City of Rocklin general municipal elections are held in November of even-numbered years. Other special elections may be called from time to time by the City Council. City councilmembers are elected at large for a four-year term. The City Council serves staggered terms, i.e., two or three seats are open each election cycle. Nomination papers to seek office are available from the City Clerk’s office prior to each election. 

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for conducting municipal elections within the City of Rocklin. The following information has been prepared to help guide voters, potential candidates for office, and individuals and organizations participating in City elections.

2018 General Municipal Election

2018 General Municipal Election Resolutions

The next General Municipal Election for the City of Rocklin will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to fill two seats on the Rocklin City Council for four year terms and submit to the voters a question relating to a special tax for Park Development and Maintenance.

Nomination Period 

Those interested in becoming a candidate should contact the City Clerk’s Department who will assist candidates throughout the election process.  The City Clerk will issue Nomination Papers and Candidate Handbooks during the nomination period from July 16 through August 10, 2018, unless an incumbent does not file, then the period is extended for five additional days to August 15, 2018.

Appointments are highly recommended. The  City Clerk’s office hours are Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm.

Candidate Information 

Candidates must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a registered voter residing within the City limits at the time the Nomination Paper is issued.  For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Department at (916) 625-5588 or (916) 625-5241.

Key Dates for the November 6, 2018 election:

Event Date
Nomination Period Opens 07/16/18
Nomination Period Closes 08/10/18
Last Day to File Arguments 08/10/18
Extended Nomination Period Closes (if applicable) 08/15/18
Secretary of State Holds Random Alpha Drawing 08/16/18
Last Day to File Rebuttal Arguments For and Against All Measures 08/20/18
First Day Campaign Signs May Be Erected 09/22/18
First Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due 09/27/18
Last Date to Register to Vote 10/22/18
Second Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due 10/25/18
Election Day 11/06/18

Voter Registration

To be eligible to vote in an election, you must register at least 15 days prior to the election date. Once you have registered, your voter registration will remain active, regardless of whether you voted in the last election.

You are entitled to register to vote if you are:

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of registration;
  • a California resident;
  • at least 18 years of age; and
  • not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.

You must re-register if you:

  • Move
  • Change Your Name
  • Change You Political Party Affiliation

Where do I register to vote?

Voter registration forms are available at:

  • City of Rocklin City Hall
    3970 Rocklin Road
    Rocklin, CA 95677
    (916) 625-5560
  • Placer County Department of Elections
    2956 Richardson Drive
    Auburn, CA 95603
    (530) 886-5650 

Online voter registration is available through the Secretary of State’s Office at registertovote.ca.gov. A signature on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or online interview will allow you to complete the process.

Find out if you are a registered voter. 

See the Placer County Elections website for more information.

Fair Political Practices

For information relating to the Political Reform Act and to download forms see the Fair Political Practices Commission.