 2018, The City of Lemoore adopted Ordinance NO. 2018-01 changing the system for electing members of the City Council from an at-large system to an election by district. City Council Members are elected on a by-district basis from five single-member Council districts by voters residing in the district (PDF) in which the Council Member resides and hold four-year terms.
Interactive Map to locate your district.
QUALIFICATIONS TO RUN FOR OFFICE
Every candidate shall:
- Be a U.S. citizen. (Cal. Const., art. IV, § 2(c)1)
- Be a registered voter and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time nomination papers are issued to the (Elections Code §201)
- Not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those (Elections Code §20)
- The City has also developed a handbook for candidates to use as a general resource guide to assist in facilitating the election process (linked below).
CANDIDATE FILING FORMS
- The City Clerk is available by appointment only.
To schedule an appointment please call, (559) 924-6744 ext. 700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FPPC provides advice by phone at 1 (800) 275-3772 or by email at email@example.com.
- Campain Disclosure Manual 2
This manual provides information on campaign disclosure rules as required under the Political Reform Act.