City Council Elections
The City of Citrus Heights consolidates its General Municipal Election with the statewide election held in even-numbered years. Citrus Heights’ next regularly-scheduled election will be held on November 3, 2020. Under Citrus Heights’ new district-based election system, voters will elect one council member for the district they are registered in. Seats up for election in November 2020 are Districts 1 and 3. City Council Districts 2, 4 and 5 will be up for election in 2022. Until a Council Member is elected by District, they remain "at-large." The Council selects one of its members to serve as mayor and vice mayor for a period of 12 months. Additional information is available on the Transitioning to District Based Elections webpage.
Running for Office / Candidate Qualifications
If you are interested in running for public office in the City of Citrus Heights, you must meet the following requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of California
- Must be a registered voter in, and a resident in, the District in which he or she seeks election at the time nomination papers are issued
A person, 18 years of age or older and not imprisoned or on parole for the conviction of a felony, may register to vote at anytime. Registration is permanent, and a new affidavit of registration need only be executed if you have changed your name, address, or wish to change your political party affiliation. Voter registration forms are available at City Hall, the County Registrar of Voters Office, or online through the California Secretary of State.
Citrus Heights has 46,840 registered voters as of January 3, 2020.
For a history of elections in Citrus Heights, visit the Election History page.