City Elections Official
The City Clerk administers federal, state and local procedures through which local government representatives are selected. The Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during, and after an election. From Election pre-planning to certification of election results and filing of final campaign disclosure documents, the City Clerk manages the process, which forms the foundation of our democratic system of government. Contact City Clerk Irma Torrez for questions.
The City of Morgan Hill uses the services of the County of Santa Clara Registrar of Voters' Office to consolidate local elections. This results in a significant cost savings to the citizens of Morgan Hill. Regular elections are held in the City of Morgan Hill on the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November of even-numbered years. Special elections may be called by the City Council and are held on dates as set forth in the California Elections Code.
Anyone who is 18 years of age and who is a resident and registered voter in the City of Morgan Hill may run for Mayor, Council Members, City Treasure or City Clerk.
Potential candidates are required to gather twenty valid signatures of registered Morgan Hill voters on a mandatory nomination form supplied by the City Clerk.
Based on an established schedule, candidates must file statements reporting all campaign contributions and expenditures for the designated time period. These reports are available online and in the City Clerk's Office for public review.
In Morgan Hill, the Mayor is directly-elected to serve a 2 year term. Council members are elected to serve 4 year terms. The City Clerk and the City Treasurer are elected to serve 4 year terms.
The City does not have campaign contributions limits.