2020 City Council Election Information
- To be inserted following the close of the Nomination Period.
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Positions Open for the November 3, 2020
Municipal General Election:
Two City Council Member Positions
Four year terms
The Nomination Period is open for Port Hueneme City Council candidates from July 13 to August 7, at 5:00 p.m. Interested individuals can pull/receive papers in this time period during regular City Hall hours from the City Clerk. Eligible candidates running for Port Hueneme City Council must be at least 18 years of age, a registered voter.
Five-day extension of the nomination period occurs when the incumbent does not file nomination documents by the filing deadline. During this period, any qualified person, excluding the incumbent, may file nomination documents for these offices. This section in not applicable when there is no incumbent. Nomination documents for these offices must be completed and filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. (E.C. §8024)
To be a candidate for and hold public office:
- A person is eligible to hold office as City Council Member s/he is, at the time of assuming such office an elector of Port Hueneme, and was a registered voter in Port Hueneme at the time nomination papers are issued to the candidate, as provided for in Section 10227 of the Elections Code.
- If, during his/her term of office, s/he moves his/her place of residence outside of Port Hueneme or ceases to be an elector of the city/district, his/her office shall immediately become vacant. (Government Code Section 34904 and 36502)
- A candidate for nomination or election to public office who is a minor shall have the rights and liabilities of an adult, both civil and criminal, with regard to his/her activities as a candidate. (Government Code Section 275.2)
- A person is incapable of holding a civil office if at the time of his/her election or appointment s/he is not 18 years of age and a citizen of California. (Government Code Sec. 1020)
- A person is disqualified from holding any office upon conviction of designated crimes as specified in the California Constitution and laws of California. (Government Code Section 1021)
Pre-Campaign Candidate Intention Requirements
FPPC Form 501: Candidate Intention Statement
An individual who intends to be a candidate for a local elected office must file Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) Form 501 with the City Clerk prior to the solicitation or receipt of any contribution or loan, including personal funds used for the election. An individual must file a separate Form 501 for each election, including reelection to the same office.
FPPC Form 410: Statement of Organization and Campaign Bank Account Statement
An individual candidate who is raising contributions from others or is spending more than $2,000 to be elected to a local to a local office must:
- Open a campaign bank account and file bank account information on Form 410, Statement of Organization. All funds to be used for campaign purposes, including the candidate’s personal funds, must be deposited in the campaign bank account for the specific office prior to expenditure.
- File the FPPC Form 410 within 10 days of receiving $2,000 in contributions. The date this form is postmarked is the date the FPPC consider it filed. The original form is to be filed with the Secretary of State’s office with a copy to the City Clerk.
Please note, a candidate may use personal funds for the filing fee and/or fee for statement of qualifications in the ballot pamphlet without first depositing those funds into the campaign bank account.
Exception to filing pre-election statements: Officeholders and candidates who do not have a controlled committee and who anticipate receiving less than $2,000 and spending less than $2,000 (including personal funds) during the entire calendar year may reduce their filing obligations by filing a Form 470. If, after filing Form 470, an officeholder or candidate receives contributions or makes expenditures that aggregate to $2,000 or more respectively (including personal funds), the officeholder or candidate must file Form 470 Supplement, 410 and 460.
For detailed information on campaign disclosure see the Information Manual 2 on Campaign Disclosure Provisions of the Political Reform Act, available on the Fair Political Practices Commission website, or call 866-275-3772.
Official Nomination Period
Nomination petitions are available from the City no earlier than July 13, 2020 and must be filed no later than August 7, 2020 unless there is an extension of the nomination period to August 12, 2020, due to an elected official not filing for their position. View elections calendar.
FPPC Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests
Each candidate for City Council Member shall file with the City Clerk no later than the final filing date for nomination papers, a candidate statement (Form 700) disclosing his or her investments and interests in real property.
Any paid advertising that refers to an election or to any candidate for State or Port Hueneme elective office and that is contained in or distributed with a newspaper, shall bear on each surface or page thereof, in type or lettering at least half as large as the type or lettering of the advertisement or in 10-point Roman type, whichever is larger, the words "Paid Political Advertisement." The words shall be set apart from any other printed matter. (Elections Code Section 20008)
For more information about the 2020 General Election, visit the Ventura County Elections Division website.