NOVEMBER 5, 2024 Election

Officers to be elected November 5, 2024:

One (1) Mayor – Full term of two (2) years
Two (2) City Council Members (Districts 2 and 3) – Full terms of four (4) years

Nomination Period: Opens: July 15, 2024, Closes: August 9, 2024

Election Resolutions:

Resolution No. 24-13 – “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Buellton, California, Calling and Giving Notice of the Holding of a General Municipal Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 for the Election of Certain Officers as Required by the Provisions of the Laws of the State of California Relating to General Law Cities”

Resolution No. 24-14 – “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Buellton, California, Requesting the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara to Consolidate a General Municipal Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 with the General Election Pursuant to Section 10403 of the Elections Code”

Resolution No. 24-15 – “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Buellton, California, Adopting Regulations for Candidates for Elective Office Pertaining to Candidate’s Statements, Materials Submitted to the Electorate, and the Cost Thereof, Submitted to the Voters at an Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024”

Resolution No. 24-16 – “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Buellton, California, Calling and Giving Notice of the Holding of an Election that is Requested to be Consolidated with the General Election to be Held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 for the Submission to the Qualified Voters of the Question: Should the Buellton General Plan be Amended Until December 31, 2036, to Expand the Area within the Existing Urban Growth Boundary by Approximately 123 Acres (Allowing for Potential Expansion of City Limits within the Expanded Area) but Prohibit Other Changes to the City Limits or the Provision of Municipal Services Beyond the Amended Urban Growth Boundary Line Except by Another Initiative Election?”

Resolution No. 24-17 – “A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Buellton, California, Calling and Giving Notice of the Holding of an Election to be Consolidated With The General Election To Be Held On Tuesday, November 5, 2024 for the Purpose of Submitting a Measure to the Qualified Voters of Buellton Regarding Raising the Transient Occupancy Tax Rate”

Election Information

To run for City Council Districts 2 or 3, you must be a registered voter in the respective District. To determine the District where you live, click the Interactive Review Map and add your address in the upper left blue box. The map will tell you which District you live in. Only residents in Districts 2 and 3 will be able to vote for the candidates in their Districts. Residents in Districts 1 and 4 will elect Council Members in their Districts in November 2026. All Council seats are four-year terms. View the FINAL DISTRICT MAP.

The Mayor’s seat is at-large and will be voted on by all registered voters in the City of Buellton. The Mayor’s seat is a two-year term.

To take out candidate papers, please contact City Clerk, Linda Reid at lindar@cityofbuellton.com or 805-686-7424 to schedule an appointment. Nomination filing period is July 15 through August 9, 2024.

Voter Registration

To be eligible to vote at the November 5, 2024 election, you must be registered to vote no later than Monday, October 21, 2024. For more information regarding voter registration or to obtain a vote-by-mail ballot, visit County Clerk-Recorder's Office - Elections and Voting

In-Person Voting for November 5, 2024

Location: TBD

Additional Election Information and Resources

Fair Political Practices Commission.  The FPPC (866-275-3772) will provide telephone assistance concerning campaign filing requirements and conflicts of interest.

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