Next General Municipal Election – November 2018
The City of Folsom's next regular election will be November 6, 2018. At that election, three seats on the City Council (currently held by Kerri Howell, Steve Miklos and Andy Morin) will be up for election. The remaining two seats on the City Council are currently held by Ernie Sheldon and Roger Gaylord. Their terms end in November 2020.
NEW: Changes Coming to How Folsom Voters Will Vote - Beginning June 2018!
The California Voter’s Choice Act (Senate Bill 450), which became law in 2016, allows select counties to conduct elections by vote-by-mail ballot while also providing regional Vote Centers that will be open (depending upon location) either 10 days or 3 days prior to Election Day through the close of voting on Election Day. In June 2017, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved this new voting model, which will affect how all residents of Sacramento County will vote, beginning with the June 2018 Primary Election.
Under the new Vote Center Model:
All voters will be mailed a vote-by-mail ballot beginning 29 days before the election.
Assigned Polling Places will be eliminated, and will instead be replaced by general Vote Centers. Voters can go to any Vote Center location in Sacramento County to:
Vote in person;
Request a replacement ballot;
Drop off a vote-by-mail ballot
Register to vote or update registration; and
Receive voting assistance.
Sacramento County Elections Department is still in the process of identifying Vote Center locations. For more information, visit the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Elections webpage.
Interested in Running For City Council?
Qualifications: Only resident, registered voters of the City of Folsom shall be eligible to hold the office of Folsom City Council Member.
Nominations: The nomination period for Folsom City Council candidates will open July 16, 2018 and will continue to August 10, 2018. If an incumbent fails to file nomination papers by the deadline, the nomination period will be extended five days to August 15, 2018.
For more information about running for City Council, contact Folsom City Clerk Christa Freemantle.
Campaign Signs - For purposes of sign regulation within the City of Folsom, campaign and election signs fall into the category of noncommercial signs. Such signs are subject to certain size and placement limitations. Signs may not be erected earlier than sixty days before an election and must be removed within seven days after the election. See Campaign Sign Regulations for additional information.
For sign enforcement concerns, contact:
Code Enforcement Supervisor Pete Piccardo
(916) 355-7316 or by email
Campaign Contribution Limits - In June 1994, Folsom voters passed Initiative Measure V imposing a $150 limit on contributions to campaigns for city council and restricting campaign loans and credits.
Are You Already Registered to Vote? To find out if you are currently registered to vote, visit the Secretary of State webpage.
Voter Registration Deadlines In California, the deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 days before Election Day. Register to Vote