City Council Elections

The City Clerk is the election official and the Secretary of State's designated filing officer for elected officials. The office also receives and validates mandatory filings for candidates, designated employees and elected officials while coordinating consolidated and special elections with the County of Riverside Registrar of Voters.

The City Clerk is the filing officer for Campaign Disclosure Statements, Statements of Economic Interest and other reports required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Voter registration forms are available from 7 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, at:

Calimesa City Hall
908 Park Avenue
Calimesa, CA 92320

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to § 10229 of the Elections Code of the State of California relating to the General Municipal Election in the City of Calimesa to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  As of the close of the nomination period on August 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. there are not more candidates than offices to be elected.  The person(s) so nominated are:  Jeff Cervantez and John Manly.  

That § 10229 of the Elections Code allows one of the following courses of action to be taken by the City Council:

1.    Appoint to the office the person(s) who has/have been nominated.

2.    Appoint to the office any eligible voter if no one has been nominated.

3.    Hold the election if either no one or only one person has been nominated.

The City Council will meet on August 22, 2022 at 5:30 p.m., to either make the appointment(s) or direct an election to be held.  The person(s) appointed, if any, shall qualify and take office and serve exactly as if elected at a municipal election for the office.  If, by the 75th day before the municipal election, no person has been appointed to the office(s) pursuant to (1) or (2) above, the election shall be held.  If the City Council makes an appointment pursuant to § 10229, Elections Code, the City Clerk shall not accept for filing any statement of write in candidacy which is submitted after the appointment is made.  Questions should be directed to the City Clerk's Department at (909) 795-9801, ext. 233.

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Calimesa City Council Candidate List for November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election

City Council Campaign Contributions

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 571, beginning January 1, 2021 a state campaign contribution limit will by default apply to City and County candidates when the City and County has not already enacted a contribution limit on such candidates. Please be advised that the City Council of the City of Calimesa has not enacted a contribution limit on City Council candidates and will therefore default to the state campaign contribution limit.

The contribution limit that will apply to City Council candidates is updated biennially for inflation. Contribution limits can be found in Regulation 18545(a)2 and on the Fair Political Practices Commission website. The default limit for contributions to City Council candidates subject to AB571 for 2021-2022 is set at $4,900 per election.

City Council Campaign Statements

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 2151 beginning January 1, 2021, local government agencies are required to post campaign statements and reports on their website within 72 hours of each applicable filing deadline, if they are filed in paper format. If the final day of the 72-hour period is a Saturday, Sunday or holiday, the period is extended to the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or holiday. When filed the campaign statements will be available in our document center or on this page:

2020 Election Campaign Statements: