The City of Chico Council is comprised of seven members each elected by district.
The City of Chico consolidates its General Municipal Election with the statewide election held in even-numbered years. Under Chico’s new district-based election system, voters will elect one councilmember for the district where they are registered to vote.
District Map Information
- Interactive District Map can be found here.
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Once each election is over, the Council appoints two of its members to serve as Mayor and Vice Mayor for a period of two years.
On November 8, 2022, the City of Chico General Municipal Election for the selection of Councilmembers will be held for District 2, 4, and 6. In addition, the Councilmember for the remaining two years left on the District 3 term will be selected by the original District 3 voters in the 2020 election.
Interested in running?
Nomination papers will not be available until mid July when the official Nomination Period opens. Those dates will be uploaded as soon as they are determined by the County Elections Official.
If you are interested in running, please note that before you begin to accept contributions for your campaign, you must first file a Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) with the City of Chico’s City Clerk & Elections Official. Once you have raised or expended $2,000, you need to form a committee through the Secretary of States Office (SOS) using a Form 410 (Statement of Organization). The original of the Form 410 is provided to the SOS, with a courtesy copy filed with the City of Chico’s City Clerk & Elections Official.
November 3, 2020 – General Municipal Election
Starting with the 2020 Election, four Councilmembers were elected by Districts with the remaining three Councilmembers to be elected by Districts in 2022. Until a Councilmember is elected by Districts, they remain “at-large.”
2020 Candidate’s Form 501 - Intention to Run Statement
November 2018 – General Municipal Election
The City of Chico General Municipal Election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 where three seats on the Council were considered by the voters.
Election 2018 “Official” Candidates & Candidate Statements
County PAC’s – Courtesy Filings
2018 City of Chico Measures
The City Council has added one measure to the upcoming November ballot related to term limits.
2018 Measure “S” – Term Limits
2018 Election General Information
November 2016 – General Municipal Election
The City of Chico General Municipal Election was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 where four seats on the Council and three measures to amend the City’s Charter were considered by the voters. The four City Council seats were filled by Councilmembers Ory, Schwab, Stone and Mayor Morgan. The term of office commenced on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and ends in December 2020.
Official 2016 City Council Candidates
The nomination period ended on August 12. While 12 individuals took out nomination papers, 11 citizens became official candidates after their signatures were certified by the County. An official “certified list of candidates with contact information is available .
2016 Candidate’s Form 501 & Candidate Statements
*Public Review Period Ends August 26, 2016
Public Review Period: Elections Code Section 13313 provides for a 10-calendar day public examination period for Candidates’ Statements. During this 10-calendar-day period, any voter of the City of Chico may seek court action to require any or all candidates’ statements be amended or deleted.
Shall Section 1110 of the Chico City Charter be amended to allow
for notice of intention to receive proposals for public works
contracts to be provided on the city’s website or other approved
Shall Section 1114 of the Chico City Charter be amended to permit
the council to contract with a newspaper for publication of legal
notices and official advertisements without advertising for the
contract when there is only one newspaper of general circulation
in the City?