Beginning with the 2020 municipal election, the City of Moorpark holds district-based elections, meaning Councilmember candidates must reside within a specific geographical area called a "District," and only voters who reside in that District will elect their Councilmember. The position of Mayor will continue to be elected “at-large,” meaning that mayoral candidates may reside in any location within Moorpark’s city limits and be elected by all voters in Moorpark.
The 2022 Municipal Election will take place on November 8, 2022. The “nomination period” is the timeframe during which interested individuals can officially obtain nomination papers to run for City Council. The nomination period opens July 18, 2022 and closes on August 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. In the event that an incumbent does not file papers to seek re-election, the nomination period for only that office will be extended to August 17, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
How do I get nomination papers to run for office?
In order to ensure each interested individual receives a full overview of the nomination process and paperwork requirements, potential candidates should make an appointment with the City Clerk’s Office by calling (805) 517-6223. Candidates must be a registered voter, reside within the Moorpark City limits, and (if running for a City Councilmember seat) must reside in a District up for election in 2022.
Ventura County Elections Division publishes an updated link daily of all candidates, including those serving the Moorpark community, on the Elections Division website.