Be Prepared For Election Season

On November 6th, residents of Goleta will have the opportunity to vote on a number of ballot measures and vote for candidates at the federal, state, local and special district levels.

This year, two City Council seats are up for election. As a “General Law” city, elections are held in November on even-numbered years. The City’s elective officers consist of a City Council, which is comprised of five council members among whom one is selected annually to act as the Mayor. The Mayor and Council members are elected to staggered four-year terms so that no more than three seats are up for election at any time. Goleta has no term limits.

Those interested in running for the City Council must be a Goleta resident over 18 years of age and registered to vote. The nomination period opens July 16, 2012.

Contact Deborah Constantino, Goleta’s City Clerk, at 961-7505 for more information or to set up an appointment for an overview on the necessary requirements for office.