The City Clerk conducts all regular and special elections, including processing and certifying citizen-generated petitions. The City Clerk, as the Elections Official, is also the point of contact for keeping candidates, the public, and staff informed during the elections process.


Notice of Election
November 8, 2022

Carmel-by-the-Sea will hold a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the following officers:

  • Mayor (full two-year term)
  • Two Members of the City Council (full four-year terms)

Eligibility for Office


Running for Office

Nomination Papers

Nomination papers for the above seats are available July 18, 2022 through August 12, 2022 by 5 pm.  Call or e-mail the City Clerk at 831-620-2016 or cityclerk@ci.carmel.ca.us to make an appointment.

Political Reform Act

All candidates for Municipal offices, and all committees supporting or opposing State or local candidates or ballot measures, are subject to the provisions of the State Political Reform Act.


Current Candidate Nomination Status
2022 Current Candidate Nomination Status - Updated 8-8-2022

As the nomination period progresses, updates will be made to the current candidate’s nomination status each week. Only the contact information that candidates have given permission to post online will be available online. Note: A candidate does not qualify for the ballot until Nomination Papers have been filed with the City Clerk and the voters’ nomination signatures obtained have been verified as sufficient by Monterey County Elections.