Imperial Municipal General Election

AUGUST 17, 2016
The extended nomination period for City Council position closed today and the following is a complete list of candidates to be voted on at the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election:
City Council – Two seats to be voted for: (names in alphabetical order)
P. Robert Amparano
Rick Breland
Mark T. Gran
Lee H, Hindman
Darrell W. Pechtl
City Treasurer – One position 
Stacy Cox
City Clerk – One position
Debra Jackson
On Thursday, August 18, 2016, the Secretary of State is scheduled to conduct a randomized draw of the alphabet to determine the order of names as they will appear on the ballot.
AUGUST 12, 2016

At the close of the nomination period on Friday, August 12, 2016 the following office holders have filed and nominations for these offices are now closed:

Council member Mark Gran
City Treasurer Stacy Cox
City Clerk Debra Jackson

As Council member Doug Cox did not file, there is an extension for filing nomination papers for his office until 5:00 pm, Wednesday, August 17, 2016. An incumbent may not file during the extended filing period.

Other individuals filing and qualifying for City Council are:

Darrell Pechtl
P. Robert Amparano

Two City Council Seats, Offices of City Clerk and City Treasurer up for election this year.
Nominations are underway for the City of Imperial Municipal General Election. Two seats on the City Council and the offices of City Clerk and City Treasurer will be on the November 8th ballot.  In order to be eligible to hold office as a member of the City Council, City Clerk or City Treasurer, a person must be a registered voter of Imperial at the time nomination papers are issued for his or her candidacy.  In order to qualify as a registered voter in Imperial, you must be a United States citizen; a resident of Imperial; at least 18 years of age on the date of the next election; and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.
City Council
Mayor Douglas A. Cox
Councilmember Mark Gran
City Treasurer
Stacy Cox
City Clerk
Debra Jackson
The City of Imperial is a general law city.  The conduct of elections for General Law cities is established by the State of California Elections Code and may be supplemented by City rules and regulations, such as campaign ordinances.  The City’s general municipal elections are held in November of even-numbered years.  Other special elections may be called from time to time by the City Council.  City Councilmembers are elected at large for a four-year term.  The City Council serves staggered terms, i.e. two or three seats are open each election cycle.  The offices of City Clerk and City Treasurer are also elected positions for a four-year term.
Nomination Period
Those interested in becoming a candidate should contact the City Clerk’s office who will assist candidates throughout the election process.  The City Clerk will issue Nomination Papers and Candidate Handbooks during the nomination period from July 18 through August 12, 2016, unless an incumbent does not file, then the period is extended five additional days to August 17, 2016.  If you are interested in running for office, please schedule an appointment with the City Clerk by calling 760-355-3334 or by email:
Resolution and Public Notices
Voter Registration
To be eligible to vote in an election, you must register at least 15 days prior to the election date. 
You are entitled to register to vote if you are:
*A U.S. citizen at the time of registration;
*A California resident;
*at least 18 years of age; and
*not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.
You must re-register if you:
*Change Your Name
*Change your Political Party Affiliation
How do I register to vote?
To register to vote, please visit California Secretary of State Voter Registration. Voter registration cards are also available at Imperial City Hall and the County of Imperial Elections Department Office located at 940 West Main Street, Suite 206 in El Centro. 

If you are unsure if you have updated your voter registration information, need to find your polling place, or would like to become a poll worker, please contact the Imperial County Registrar of Voters.