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City of Lodi Municipal Election – November 4, 2008
Two (2) Council Member Seats
(Terms of Bob Johnson and JoAnne Mounce will be expiring.)

California Elections Code Section 10220 specifies that the nomination period is “Not earlier than the 113th day nor later than the 88th day before a municipal election during normal office hours...”

The next City of Lodi General Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2008.  Therefore, the nomination period for City Council Member will begin on Monday, July 14, 2008, at 8:00 a.m. and end on Friday, *August 8, 2008, at 5:00 p.m.  Call the City Clerk’s Office at 333-6702 to schedule an appointment during the nomination period to receive forms and candidate’s instruction manual.

*Note: If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the city are not filed by the 88th day before the election, the voters shall have until the 83rd day (August 13, 2008) to nominate candidates.

State law requires candidates to file Fair Political Practices Commission Form 501, Statement of Intention, with the City Clerk before raising or spending any money to run for office.  Form 410, Statement of Organization, establishes a committee – which is required if $1,000 or more is received in campaign contributions.  Forms and instruction manuals are available in the City Clerk’s Office, 221 W. Pine Street.

Qualifications set by law for City Council candidates.

California Government Code
34882. A person is not eligible to hold office as a member of a municipal legislative body unless he or she is otherwise qualified, resides in the district and both resided in the geographical area making up the district from which he or she is elected and was a registered voter of the city at the time nomination papers are issued to the candidate as provided for in Section 10227 of the Elections Code.

36502. (a) A person is not eligible to hold office as council member…unless he or she is at the time of assuming the office an elector of the city, and was a registered voter of the city at the time nomination papers are issued to the candidate as provided for in Section 10227 of the Elections Code. If, during his or her term of office, he or she moves his or her place of residence outside of the city limits or ceases to be an elector of the city, his or her office shall immediately become vacant.
 

California Elections Code
2101. A person entitled to register to vote shall be a United States citizen, a resident of California, not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election.

201. Unless otherwise specifically provided, no person is eligible to be elected or appointed to an elective office unless that person is a registered voter and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time that nomination papers are issued to the person or at the time of the person's appointment.

349. (a) "Residence" for voting purposes means a person's domicile. (b) The domicile of a person is that place in which his or her habitation is fixed, wherein the person has the intention of remaining, and to which, whenever he or she is absent, the person has the intention of returning. At a given time, a person may have only one domicile. (c) The residence of a person is that place in which the person's habitation is fixed for some period of time, but wherein he or she does not have the intention of remaining. At a given time, a person may have more than one residence.

Definitions:

  • An "elector" is any person who is a United States citizen at least 18 years of age and a resident of an election precinct at least 29 days prior to an election.
  • A "Voter" is an elector who is registered as such.