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City of Porterville
291 North Main Street
Porterville, CA 93257
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General Municipal Elections are held at the same time as the general election for Federal offices in the State of California.  The elective officers of the City consist of a City Council made up of five council members who serve “at large” representing the entire community, rather than a particular district.  The City Council Members are elected to four-year overlapping terms.

The next General Municipal Election will take place on November 6, 2018.

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In order to be eligible to hold any elective office in the city of Porterville, a person must be a resident and registered voter therein, and shall have resided in Porterville for at least thirty days preceding the filing of their nominating papers, or equivalent declaration or candidacy, and be a registered voter at the time of filing. 

The filing period for nomination papers and candidate's statments is July 16, 2018, through August 10, 2018.  The City Clerk's Office will not distribute the required paperwork before July 16, 2018, or accept it after August 10, 2018; unless an incumbent fails to file, in which case the filing period will be extended to August 15, 2018.

Please note, only City Clerk staff can distribute to and/or receive paperwork from potential candidates.  It is advised that you contact the Clerk's Office at (559) 782-7464 to make an appointment to pull or file papers to ensure availability.

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If you have any questions regarding the Municipal Election please contact the City Clerk's Office, (559) 782-7464.

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