The City of Napa conducts general municipal elections in November of even-numbered years. The City Council is comprised of one Mayor and four Councilmembers. The next general municipal election will be held on November 3, 2020.
The 2020 General Municipal Election will be the first district-based election for Councilmembers and at-large Mayor. This means that voters citywide will elect the Mayor and each Councilmember will be elected by voters in the district in which the Councilmember resides. The offices of Councilmember in Districts 2 and 4 will be on the ballot for consideration by the voters on November 3, 2020.
The 2020 Election will consist of the following
- Election of Mayor for four-year term, at-large
- Election of two Councilmembers for four-year terms, Districts 2 & 4
For more detailed information about the upcoming election, please visit our 2020 Election webpage to find out about important deadlines and dates, election calendars, and candidate resources.
Vote by Mail - All Napa County Voters
Napa County is participating in the Voter’s Choice Act. The Act was adopted in 2016 by the California Legislature to allow counties to conduct elections under a new model that provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters. Voters will vote by mail this election. Ballots will be mailed to registered voters beginning October 5, 2020, 29 days before Election Day November 3, 2020.
Voters can return their ballot 1 of 3 ways:
- By Mail
- In an Official Ballot Drop Box
- At a Vote Center
Voter Registration Information
Online voter registration information and voter registration forms are available through the California Secretary of State website. The form must be printed out and returned with your signature. Return the form to:
Voter registration forms are also available for pick up at the County Elections Division, Napa County Library, the U.S. Post Office, or at the City of Napa City Clerk’s Office.
You may register to vote if you meet the following criteria:
- You are a United States citizen.
- You are a resident of California.
- You are at least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the next election).
- You are not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony.
- You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote.
You will need to re-register to vote when you move, change your name, or change your political party preference.
Napa County Elections Division is recruiting Vote Center Clerks - Apply Now!
The Napa County Elections Division is currently conducting a recruitment for Vote Center Clerks. Please visit Napa County’s website and view the recruitment brochure (PDF) for more details on how to apply. Applications for Vote Center Clerks will be accepted by Napa County between the dates of June 26, 2020 through September 25, 2020.
Political and Campaign Signs Information
- Napa Municipal Code 17.55.120 Temporary and incidental signs allowed without a permit
- Sign Ordinance Update
- State of California Outdoor Advertising Act and Caltrans Statement of Responsibility
Find Your District - Interactive Map is now available!
The City of Napa has created an easy-to-use interactive map in order to help residents find out which district they currently reside in. You may use this helpful tool by simply typing in your address into the top left-hand search bar and clicking on the search icon. Your search results will show the exact location of the address provided on the interactive map.
Voter’s Edge California Website
To find in-depth information about what’s on your ballot, visit Voter’s Edge of California.
Voter’s Edge California is an online source for authoritative, nonpartisan coverage of local, state, and federal election contests, candidates, and ballot measures. The website is a joint project of the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and MapLight. Local candidates are offered space on the website at no cost. Candidates will receive email instructions from the League of Women Voters of Napa County shortly after certification of the candidate list. Candidates may submit such information as a biography, top priorities, positions on issues, endorsements, a photo, videos, and a link to the candidate’s own website. Also included is each candidate’s ballot statement. Voter’s Edge California also gives unbiased explanations of ballot measures, along with who supports, opposes, and funds them. Please contact Kim Farmer, the Napa League’s representative to Voter’s Edge, for more information by emailing [email protected].