Nomination filing period open for Ventura City Council candidates

Registered voters in the City of Ventura will have the opportunity to elect City Councilmembers from Districts 1, 4, 5, and 6 during the 2022 General Municipal Election on November 8, 2022. The election is consolidated with the Ventura County Statewide General Election.

On July 18, the City Clerk’s Office will hold an informational session to discuss the necessary steps for running for City Council at 5:00 p.m. in Room 205 at City Hall, located at 501 Poli Street. The nomination filing period for council candidates opens July 18 – August 12, 2022. Elected City Councilmembers will each serve a four-year term in Districts 1, 4, 5, and 6.

To apply, candidates must be 18 years or older as well as reside and be a registered voter in the district in which he or she seeks election at the time nomination papers are issued, pursuant to Elections Code 10227.

Interested individuals must pull and receive nomination papers in advance from the City Clerk’s Office during office hours, which is open Monday – Sunday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. An appointment is required. City Hall is closed to the public on alternating Fridays.

Termination of residency in a district by a member of City Council shall create an immediate vacancy for that Council district unless a substitute residence within the same elected district is established within 30 days after the termination of residency.

To schedule an appointment, contact City Clerk Michael MacDonald in the City Clerk’s Office during the nomination period by calling (805) 658-4787 or sending an email to [email protected] . For information on the 2022 General Municipal Election, visit

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