The next regularly scheduled General Municipal Election for the City of Santa Rosa will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. This year, seats for the even-numbered council district 2, 4, and 6 will be up for election to fill terms through December 2026; as will, the seat for District 3, which will be completing the term of a vacated seat that ends in December 2024.
Under Santa Rosa's district-based election system, voters may only elect one council member for the Council district they are registered in. For this election, district lines were slightly modified due to the city's recent redistricting, which occurs following the U.S. Census conducted every 10 years.
|July 18 to
Aug. 17, 2022
|Candidate Nomination Period|
|Aug. 18||Randomized alphabet drawing of ballot measures|
|Aug. 19||Arguments deadline|
|Aug. 26||Rebuttals deadlines (if arguments are filed)|
|Sept. 9||First day ballots may be mailed to voters registered as military/overseas|
|Sept. 29||First day County Voter Information Guides may be mailed|
|Oct. 10||Voting by mail opens and processing begins|
|Oct. 11||Official ballot drop boxes open|
|Oct. 24||Last day to register to vote (standard)|
|Oct. 25||Conditional (a.k.a. late) voter registration period opens|
|Oct. 29 to
|11-Day Vote Centers are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Nov. 1||Last day to request a ballot by mail|
|Nov. 5 to
|4-Day Vote Centers are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Nov. 8, 2022||ELECTION DAY
11-Day and 4-Day Vote Centers are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Official Ballot Drop Boxes close at 8 p.m.
Conditional (a.k.a. late) voter registration period closes at 8 p.m.
|Nov. 11||Last day Registrar of Voters Office can accept Vote-by-Mail ballots postmarked no later than 11/8/2022|
|Dec. 8||Deadline to certify election results|