2020 ELECTION INFORMATION

The November 3, 2020 Ballot will include of the following:

  • Election of one Mayor, at large, for four-year term
  • Election of two Councilmembers, from Districts 2 and 4, for four-year terms

Notice of Election - English (PDF)

Notice of Election - Spanish (PDF)

Resolution Calling and Consolidating the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election (PDF)

Drop Box Locations 

Vote Center Locations

Randomized Alphabet Drawing

In accordance with the Elections Code Section 13112(b)(1)(C)(i), the Secretary of State's office conducted a drawing of the letters of the alphabet to determine the randomized alphabet order that will be used for the 2020 General Municipal Election.

List of Qualified Candidates for the 2020 General Municipal Election (PDF)

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City Council District Based Election for 2020

Effective June 5, 2020, City of Napa City Municipal Code 1.10.010 established district based elections for four Councilmembers. Municipal Code 1.10.020 (B)  established the sequence of elections with Council Districts 2 and 4 at the November 2020, and every four years thereafter.

For more information about the transition from At-large to District-Based City Council Elections, click HERE.  

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.

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Nomination Period - July 13, 2020 to August 7, 2020

In accordance with CA Elections Code Sections 10220-10230, this is the period when individuals officially receive, circulate and file nomination papers for candidacy.

During this time, Nomination Papers may be issued by the City Clerk to any eligible candidate during regular business hours. Individuals are considered “official” candidates upon the submission and qualification of Nomination Papers.

The nomination period for candidates opens at 8:00 a.m. on July 13, 2020 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020. If an incumbent fails to submit nomination papers by this deadline, non-incumbent candidates will have until 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2020 to file nomination papers.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the City Clerk to schedule an appointment to take out and/or file nomination papers. The City Clerk will begin to schedule appointments not earlier than July 1, 2020.  Appointments can be made by contacting the City Clerk’s Office at 707-257-9503 or [email protected]

Additional information about the General Municipal Election, including candidate and voter assistance information will be posted to the website as it becomes available throughout the election season.

2020 Municipal Election Calendar

  • Election Day: November 3, 2020
  • Offices to be Elected: Mayor, at large
  • Offices to be Elected: Two Councilmember Seats 
    • 1 from District 2
    • 1 from District 4
Date Event
June 29 - July 13, 2020
Election Official to Publish Notice of Election - Candidates
July 13 - August 7, 2020
FILING PERIOD FOR NOMINATION PAPERS AND CANDIDATES STATEMENTS
July 31, 2020 Candidates: Last Day to File Campaign Expenditure Statements - Semiannual Statement
August 7, 2020
LAST DAY TO FILE NOMINATION PAPERS - Note that Candidate Statement and Nomination Papers are Confidential Until Close of Nomination Period
August 8, 2020 Last Day to Withdraw (but not change) Candidate Statement
August 12, 2020
Last Day to File Nomination Papers if Extended Period Applies - Extended Filing Period ONLY if Incumbent Fails to File
August 13, 2020
Secretary of State Determine Order of Names on the Ballot
September 7 - October 20, 2020
Filing Period of Write-In Candidates
September 24, 2020
Candidates: Last Day to File Campaign Expenditure Statements - 1st Pre-Election Statement (7/1/2020-9/19/2020)
October 5, 2020
First Day for Mailing Permanent Vote by Mail Voter Ballots
October 5 - October 27, 2020
Voters May Request Vote by Mail Ballots with Regular Applications
October 20, 2020
Last Day to File for Write-In Candidates
October 22, 2020
Candidates: Last Day to File Campaign Expenditure Statements - 2nd Pre-Election Statement (9/20/2020-10/17/2020)
October 27, 2020
Last Day for Election Official to Publish Notice of Nominees
November 3, 2020
ELECTION DAY
November 6, 2020
Last Day to Receive Vote by Mail Voter Ballots
November 10, 2020
Last Day to Remove Temporary Election Signs - NMC 17.55.120 Temporary Signs
No Later than December 3, 2020
Election Official to Conduct Manual Tally 
December 1 - December 18, 2020
City to Declare Results, Reorganize Council and Choose Vice Mayor
Within 30 Days of Assuming Office
File Statement of Economic Interests
February 1, 2021
Candidates: Last Day to File Campaign Expenditure Statements - Semiannual Statement (10/18/2020-12/31/2020)