November 6, 2018 Election - Mayor & Two Seats (Districts 2 & 3)
Offices to be Filled
Three (3) offices are up for election on November 6, 2018:
Mayor - one position, the term office is four (4) years, commencing with the certification of the election results by the City Council.
Member of the City Council - two (2) positions, one each for residency District 2 and District 3 (the district map can be viewed online HERE). The term of office is four (4) years, commencing with the certification of the election results by the City Council.
The City Council meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. In addition, to regularly scheduled Council meetings, Council Members will generally spend time reviewing material in preparation for the meetings, attend additional meetings and events as necessary, and may be required to travel. The Mayor is compensated $1,459.73 per month, Council Members are compensated $1,309.73 per month, and both receive $100.00 per Fire District meeting. In 2017, thirty-one (31) Council Meetings were held, ranging in length, on average from 1-3 hours.
Election and Voter Information
The City of Rancho Cucamonga consolidates general municipal elections in November of even-numbered years to elect members to serve on the City Council. Special elections are also held as needed. The City of Rancho Cucamonga contracts with the San Bernardino County Registrar of Voters to conduct such elections. The City Clerk is the elections official with duties described in the California Elections Code.
Because City Council terms overlap, two positions are open at one election and two positions are open at the next election two years later. The Mayor is elected city-wide every four years. Council Members are elected for four-year terms, must be registered voters and must reside within the designated district boundary. There are no term limits for the Mayor or four (4) City Council positions.
District-Based Election System
On November 8, 2016, the voters of the City of Rancho Cucamonga approved Measure Q, which was then carried, adopted and ratified by the City Council on December 7, 2016. Measure Q established a District voting system for Members of the City Council that replaces the previous at-large electoral voting system. The new system includes four (4) voting districts, which will ultimately be represented by newly elected Council Members that live in each area. The position of Mayor remains directly elected by all the voters in the City.
Starting with the November 6, 2018, election, Council Members will be elected from geographically defined districts. Districts 2 & 3 will hold elections on November 6, 2018, along with the seat of Mayor. Districts 1 & 4 will hold elections in the November 2020 General Election.
For the 2018 and 2020 elections, Council Member candidates will be elected from districts where they live pursuant to the following table:
Click the map below to view the district map and inquire which district you are in.
Are You Already Registered to Vote?
To find out if you are currently registered to vote and for more information about voter registration, visit our Voter Registration website HERE.
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