On March 7, 2018, the Lodi City Council adopted Ordinance 1949 establishing and implementing by-district elections. City Council Members are elected on a by-district basis from five single-member Council districts by voters residing in the district in which the Council Member resides. View the District Map (PDF), and read more about by-district elections.
State law requires candidates to file the 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 $2,000 or more is spent or received in campaign contributions. Forms and instruction manuals are available through the City Clerk's Office and online at the Fair Political Practices Commission. Additionally, refer to the DRAFT Process Map (PDF) for campaign committee and filing information