The City of Red Bluff’s local election is consolidated with the Tehama County Election which is held on the first Tuesday of November in even-numbered years. The next General Municipal Election will be held on November 5, 2024, and campaign forms will become available July 15, 2024.

There are 2 City Council seats that are becoming vacant in 2024. The City of Red Bluff voters elect the members of the City Council to four-year terms in even-numbered years. To qualify, the candidate must reside and be registered to vote within the jurisdiction of the City of Red Bluff. More specifically, the candidate must be:

  • Registered to vote during the time of receiving nomination papers
  • Reside in the City in which the candidate is running for office

The City pays its Elected Councilmembers $950 per month and a portion of the Councilmembers’ health care Insurance premium.[1] 

Prior to soliciting or receiving any contributions related to candidacy, the candidate must file a Statement of Intention (Form 501) with the City Clerk’s Department (530) 527-2605 x 3057. Review the necessary campaign forms at the Fair Political Practices Commission website:  Campaign Forms

Every Elected Official and public employee who makes or influences governmental decisions is required by State Law to submit a Statement of Economic Interest, also known as Form 700 disclosing the official’s financial interests.

To run for office, candidates must visit the City Clerk’s Department in person at 555 Washington Street and receive nomination papers. The nomination paper filing period will begin on Monday, July 15, 2024[2], and will close on Friday, August 9, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. (arrive by 4:30 to ensure there is enough time to receive paperwork and instructions.) If an incumbent does not file a Declaration of Candidacy by 5:00 p.m. on August 9, 2024, a person who is not an incumbent may file a Declaration of Candidacy by 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2024; in other words, the nomination period will be extended by 5 days if no incumbent submits their Declaration of Candidacy on time.

Forms to complete candidacy include:

  • Candidate Intention Statement (501) before solicitation of funds
  • Declaration of Candidacy
  • Candidates Information Sheet
  • Affidavit of Nominee
  • Nomination Papers
  • Ballot Designation Worksheet
  • Candidate’s statement form
  • Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Forms
  • Candidate’s Statement of Qualifications (optional)
  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices (optional)

Contact the Deputy City Clerk at (530) 527-2605 x 3057 during regular business hours for assistance in filing nomination papers.

[1] The City pays $950 per month and a portion of the Elected Official’s health care insurance premium (the Official pays the remaining). 

[2] Please call before arrival to ensure there is adequate time to receive instructions and file paperwork.