City Elections

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Elections & Voting

City of Palmdale’s next General Municipal Election Information is Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the following Officers:

Certified Candidate List

Certified List of Candidates Form (PDF)

For Mayor to be Elected Citywide

  • Full term of Two (2) Years

For Two (2) Members of City Council:

  • One (1) from District One (1) - Full Term of Four (4) Years
  • One (1) from District Two (2) - Full Term of Four (4) Years

Council District One (1) is generally located in the southern portion of the City; Council District Two (2) is generally located in the western portion of the City.  For full details, please refer to the District Map

Transaction and Use Tax Measure

Notice of Measure to be Voted on (PDF)
Notice of Measure to be Voted on (PDF) (Spanish)
ORDINANCE NO. 1549 Transaction and Use Tax Measure (PDF)
RESOLUTION NO. 2020082 Transaction and Use Tax Measure (PDF)
Impartial Analysis of Measure (PDF)
Argument For Measure (PDF)

Nomination Filing Period:

The filing period for residents interested in running for office will open Monday, July 13, 2020, and close Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m..  In the event that any incumbent councilmember does not file by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, the filing period for all non-incumbent candidates will be extended to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12.  The incumbents are Mayor Steve Hofbauer; Councilmember Austin Bishop, District 1; and Councilmember Richard Loa, District 2. 

In light of COVID-19 and the stay at home orders issued by the Governor, candidates have the option of scheduling an appointment with the City Clerk (during the nomination filing period) for a Zoom meeting appointment or an in-person appointment in which social distancing guidelines will be in place. Following a Zoom meeting, an in-person appointment will be required to pick up and sign for the nomination documents. An in-person appointment will also be required when filing completed nomination documents before the close of the nomination filing period.  The City Clerk’s office is located at 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite C, Palmdale, and appointments can be made by calling 661-267-5151. 


Candidate Information

City of Palmdale Election Ordinances

City of Palmdale Election Resolutions

Candidate Campaign Information