CITY OF OJAI 2016 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

A General Municipal Election consolidated with the Presidential General Election will be held in the City of Ojai on Tuesday, November 8th for the following offices:

One Mayor (Full term of two years)

One City Council Member (Full term of four years)

One City Clerk (Full term of four years)

One City Treasurer (Full term of four years)

A person is eligible to hold office as Mayor, Council Member, City Clerk, or City Treasurer if, at the time nomination papers are issued, he or she is a registered voter of the City of Ojai.

The voters approved Measures A and B at the November 4, 2014 election establishing an at-large elected mayor serving a two-year term.  The change goes into effect for the November 2016 election.  Thus, one of the two City Council seats up for election in November 2016 will be converted to the at-large elected mayor seat.  This means one City Council seat will be filled in November 2016 for a four-year term and one at-large mayor seat will be filled for a two-year term.

Nomination papers for the above offices are available commencing July 18th at the office of City Clerk, 401 South Ventura Street, Ojai, California.  It will take approximately thirty minutes for the City Clerk to review the election information and issue the nomination papers.

Completed nomination papers must be filed with the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12th.

Each seat on the governing body is a separate office.  In the event an incumbent does not file for his or her office by the close of filing on Friday, August 12th, the nomination period for that office is extended five days and the voters have until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 to nominate a candidate other than the person who is the incumbent for such elective office.

Please contact City Clerk, at (805) 646-5581, extension 120 for questions or to schedule an appointment.