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Who won in the November 3, 2020 Election?
City Council District 3: Paul Joiner
City Council District 4: William 'Bill' Lauritsen
City Council District 5: Dan Karleskint
City Treasurer (At-Large): Richard Pearl
To view Placer County Elections Division Candidate Watch click here: https://www.placerelections.com/current-elections/ .
All five (5) members of the Lincoln City Council shall be elected "by-district", by the voters in each district. Councilmembers serve four (4) year terms of office. Commencing with the General Municipal Election on November 3, 2020, and every four (4) years thereafter, the voters in districts 3, 4 and 5 shall elect a councilmember. Commencing with the General Municipal Election in November of 2022, and every four (4) years thereafter, the voters in districts 1 and 2 shall elect a councilmember.
The City Treasurer is elected by the City at-large and also serves a four (4) year term of office.
Districts Three (3), Four (4), and Five (5) councilmembers shall be elected at the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election. The residents of these districts will be voting for a Councilmember residing in their district as well as the City Treasurer (who may or may not reside in their district).
Councilmember and City Treasurer compensation is $655.00 per month and Mayor compensation is $705.00 per month. Councilmembers may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incurred while performing representative duties of the City of Lincoln.
Running for Elective Offices
To run for the City Treasurer, a candidate must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a full-time resident of the City of Lincoln.
To run for the Lincoln City Council, a candidate must be 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a full-time resident of the City of Lincoln. Any councilmember elected to represent a district must reside in that district and be a registered voter in the district. Termination of residency in a district by a councilmember or candidate shall create a vacancy unless a substitute residence within the district is immediately declared and established within thirty (30) calendar days. Vacancies shall be filled in accordance with Section 2.04.140 of the City’s Municipal Code. For additional information please review the City's Municipal Code Chapters 2.05, 2.06, 2.08, 2.12 and 2.65 related to Elections and Elected Positions, go here.
Prospective candidates can file official nomination papers in July of 2020, but may begin fundraising nine months prior to the date of election. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) also requires a Candidate Intention Form-501 and a Statement of Organization Form 410 be filed prior to accepting contributions, see links below. At this time, the City of Lincoln does not have any campaign contributions.
Vote by Mail
Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-64-20 on May 8, 2020 stating the November 3, 2020 election will be an “all-mail ballot” election, go here for additional details. The Governor issued Executive Order N-67-20 on June 3, 2020 with additional details on the November 3, 2020 election, go here for additional details.
Prior to receiving any contributions or making any expenditures, a candidate must file with the Lincoln City Clerk a Candidate Intention Statement Form 501 (or visit the Fair Political Practices Commission website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/).
If a candidate receives any contributions, or plans to expend $2,000 or more, a campaign bank account must be opened and a Statement of Organization Recipient Committee Form 410 (or visit the Fair Political Practices Commission website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/). The Form 410 must be filed with the California Secretary of State with a check for $50.00 and a copy remitted to the Lincoln City Clerk.
During the campaign period candidates are also required to file a Form 460 or Form 470 or visit the Fair Political Practices Commission website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/). A schedule of filing dates is provided to the candidates. These forms are filed with the Lincoln City Clerk.
City of Lincoln Political Sign Regulations, please click here for more information.
Election Contact Information
Gwen Scanlon, City Clerk
City of Lincoln
600 Sixth Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
General Information: (916) 434-2493
The City Clerk can provide general information, but cannot give legal advice.
Other Important Telephone Numbers and Addresses:
Fair Political Practices Commission
428 J Street, Suite 620
Sacramento CA 95814
Toll Free Technical Assistance: 1-866-275-3772
Main Telephone: (916) 322-5660
Fax: (916) 322-0886
Secretary of State
1500 11th Street, Room 495
Sacramento CA 95814
General Information: (916) 653-6814
Political Reform Division: (916) 653-6224
Placer County Registrar of Voters
2956 Richardson Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Telephone: (530) 886-5688
"The right to vote...is the primary right by which other rights are protected."
- Thomas Paine Founding Father