The City’s general municipal elections are consolidated and held on the same day as the Statewide General Municipal Election in November of even numbered years. The City contracts with the County of Shasta Election Dept to administer its elections.

The City has 5 (five) City Council Members who are elected for staggered four-year terms. To qualify to run for one of these positions, you must be a registered voter and a resident of the City of Shasta Lake from the time your nomination papers are issued and throughout the term of office.

The City of Shasta Lake has three Council Member offices up for election in the next General Election on November 3, 2020. The filing period for candidacy begins July 13, 2020 and ends August 7, 2020. If an incumbent does not file, the period is extended until August 12, 2020 for non-incumbent candidates. Individuals interested in running for office must contact the City Clerk at 530-275-7407 for an appointment to take out papers.

The City Clerk serves as the Elections Official for the City of Shasta Lake and is responsible for managing the City’s municipal elections in an impartial manner. Responsibilities include issuing candidate’s informational guides and nomination papers; receiving and reviewing candidate’s statements; processing petitions and ballot measures; certifying elections results; and preparing legal advertising.

For more information please refer to the City of Shasta Lake’s Guide-to-Running-for-Office.