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The City Clerk serves as the Elections Official for the City of Stockton, consolidating elections with San Joaquin County to reduce the cost of conducting an election.  The City Clerk manages the nominations for Council office, and performs prima facie review of any petitions that are filed with the City. 


Time Off to Vote

On election day, California law allows you to take up to two hours off to vote, without losing any pay. You may take as much time as you need to vote, but only two hours of that time will be paid. The Secretary of State has provided a flier with additional information.


Voter Registration

There is still time to register to vote in the June 3, 2014, election.  The deadline to register is May 19, 2014.  To register, please visit the San Joaquin Registrar of Voters.  A link to the web site is provided under External Links below.


Additional duties related to elections include:

  • Adjusting Council District Boundaries
  • Preparation of the Council Candidate Handbook
  • Receiving and processing Campaign Statements
  • Receiving and processing Statements of Economic Interest filed by Councilmembers, Boards & Commissions, and Designated Employees.
  • Monitoring the filings and initiates amendments or updates to the City's Conflict of Interest Code
  • Promoting voter registration and participation

The City Clerk's Office has prepared a Candidate Handbook as a reference for candidates running for City Council.  You can download a copy of the handbook here, or, contact the City Clerk's office.


If you are considering running for office, please refer to Manual 2 from the FPPC website listed under External Links below, and the Stockton City Charter articles 6 & 7 for regulations and requirements.


The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office.  Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk's office:

Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)
428 J Street, Suite 620
Sacramento, California  95814
City of Stockton
Office of the City Clerk
425 N. El Dorado Street
Stockton, California  95202
The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC website. A link is provided under External Links below.


External Links

FPPC - Fair Political Practices Commission - Manuals and forms to assist candidates, officials, and committees in meeting reporting obligations

California Secretary of State - Election results for nationwide and statewide elections

San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters  - Voter registration and results for local elections

California Elections Code - SEC 14000 Privileges of Voters

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 3/25/2014