General Municipal Elections are conducted every even-numbered year and are consolidated with the State General Election held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November. The City Clerk's Office is the City's Election Official responsible for conducting municipal elections for City Council within the City of Cloverdale. In this official capacity, the City Clerk assists candidates and proposition sponsors to properly file and manage related documentation. The Clerk does not act as an arbiter with respect to disputes or issues related to any campaigns or the election itself. The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters is responsible for the operation of all elections in Sonoma County and the rules and regulations with respect to elections and potential candidates are enforced by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).
The following information has been prepared to help guide voters, potential candidates for office, and individuals and organizations participating in City elections (Note, the information and icons will be updated as information becomes available):