Election Information


City of Patterson Consolidated Municipal Elections

The City of Patterson is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council. Each of the five Council Members are directly elected by the registered voters of their district and the Mayor is elected at large.

The Consolidated Municipal Elections for the City of Patterson are held on even-numbered years in the Month of November. At this time, the following offices are up for election: (one) Mayor Seat (2-Year Full Term) and (two) Council Member Seats (4-Year Full Term). Certification of the Election is made official at a City Council meeting in December. At this meeting, your newly elected or re-elected City Mayor and City Council Members are officially seated. 

The City Clerk is the City Elections Official and is responsible for administering the City’s general municipal elections and special elections for both candidates and measures; processing petitions relating to initiatives, recalls and referendums.

The City Clerk prepares the Candidates Nomination Packet, administers the candidacy and nomination process, informs candidates of their election responsibilities and disclosure requirements, publishes election notices, responds to election questions, prepares the resolution for canvass and certification of the results, and conducts the City Oath of Office for elected officials.

Voting Centers & Drop Box Locations

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Candidate Instructional Guide: Running for Elective Office

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Next City of Patterson Municipal Elections:

Tuesday, November 5, 2024:
Election of Councilmember District A, Councilmember District C and a Mayor At-Large

The nomination period for the November 5, 2024 Presidential General Municipal Election is TBA. 

If an incumbent does not file by the deadline, the nomination period will be extended for anyone other than the incumbent to TBA. 

City Council Candidate Eligibility

To qualify as a candidate for member of the City Council, you must reside and be registered to vote within the jurisdiction at the time nomination papers are issued. More specifically, you must be:

  • Residing in the district in which they are running
  • Registered voter and resident of the City of Patterson
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Citizen of the United States

It is also recommended that prospective candidates get involved in City government by:

  •  Attending City Council Meetings. The City Council meets regularly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the City Council Chambers, located at 1 Plaza, Patterson. Members of the public can also participate thru Zoom.
  • Reading the City Council Agenda and Staff Reports, available at the City’s website
  • Getting appointed to a City Advisory Body

Districts A, B, C & D Boundary Map

Consolidated General Municipal Election - November 8, 2022

Consolidated General Municipal Election - November 3, 2020

Consolidated General Municipal Election - November 6, 2018