On this page you will find information on the following subjects:
- November 8, 2022 Election (including public notices, officials on the ballot, information on running for office, candidacy status, and the ballot measure)
- District-Based Elections
- Campaign Finance
- Voter Registration
- External Links and Resources
NOVEMBER 8, 2022 ELECTION
ELECTION NOTICE - OFFICERS AND MEASURE
NOTICE TO VOTERS - ARGUMENTS FOR OR AGAINST A CITY MEASURE
NOTICE OF EXTENSION OF NOMINATION PERIOD FOR NON-INCUMBENT CANDIDATES
Officials on the Ballot
On November 8, 2022, the voters of the City of Monterey will elect:
- one Mayor on an at-large basis (representing the entire City) for a term of 2 years
- one Councilmember representing District 1 (map will open as PDF)*, for a term of 4 years
- one Councilmember representing District 2 (map will open as PDF)*, for a term of 4 years
Candidates for elected office in the City of Monterey
The period for filing nomination papers for Councilmember, District 2 closed August 12, 2022 at 5 pm. The deadline for non-incumbents running for Mayor and Councilmember, District 1 to file nomination papers is extended to 5 PM on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Call or e-mail the City Clerk at 831-646-3935 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Candidate Statements For Public Examination
Optional candidate statements for offices whose filing periods have ended are available for public examination here, as well as at the glass case outside the Council Chamber, pursuant to Elections Code section 9295.
Current Candidate Nominations Status. As the nomination period progresses, updates will be made to this document. Note: A candidate does not qualify for the ballot until Nomination Papers have been filed with the City Clerk and the voters' nomination signatures obtained have been verified as sufficient by Monterey County Elections.
Measure on the Ballot
On June 29, 2022, the Council adopted Resolution No. 22-097 C.S. placing a ballot measure on the November 8, 2022 ballot. The ballot measure will ask the voters:
Cannabis Business License Tax. Shall the measure to impose an annual cannabis (marijuana) business license tax of up to 8% of gross receipts from retail businesses, 2% of gross receipts from testing laboratories, and 6% of gross receipts from other cannabis businesses, with an additional tax on highly potent products, generating about $604,000 to $1.3 million a year, with all funds staying local and subject to audit, and effective until repealed by voters, be adopted?
For Public Examination
The full text of the ordinance is Exhibit A to Resolution No. 22-097 C.S.
More information on the City's districts for City Councilmember seats.
- Access the City of Monterey's Public Portal for Campaign Financial Disclosure for campaign finance forms filed by candidates and committees.
- Filing schedule for 2022 for City of Monterey candidates and controlled committees for local office who will be voted upon at the November 8, 2022 ballot.
- Filing schedule for 2022 for City of Monterey officeholders not being voted upon at the November 8, 2022 ballot.
- The City of Monterey's Campaign Finance Reform regulations are found in Sec. 2-1.05 of the Monterey City Code.
|MCC Section 2-1.05(c)(1):
Contribution by person or committee
|MCC Section 2-1.05(c)(5):
|Nov. 14, 2019 - June 30, 2021
|Effective July 1, 2021
3.8 % CPI Increase*
SF Area April 2021 (PDF)
* Consumer Price Index (BLS.gov) increase applied pursuant to Monterey City Code Sec. 2-1.05(c)(6).
You may register to vote online at the Secretary of State's voter registration website. Paper voter registration forms can be requested by calling Monterey County Elections at (831) 796-1499.
Check your voter registration status online at the Secretary of State's voter registration status website, or by calling Monterey County Elections at (831) 796-1499.
No private party signs may be mounted, erected, maintained, or displayed on City of Monterey property or in the right-of-way except as authorized in Table 31-1 of Chapter 31 of the Monterey City Code. For regulations regarding temporary private party ground-mounted signs, please refer to Chapter 31 of Monterey City Code.
Sign Questions? Contact City of Monterey Planning Dept.: (831) 646-3885
External Links and Resources
- City of Monterey
- Calif. Secretary of State
- Monterey County Elections Department
- Fair Political Practices Commission ("FPPC")
- Voter's Edge - a comprehensive, nonpartisan online guide to elections covering federal, state, and local races in the state of California