Upcoming Election and Candidates

The City of Roseville will hold an election on November 3, 2020.  At this election, City of Roseville voters will elect three City Council members in Districts 1, 3, and 5.  The seated members who may run for re-election are:

District

Councilmember

Term

District 1

John Allard

Regular Four Year Term

District 3

Bruce Houdesheldt

Regular Four Year Term

District 5

Scott Alvord

Regular Four Year Term

 

Find your district here.  The web application allows residents to enter a home address to find the voter district in which the resident resides. District information assists in determining voter qualification and identifies eligibility to run in Districts 1, 3, and 5.

In order to run for seats in either District 1, 3, or 5, applicants must file election paperwork obtained from the Roseville City Clerk during the July 13, 2020 to August 7, 2020 deadline. If an incumbent does not seek re-election, the filing period will be extended to August 12, 2020.  Due to COVID-19 impacts, interested candidates must make an appointment by calling 916-774-5200 in order to receive the required paperwork to appear on the November ballot.

 

Candidate Qualifications

Candidates interested in running for City of Roseville public office must meet the following requirements established by the City of Roseville Charter, the State of California Election Code and the California Government Code:

Candidates must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the City of Roseville
  • Reside in, and be a registered voter in, the district in which they seek election at the time nomination papers are issued

 

Voter Registration

October 19, 2020 is the last day to register to vote in the November 3, 2020 election. A person, 18 years of age or older and not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony, may register to vote at any time; however, registration for a specific election closes 15 days prior to that election. Registration is permanent, and a new affidavit of registration is necessary if you have changed your name, address, or wish to change your political party affiliation. Voter registration forms are available at:

  • Roseville Civic Center, 311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678 –  916-774-5200
  • Placer County Registrar of Voters, 2956 Richardson Drive, Auburn, CA 95603 – 530-886-5650
  • California Secretary of State web site at registertovote.ca.gov.

Measures on the Ballot

In 2019, the City of Roseville approved a resolution establishing a nine member Charter Review Commission to the review the charter in order to make recommendations to the City Council on proposed amendments for placement on the November 3, 2020 General Municipal ballot.Over a thirteen month period, the Charter Review Commission reviewed the charter to determine whether the document will adequately serve the community over the upcoming ten years.

The following ballot measures were approved for placement on the ballot by the Roseville City Council: 

Arguments and Rebuttals on Measures

Download the forms needed to submit an argument or rebuttal here.


Primary Arguments in Favor or in Against:

The California Elections Code states for measures placed on the ballot by the City Council, primary arguments in favor or against the measure are chosen to be placed on the ballot in the following order:

  1. The City Council
  2. A member or members of the City Council authorized by the entire City Council
  3. An individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measures, or a bona fide association of citizens, or a combination of voters and associations
  4. Chair of the Charter Review Commission (Not outlined in Elections Code but customary to provide select arguments in favor recommended by majority vote of the Charter Review Commission)

Primary arguments and rebuttals shall not exceed 300 words.  For Roseville, the filing period for primary arguments and rebuttals is July 20, 2020 to August 7, 2020

 

Rebuttal Arguments in Favor or Against:

The California Elections Code states rebuttal arguments to primary arguments may be filed in the following manner:

  1. The author or a majority of the authors of primary arguments may submit a rebuttal argument
  2. An author may authorize in writing that another resident may submit an argument for them

Rebuttal arguments shall not exceed 250 words.

 

Information for Ballot Arguments for Measures Appearing in the November 3, 2020 General Election

The California Elections Code governs the preparation and submittal of ballot arguments and rebuttal arguments in favor of or against ballot measures. 

 

Primary Ballot Arguments:

Title: The argument shall be titled either “Argument in Favor of Measure__ or “Argument against Measure___ ” (E.C. 9162)

Number of Words: Arguments cannot exceed 300 words in length.

Signatures: A ballot argument shall not be accepted unless accompanied by the name or names of the person or persons submitting it, or, if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization and the name of at least one of its principal officers.

No more than five signatures shall appear with any argument submitted. In case more than five persons sign any argument, the signatures of the first five shall be printed. (E.C. 9164)

Argument Not Accepted Without Consent From Person Included In Text: An argument that includes in its text the name or title of a person, other than the author of the argument, who is represented as being for or against a measure, shall not be accepted unless the argument is accompanied by the signed consent of that person. The consent of a person, other than an individual, shall be signed by an officer or other duly authorized representative. “Person” as used in this section means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, committee, labor organization, and any other organization or group of persons.

More Than One Argument: If more than one argument for or against any county measure is submitted, the City Clerk official shall give preference and priority in the following order. (E.C. 9166)

  1. The City Council
  2. A member or members of the City Council authorized by the entire City Council
  3. An individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measures, or a bona fide association of citizens, or a combination of voters and associations
  4. Chair of the Charter Review Commission (Not outlined in Elections Code but customary to provide select arguments in favor recommended by majority vote of the Charter Review Commission

Author Information: In order to transmit opposing arguments and to make a determination of which argument to print if more than one argument is submitted, the City Clerk needs to have certain information from the author. If someone other than the author delivers the argument, the author should supply the following information so it can be given to the City Clerk:

  • Residence address
  • Mailing address
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Fax number
  • E-mail address

If the City Clerk does not receive this information, it may delay delivery of the opposing argument.

DEADLINE FOR FILING ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR AND AGAINST MEASURE: 5 p.m., August 7, 2020

 

Rebuttal Arguments:

 When the City Clerk has selected the arguments for and against the measure, which will be printed and distributed to the voters, the City Clerk shall send copies of the argument in favor of the measure to the authors of the argument against, and copies of the argument against to the authors of the argument in favor.

Rebuttal arguments written by an individual other than the author of the primary argument will need to be accompanied by written authorization from the author of the primary argument.

Title: Rebuttal arguments shall be titled either “Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of Measure__ ” or “Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure__ ”.

Number of Words: Rebuttal arguments are limited to 250 words.

Signatures: See “Signatures” paragraph above.

Argument Not Accepted Without Consent From Person Included In Text:

See “Argument Not Accepted without Consent from Person Included in Text” paragraph above.

 

More Than One Rebuttal Argument: See “More Than One Argument” paragraph above.

DEADLINE FOR FILING REBUTTALS TO ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF OR AGAINST MEASURE: 5 p.m., August 17, 2020

Download the forms needed to submit an argument or rebuttal here.