November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election

Offices to be Elected

The City of Pismo Beach will hold an election for the following offices as part of the November 6, 2018 General Election:

  • City Council Member (4-year term ending Nov. 2022)
  • City Council Member (4-year term ending Nov. 2022)
  • Mayor (2-year term ending Nov. 2020)

Important dates:

  • Nomination period opens: July 16, 2018, 8:00 a.m.
  • Nomination period closes (deadline to file papers): August 10, 2018, 5:00 p.m. (may be extended to August 15, 2018 if an incumbent does not file)
  • Deadline to register to vote: October 22, 2018
  • Election Day: November 6, 2018

Information for Potential Candidates

Residents interested in running for office are encouraged to contact the City Clerk's Office early for information about required paperwork and filing deadlines. The City Clerk is available by appointment for one-on-one candidate information meetings. Please call, visit, or email, to make an appointment.

Pismo Beach City Clerk's Office
City Hall, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (Mon.—Fri., 8 a.m.—5 p.m.)
Phone (805) 773-4657—Fax (805) 773-7006
Email City Clerk Erica Inderlied:

Candidates must be registered to vote in the city of Pismo Beach. Individuals who intend to run for office must file certain Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) forms with the City Clerk's Office before soliciting campaign contributions or making campaign expenditures. In order for a candidate's name to appear on the November ballot, the candidate must obtain a candidate materials binder from the City Clerk's Office on or after July 16, 2018 and submit all required nomination paperwork, including a petition signed by other city voters, to the City Clerk's Office no later than August 10, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Other filing requirements include FPPC forms disclosing certain economic interests, and information about campaign contributions and expenditures.

Voter Eligibility and Registration

In order to be eligible to vote in California, an individual must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, and 18 years of age or older on Election Day (16- and 17-year-olds may pre-register). In order to vote in a Pismo Beach election, an individual must be registered to vote at an address in Pismo Beach. For eligibility to vote in the November 6, 2018 general election, voter registrations must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than October 22, 2018.

  • Verify your voter registration status: Visit or call San Luis Obispo County Elections at (805) 781-5228.
  • Register or update your voter registration: Visit Paper voter registration forms are available at San Luis Obispo County elections office, local libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, and US Post Offices.

Candidate and Committee Information

To view election notices and campaign filings (FPPC forms announcing the intent to solicit contributions, announcing the formation of a committee, disclosing donor names and donation amounts, etc.) for Pismo Beach candidates and committees for the 2018 election, please visit and visit the "Elections & FPPC Filings" folder.

Campaign Signs

Please visit the Campaign Signs page for more information.

Information about the Pismo Beach City Council

Please visit the City Council page for more information.