Elections

Overview

Elections

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.

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.

There are three seats with terms expiring November 2020.

Nomination papers to seek office will be available from the City Clerk’s office prior to each election.  

Election’s Official:
Hope Ithurburn, City Clerk
City of Rocklin

3970 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA  95677
General Information: (916) 625.5564
Email: hope.ithurburn@rocklin.ca.us

Other Important Telephone Numbers and Addresses:
Fair Political Practices Commission
428 J Street, Suite 620
Sacramento CA 95814
Toll Free Technical Assistance: 1-866-275-3772
Main Telephone: (916) 322-5660
Fax: (916) 322-0886
Website: www.fppc.ca.gov/

Secretary of State
1500 11th Street, Room 495
Sacramento CA 95814
General Information: (916) 653-6814
Website: www.ss.ca.gov/elections/

Placer County Registrar of Voters
2956 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Telephone: (530) 886-5650
Website: www.placerelections.com/

 

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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.

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2020 General Municipal Election

The next General Municipal Election for the City of Rocklin will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 to fill three seats on the Rocklin City Council for four year terms.

2020 General Municipal Election Resolutions

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 13 through August 7, 2020, unless an incumbent does not file, then the period is extended for five additional days to August 12, 2020.  

The City Clerk will issue and accept nomination documents by appointment only.  Please contact City Clerk, Hope Ithurburn at hope.ithurburn@rocklin.ca.us to request an appointment.

Nomination Papers Issued/Filed by the following candidates:  

Broadway, Kenneth – Issued 7/13/2020, Filed 7/30/2020

David, Royce – Issued 7/21/2020, Filed 8/7/2020

Hobbs, John – Issued 7/15/2020, Filed 8/7/2020

Janda, Greg – Issued 7/13/2020, Filed 8/7/2020

Patterson, Joe – Issued 7/13/2020, Filed 7/27/2020

Rolph, Josh – Issued 8/7/2020, Filed 8/7/2020

To access the latest information on City Council Candidates and qualification status, please visit the County of Placer website: https://www.placerelections.com/current-elections/.

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, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (916) 625-5564.

Key Dates for the November 3, 2020 election:

Nomination Period Opens 07/13/2020
Nomination Period Closes 08/7/2020
Extended Nomination Period Closes (if applicable) 08/12/2020
Secretary of State Holds Random Alpha Drawing 08/13/2020
First Day Campaign Signs May Be Erected 9/19/2020

First Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due

Period 7/1/20 – 9/19/20

9/24/2020
Last Date to Register to Vote by Mail 10/27/2020

Second Pre-election Campaign Disclosure Statement Due

Period 9/20/20 – 10/17/20

10/22/2020
Election Day 11/3/2020

The following November 3, 2020 campaign finance disclosure statements are on file with the Office of the City Clerk:

Ken Broadway Form 700 K. Broadway - Form 700
Royce David Form 470
Form 700
R. David - Form 470
R. David - Form 700
John Hobbs Form 470
Form 700
J. Hobbs, Form 470
J. Hobbs - Form 700
Greg Janda Form 700 G. Janda - Form 700
Joe Patterson Form 700 J. Patterson - Form 700
Josh Rolph Form 470
Form 700
J. Rolph - Form 470
J. Rolph - Form 700

*Please contact City Clerk, Hope Ithurburn at hope.ithurburn@rocklin.ca.us to request an appointment to view Council Candidate information/forms as office staff hours have been adjusted due to the pandemic.

Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-64-20 on May 8, 2020 stating the November 3, 2020 election will be an “all-mail ballot” election.  Please review the Executive Order (link here) for additional details.

Governor Newsom also issued Executive Order N-67-20 on June 3, 2020 stating additional details on the November 3, 2020 election.  Please review the Executive Order (link here) for additional details.