2020 General Municipal Election
The next regularly scheduled General Municipal Election for the Town of Windsor will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. In this election, the Town of Windsor will begin the transition to a district-based election system for election of Town Councilmembers. Two district-based Council seats will be up for election this November: the at-large Mayor for a two-year term, and the District 3 Council seat for a four-year term. Learn more information about our transition to the district-based election system. Visit this page to view some FAQs.
|July 13 - Aug 7, 2020||Candidate nomination period is open|
|August 12, 2020||Extended nomination deadline|
|August 13, 2020||Randomized alphabet drawing by Secretary of State|
|September 20, 2020||Political campaign signs may be posted. A permit is required.|
|September 24, 2020||1st Pre-election Campaign Statement|
(period covering 7/1/2020-9/19/2020)
|October 22, 2020||2nd Pre-election Campaign Statement|
(period covering 9/20/2020-10/17/2020)
|October 5-27, 2020||Vote-By-Mail period|
|October 19, 2020||Last day to register to vote regularly in the November election|
|October 20, 2020||Conditional registration begins|
|November 3, 2020||ELECTION DAY|
|December 3, 2020||Deadline to certify election results|
|February 1, 2021||Semi-Annual Campaign Statement|
(period covering 10/18/2020-12/31/2020)
The County of Sonoma has provided the locations of ballot drop-boxes and in-person voting. See table below for Windsor locations.
|Ballot Drop-box||Bluebird Center|
25 Bluebird Drive
Windsor, CA 95492
|Opens Tuesday, October 6, 2020 through 8pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020|
|In-person Voting||Town Council Chambers|
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Windsor, CA 95492
|Saturday, October 31, 2020|
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Monday, November 2, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Unlike previous elections, voters are not assigned to one location, and can vote at any in-person location. The voter will receive a ballot for their individual precinct. To view all in-person voting locations or additional ballot drop-boxes in the County of Sonoma, please visit their website here.
FIND YOUR DISTRICT
Residents can look up their district by using the interactive map online here.
Transition to District Elections
The Town of Windsor has changed how Councilmembers are elected from an at-large election system to a district-based election system. Voters will only vote for their Town Council position up for election in their specified district for a four-year term and an at-large Mayor for a two-year term. All five current Councilmembers will continue to represent the Town at-large until their term ends. At the end of their terms, the Councilmembers may run for re-election in the district they live in at the time they file their nomination papers.
The district-based election system starting with the November 2020 election will be completed as follows:
- The "At-Large" district-based Mayor seat will be elected beginning at the 2020 General Municipal Election, and every two-years thereafter.
- A Town Council seat shall be elected from Town Council District 3 at the November 2020 General Municipal Election, and every four-years thereafter.
- The two-year "At-Large" Mayor seat will be up for election at this election.
- Town Council seats from Town Council Districts 1, 2, and 4 shall be elected at the November 2022 General Municipal Election, and every four-years thereafter.
CONVERSION OF CURRENT AT-LARGE SEATS
|Election for Voting in District Seat||Seat Will |
|Dominic Foppoli||2018 - 2022||November 2022||District Seat|
|Esther Lemus||2018 - 2022||November 2022||District Seat|
|Debora Fudge||2016 - 2020||November 2020||District 3 Seat|
|Bruce Okrepkie||2016 - 2020||November 2020||At-Large Mayor|
|Sam Salmon||2018 - 2022||November 2022||District Seat|
The following seats are currently served by the Councilmembers whose current at-large terms end in November 2020:
- Debora Fudge, Term ends November 2020
- Bruce Okrepkie, Term ends November 2020
NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY!
The Nomination Period for District 3 and the at-large Mayor began on Monday, July 13, 2020 and closed on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Official nomination petitions for eligible candidates desiring to file for the above office(s), were obtained from the Office of the Town Clerk, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy., Bldg. 400, Windsor, beginning July 13, 2020, through August 7, 2020, by appointment only. Due to COVID-19, Town offices remain closed to the public. However, the Town Clerk and Deputy Town Clerk were available to issue and accept nomination papers by appointment only during the nomination period.
The election is being consolidated with the Statewide General Election. To view all offices up for election, please contact the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters.
Candidates for Town Council
To view current Candidates for Town Council, please click here.