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Posted on: July 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Arcata 2022 General Election Information


The City of Arcata will hold a general municipal election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Two seats on the Arcata City Council will be up for election, and two measures will be included on the ballot.

The City Council adopts laws and sets policies to guide the City Manager and City staff in City operations. City Council members attend two regular City Council meetings each month in addition to other special meetings and study sessions, and other monthly meetings of various regional agency partners.

Nomination papers for the City Council seats will be available by appointment beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 18 through Friday, August 12 at the City Manager's Office in City Hall, located at 736 F Street. Issuance of nomination papers can take up to an hour and appointments are required. To make an appointment, please call (707) 822-5953.

Qualifications for individuals who wish to run for a seat on the Arcata City Council include that they must be at least 18 years old, must live within Arcata city limits, and are registered to vote at their Arcata residence address. Nominees must also obtain at least 20, but no more than 30, signatures of registered voters who reside within Arcata city limits and are registered to vote at their Arcata residence.

Two ballot measures to be voted on at the November 2022 General Election include a measure to extend the City’s Utility Users Tax, and a measure to require the City to fly the Earth flag at the top of all City-owned flagpoles above the United States flag.

 Primary arguments for or against a ballot measure must be received by the City Clerk by Friday, July 22, with rebuttal arguments due on Tuesday, August 2. For more information on requirements for submitting an argument for or against a ballot measure, please contact the City Clerk by email at or by calling 707-825-2103. 

 For more detailed information on the election and ballot measures, please click here or call 707-822-5953. 

To register to vote or check your voter registration status, please click here

City of Arcata Elections Information
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