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2024 General Municipal Election Information
The City Clerk is the election official and is responsible for the conduct of its municipal elections, as well as facilitating candidate filing procedures and assisting candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities during an election. Elections are held in even numbered years. The next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024, for two City Councilmember seats and one Mayoral Seat. 

The City of Lemon Grove is a General Law City governed by a five (5) member City Council. A Mayor and four members of the City Council are elected to serve 4-year terms.  The Mayor and City Council serve Citywide and are not restricted to Districts due to the size of our City.  The City consolidates Elections with the County of San Diego and are generally held with the Statewide General Elections held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.  As of 2020, the State of California changed the date of the Primary Elections from June to March, thereby, if the City has a need to be included on the ballot such as a Special Election, the City will consolidate with the Statewide Primary Municipal Election.

2024 Key Election Dates

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024, General Election

The City of Lemon Grove's next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 for the purpose of electing:

Position Term

Mayor of the City of Lemon Grove (1 Seat)

4-Year Term
City Council Member (2 Seats) 4-Year Term

Every effort is made to provide accurate, up-to-date information; however, the City is not responsible for guidance, interpretation, or explanation of election-related regulations. This information is not legal advice and is not to be a substitute for legal counsel. Individuals are urged to review appropriate laws and regulations for detailed information and seek legal counsel, if necessary.

Last Updated on April 4, 2024

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Campaign Form Submitted and Filed with the Office of the City Clerk are available here: https://www.lemongrove.ca.gov/our-government/office-of-the-city-clerk/fppc-filings/campaign-forms-submitted/ 

 

Salary and Benefits for the Mayor and City Councilmembers

  • The Mayor receives a salary of $1,405.21 per month.
  • Each Councilmember receives a salary of $803.00 per month.
  • Monthly auto allowance of $175.00
  • Additional benefits include $50,000 life insurance; medical, vision, and dental coverage.

UPCOMING ELECTION

General Election - November 5, 2024

Check back here for additional information as the election gets closer.

The Candidate Nomination Period is July 15 - August 9, 2024. If you are interested in running for office, please send an e-mail to jpablo@lemongrove.ca.gov or by phone, at (619) 825-3841 to make an appointment to pull nomination papers. Candidates must then collect 20 to 30 signatures from registered Lemon Grove voters to qualify for candidacy, and submit required documents.

Nomination Papers may be obtained from and returned to the City Clerk by appointment only, from July 15, 2024 through August 9, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

  • If the incumbent does not file by the August 9, 2024 deadline, the filing period will be extended to August 14, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. for non-incumbent candidates.

The City of Lemon Grove's next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 for the purpose of electing:

Position Term

Mayor of the City of Lemon Grove (1 Seat)

4-Year Term
City Council Member (2 Seats) 4-Year Term

 

Candidate Resources and Helpful Links

Have Further Questions? 

Feel free to contact the FPPC by email at advice@fppc.ca.gov or by phone at 1-800-ASK-FPPC or reach out to the Office of the City Clerk by e-mail, at jpablo@lemongrove.ca.gov or by phone, at (619) 825-3841.

Local training workshops and webinars can be found on the FPPC website.

Form 700 Statement of Economic Interest
Form 410 Statement of Organization - Recipient Committee
Form 460 Campaign Statement
Form 470 Campaign Statement - Short Form
Form 497 24 Hour / 10 Day Contribution Report
Form 501 Candidate Intention Statement
FPPC Manual  
All Other Forms https://www.fppc.ca.gov/forms.html 

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Notice of Election:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese

Notice of Nominees:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese

Resolutions:

  • Resolution No.  - Calling for Election
  • Resolution No. - Candidate Statements
  • Resolution No.  - Declaring Results of November 5, 2024 Election

Political Sign Regulations

Ordinance No. 453: The Lemon Grove Municipal Code provides the following direction regarding election signs.

§ 9.08.100 Election signs.
In conjunction with Chapter 18.12 (Signs) of the Lemon Grove Municipal Code, this section is specific to election signs.

A. All Candidates and Committees are required to obtain a sign permit at no cost to place signs of any kind within the city boundaries. The sign permit will provide the candidate with a list of city-approved locations to place signs, and a city staff contact and phone number.

B. All signs will follow the state guidelines on reporting "Paid for by Committee Name" at minimum and Committee Number issued by the Secretary of State will be included on all signs and mailing materials by all Candidates and Committees within the city boundaries.

C. Timing, Removal. Placement of signs shall be made no earlier than sixty days prior to the election. All signs shall be removed within five days after the election. If any sign is not removed within the specified time period, the city may remove and destroy or otherwise dispose of the sign without liability whatsoever to the city.
(Ord. 453 § 2, 2019)

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Campaign Signs Complaints


Every campaign season, complaints are made about the placement of campaign signs, please contact the Code Enforcement Officer and the City Clerk. 

Contact Code Enforcement:

Phone: (619) 825-3820

City Clerk

E-mail: jpablo@lemongrove.ca.gov

Phone: (619) 825-3841

Candidate Eligibility

  • A candidate must be a United States Citizen; and
  • 18 years old on or before the election day; and
  • A registered voter living in the City of Lemon Grove at the time nomination papers are issued (The City Clerk will verify voter registration with the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters.)
  • Have no Felony Convictions. A person is disqualified from holding an office upon conviction of designated crimes as specified in the Constitution and laws of the state. (Government Code Section 1021)

Voting Resources
Register to Vote
Check Your Registration
Voter FAQ's

Voter Registration Information
Residents may register to vote at any time. If a qualified voter is not registered to vote and wants to vote in a particular election, the qualified voter must register at least 15 days before that election.

  • Voter registration requirements: U.S. Citizen and 18 years of age on or before election day.
  • Voter registration forms are available online at the San Diego Registrar of Voters website. Citizens can fill in the registration form on-line, print and sign, and mail to the Registrar of Voters.
  • Voter registration forms are also available at the City Clerk’s Office, U.S. Post Offices, public libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and other public buildings.

Questions About Voting?
Contact the San Diego County Registrar of Voters
800.696.0136 or at sdvote.com.

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