- City Clerk
The City of Paso Robles holds its general municipal election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in even-numbered years, the same day as the statewide general election. General Elections results may be found on the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder website.
2022 General Election
Resolution 22-092 - Calling and Giving Notice of a General Municipal Election
Resolution 22-093 - Requesting Consolidation of Municipal Election
Resolution 22-094 - Adopting Regulations for Candidate Statements
A Consolidated General Election will be held in the City of El Paso de Robles on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the following officers and ballot measures:
- City Council Member District 1 for a full term of four years
- City Council Member District 2 for a full term of four years
- Mayor (at large) for a full term of four years
- Measure E-22: Appointive City Treasurer.
- Measure F-22: Paso Robles Quality of Life/Community Safety Measure.
Resolution 22-098 (AMENDED) - Providing for the Filing of Primary and Rebuttal Arguments and Setting Rules for the Filing of Written Arguments Regarding a City Measure
Notice of Election & Notice Fixing Time for Submission Of Arguments for or Against Measure E-22 & Measure F-22
|Office: City Council District 1||Contact Information||Documents||Date Qualified|
|John Hamon||(805) 238-0524||Form 501 - John R. Hamon, Jr. |
Form 410 - John R. Hamon, Jr.
Form 470 - John R. Hamon, Jr.
|Office: City Council District 2||Contact Information||Documents||Date Qualified|
|Form 501 - Chris Bausch|
Form 470 - Chris Bausch
How to Run for City Council
To be eligible to run for City Council, candidates must reside within Paso Robles city limits and be a registered voter in the district they reside in at the time nomination papers are issued. To be eligible to run for Mayor, candidates must reside within Paso Robles city limits and be a registered voter in the district they reside in at the time the nomination papers are issued. Interested residents must make an appointment with the City Clerk to receive and submit campaign documents during the Nomination Period beginning July 18, 2022 and ending on August 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM. The Nomination Period will be extended to 5:00 PM on August 17, 2022, if an incumbent fails to file nomination papers by the August 12 deadline. Click here for the Candidate Handbook.
Step 1: Contact the City Clerk for an appointment to pull nomination paperwork between
July 18, 2022 through August 12, 2022. Nomination paperwork will include a nomination paper that will need to be signed by not less than 20 nor more than 30 registered voters within their district boundaries if running for City Council or within the Paso Robles city limits if running for mayor. Candidates should make their initial appointment with the clerk allowing for enough time to get the signatures and return them to the clerk prior to the August 12, 2022 5:00 PM deadline.
Step 2: Complete nomination papers and collect signatures
Step 3: File nomination papers with the City Clerk Deadline August 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM (or extended to August 17 if incumbent does not file papers on or before August 12, 2022 at 5:00 PM) Please note that District 1 and District 2 do not currently have incumbents as the current seats for these districts are held by councilmembers that were elected at-large.
Eligibility requirements to run for office are:
- You must be a resident of the City of Paso Robles for at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the election, and
- You must be a registered voter in the City of Paso Robles.
- Any candidate for city council must reside in, and be a registered voter in, the district in which he or she seeks election at the time nomination papers are issued. Any councilmember elected or appointed to the seat of a specific district must reside in that district and be a registered voter in that district for the full term of office.
If you have general questions, contact the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805.237.3960. For past elections information, click here.
Your Elected Officials
To find out who your Federal, state and local elected representatives are right now, visit SmartVoter or EasyVoter, or check the San Luis Obispo County Elections Division or your the Paso Robles Library reference desk. You can also see a list of the members of the Paso Robles City Council.
By obtaining their contact information, you can reach out to them at any time. It is your right to let your elected representatives know how you feel about the issues that are important to you.
- Access the Official Voter Information Guide from the California Secretary of State.
- SmartVoter provides voters with comprehensive non-partisan information about the contests on their ballots in an easy-to-use presentation, and provide a means for candidates to publish information about themselves and their candidacy directly to voters.
- The California Secretary of State provides information for voters with disabilities, including information about accessing elections and the Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee.
- The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder maintains a selection of resources, including services, forms, documents, as well as two office locations for elections:
- San Luis Obispo Office:
County of San Luis Obispo
1055 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
- San Luis Obispo Office:
- The City of Paso Robles also provides voter information and resources.