Santa Rosa, CA – July 12, 2021 – Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Deva Marie Proto announced that the nomination period opened today for various special district governing board seats as well as a vacant Sonoma City Council seat – all scheduled for election on Nov. 2, 2021.
Candidates interested in running for any of the 28 special district positions whose terms expire this year must file nomination papers at the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office, 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa, between July 12 and Aug. 6 in order to have their names placed on the Nov. 2, 2021 ballot. If nomination papers for an incumbent elective officer of the district are not filed by 5 p.m. on Aug. 6, candidates other than the incumbent have until 5 p.m. on Aug. 11 to file for the elective office.
Special districts with open seats include the following:
Community Services Districts*: Occidental Community Services District full-term (two seats); Occidental Community Services District short-term (one seat);
*Note: This news release originally listed Graton Community Services District as having two open full-term seats as well as one open short-term seat. However, this information was incorrect because Graton Community Services District has switched from holding elections in odd-numbered years to even-numbered years.
Public Utility Districts: Bodega Bay Public Utility District Office #1 (one seat); Bodega Bay Public Utility District Office #2 (one seat);
Recreation and Park Districts: Camp Meeker Recreation and Park District (three seats); Monte Rio Recreation and Park District (two seats); Russian River Recreation and Park District full-term (two seats); Russian River Recreation and Park District short-term (one seat);
County Water Districts: Forestville Water District (two seats); Rains Creek/Hiatt Road County Water District (three seats); Russian River County Water District (two seats); Sonoma Mountain County Water District (two seats); and Timber Cove County Water District (three seats).
For more information about running for special district positions, please call (707) 565-6800, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Registrar of Voters Office in person at 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa. The office is open regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, excluding county holidays). Anyone visiting the office should be prepared to follow county facility health guidelines.
Candidates interested in running for the vacant Sonoma City Council position must file nomination papers at the Office of the City Clerk, No. 1 The Plaza, Sonoma, between July 12 and Aug. 6, by appointment only, to have their names placed on the Nov. 2, 2021 ballot. For more information about running for Sonoma City Council, please call (707) 933-2216 or email email@example.com.
Since the Sonoma City Council election is to fill the remainder of the term of a vacated seat, there are no incumbents and therefore, there will be no extension of the nomination period. If no one or only one person is nominated for an elected office (or, in the case of an office to be elected at large, the number of persons nominated does not exceed the number of seats to be filled), appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by Elections Code §10229.