"The right to vote...is the primary right
by which other rights are protected."
- Thomas Paine Founding Father
Voting is not only one of our most important rights, it is also one of the central duties of citizenship.
Welcome to the City of Roseville Municipal Elections page. The following information is provided to guide voters and potential candidates through the election process.
NOVEMBER 4, 2014 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Current City Council seats for Susan Rohan and Tim Herman will expire in November of 2014. Both incumbent members are eligible to run for one additional term of four (4) years.
In order to run for elective office, a candidate must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United State, and a resident of the City of Roseville.
The nomination period for the November 4, 2014 election will begin on Monday, July 14, 2014 and end on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
The office of the City Clerk will issue and accept nomination documents ONLY during this period of time and during regular business hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There is a $25.00 filing fee for the issuance of nomination papers.
If an incumbent candidate does not file by the August 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m. deadline, the deadline for filing of nomination papers extends to Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
LOCAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
Local campaign finance reform was implemented in Roseville in 2000. The ordinance defines strict requirements that candidates must adhere to and limits campaign expenditures.
Before accepting any contributions OR making any expenditures, a candidate must file a form with the City Clerk, either accepting or rejecting the campaign expenditure limit and remit form with an original signature to the following address: City of Roseville, Attn: City Clerk, 311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678 (916) 774-5200. See form below:
2014 Statement of Acceptance or Rejection of Campaign Expenditures
1. A candidate who accepts the expenditure limit may accept contributions of up to $500 from a single source.
2. A candidate who rejects the expenditure limit may accept contributions of up to $250 from a single source.
3. The contribution limit is cumulative for all contributions from a single source between February and December 31, 2014.
4. Anyone who has received a campaign contribution or made an expenditure of at least $100 since they last filed a contribution report must file a contribution report with the City Clerk. These reports are due on the fifth (5th) day of the month March 1 through December 1. A final report is due on December 31, 2014. The form is attached below and must be mailed or delivered to the City Clerk Department at 311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678 by the fifth (5th) day of every month after fundraising efforts have commenced.
2014 City of Roseville Monthly Campaign Contribution Reporting Form
It is recommended that prospective candidates schedule an appointment with the City Clerk in order to receive a summary of required paperwork to run for City Council. Schedule an appointment by calling the City Clerk Department at 916-774-5200.
The Roseville City Clerk Department has a wide variety of responsibilities in administering elections. Staff is responsible for everything from certifying candidates to checking initiative and referendum petitions. Department staff advises candidates and local elected officials on the qualifications and requirements for running for office.
The City Clerk Department is also responsible for carrying out the provisions outlined in Roseville's Campaign Finance Ordinance. Full text of the ordinance is available on the electronic version of the Roseville Municipal code located at http://qcode.us/codes/roseville.
See Municipal Code Chapters 2.60, 2.80 and 2.90.
Although candidates cannot file official nomination papers until July 14, 2014 through August 8, 2014, Roseville's Campaign Finance regulations allows prospective candidates to file a candidate intention statement, form a recipient committee and start fundraising on February 4, 2014.
The expenditure limit for the November 2014 election is $102,792.00.
FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION
Additional Fair Political Practice Commission forms are necessary prior to fundraising.
California Form 501 – Candidate Intention Statement
A candidate for local office must file this form prior to solicitation or receipt of any contribution, or expenditure of any personal funds used for an election.
Where to File:
File with the Roseville City Clerk, 311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678
California Form 410 – Statement of Organization Recipient Committee
File form with the California Secretary of State when fundraising totaling $1,000 or more during a calendar year. The term “contribution” includes monetary payments, loans and non-monetary goods or services.
The personal funds of a candidate or officeholder used in connection with seeking or holding elective
office are contributions and are counted toward qualifying as a recipient committee. However, personal funds used to pay a candidate filing fee or a fee for the statement of qualifications to appear in the ballot pamphlet are not counted toward the $1,000 threshold.
When to File:
File the Form 410 within 10 days of receiving $1,000 in contributions.
Where to File:
Original & one copy Secretary of State
Political Reform Division
1500 11th Street, Room 495
Sacramento, CA 95814
County & City Committees:
Copy Local filing officer/City Clerk who will receive the original disclosure statements.
In order to participate in your local electoral process, you must be a registered voter in the City of Roseville. Voter registration forms can be obtained at the City Clerk Department at 311 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678 or by calling the City Clerk Department at 916-774-5200.
For additional information and to register to vote, contact the Placer County Elections office at (530) 886-5650 or visit the Placer County Elections or the California Secretary of State Elections Division websites.
Regular meetings of the City Council are held on the first Wednesday of the month and adjourned meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Civic Center, 311 Vernon Street. Additional meetings are held as necessary.
Complete agenda packets are available on the Friday preceding Council meetings in the reception area of the City Clerk’s Department, 311 Vernon Street and on the city’s web site at www.roseville.ca.us.
Extensive time is required to review the material to be considered at the meetings. Members are also required to serve on auxiliary boards, committees, and or commissions associated with Roseville, the Placer region, and the greater Sacramento area.
Councilmember compensation is six hundred dollars ($600) per month and the mayor receives an additional fifty dollars ($50) per month. Councilmembers may, upon order of the City Council, be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred while performing representative services of the City of Roseville.
The Councilmember elected with the highest number of votes in the election shall be seated as Vice-Mayor, and after two years seated as Vice-Mayor, will assume the position of Mayor.
CAMPAIGN AND ELECTION SIGNS
The City’s sign ordinance governs the placement of temporary noncommercial signs on both public and private property within the City. Enforcement of the sign ordinance is provided by the City’s Code Enforcement Division.
The Roseville Municipal Code provides as follows:
1. Temporary noncommercial signs are exempt from the fee, permit and sticker provisions of the municipal code.
2. Generally, no sign shall exceed six (6) square feet and no more than six (6) square feet of sign shall be maintained at any time on a single parcel or lot.
3. These size requirements increase during an election season, however. Ninety (90) days prior to and ten (10) days following an election, no more than an aggregate total of 128 square feet of temporary noncommercial signs may be maintained at any one time on a single parcel or lot, provided that each individual sign shall not exceed six (6) square feet.
4. Temporary noncommercial signs may not be placed on public property or within any public right-of-way at any time.
5. Temporary noncommercial signs may not be placed on private property without the permission of the property owner or tenant.
6. Subject to these requirements, temporary noncommercial signs may be displayed at any time without regard to the date of an election.
City employees are authorized to remove signs placed on public property or within the public right-of-way. City employees have no authority to remove signs on private property and must proceed with formal code enforcement action to gain compliance, which in some cases may require several weeks.
Once a sign has been removed by the City, it may be retrieved upon the payment of an administrative fine of $10 for each sign smaller than nine (9) square feet and $20 for each larger sign. In lieu of paying an administrative fine, a person may retrieve a sign upon signing an administrative citation. Administrative citations may be appealed to the City’s Board of Appeals prior to the payment of any administrative fines. A sign that has been removed by the City may be considered abandoned if it is not retrieved within fifteen (15) calendar days after the date of
If the public sees a potential violation, the most effective way for staff to address the issue is to contact Roseville’s complaint hotline at 774-5501. Staff checks this line multiple times throughout the day.