The City Clerk conducts and administers Municipal Elections, which are consolidated with the Santa Cruz County Elections Department. For additional current and past election information, please visit the Santa Cruz County Elections Department on the Votes Count website.

The City’s Municipal elections are held the first Tuesday of November in each even-numbered year. City Council Members serve four-year staggered terms.

Registering to Vote

Registering to vote is easier than ever. Use the Secretary of State Online Voter Registration website to register. 

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Primary Election - March 5, 2024

General Election - November 5, 2024

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A Statewide General Election will be held in the City of Scotts Valley on Tuesday, November 8, 2022:  Notice of Election

The Candidate Nomination Period is July 18 - August 12. If you are interested in running for office, please call (831-440-5600) or email (csimonovich@scottsvalley.gov) the City Clerk to make an appointment to pull nomination papers. Candidates must then collect 20 to 30 signatures from registered Scotts Valley voters to qualify for candidacy, and turn in several required documents (such as a Declaration of Candidacy and FPPC forms). More information on running for office is available on the County website:  Santa Cruz County Elections Department

There are two seats up for election on November 8, 2022. The seats are currently filled by 1) Jim Reed and 2) Derek Timm.

Candidate Watch 2022

Name                          Date Nomination 
Papers Issued
Date Form 501 
Qualified? Candidates Statement Filed Candidates Statement
Crawford, Tyler 07/25/2022        N/A       N/A       N/A
Reed, Jim 08/05/2022  08/12/2022      Yes  08/12/2022  Statement
Timm, Derek 08/09/2022  08/11/2022      Yes       08/11/2022  Statement
Timms, Allan 07/22/2022 08/09/2022      Yes  08/09/2022  Statement

Candidates' statements are available for public examination for 10 calendar days immediately following the filing deadline for submission of those documents. During this period, any voter of the appropriate City District, or the elections official, may seek a writ of mandate or an injunction requiring any or all of the material in the statement to be amended or deleted.

Candidate Information Night 2022

PowerPoint Presentation for the Candidates Information Night held on June 22, 2022.

Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Filings

  • Committee Campaign Statements (Form 460)
    Candidate controlled committees use the Recipient Committee Campaign Statement (Form 460) to report campaign activity for all semi-annual, pre-election, and supplemental pre-election statements. Please visit the Fair Political Practices Website for information about who needs to file and forms needed.
  • Agency Report of Public Official Appointments (Form 806) (PDF)
    This form is used to report additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on committees, boards or commissions of a public agency, special district, and joint powers agency or authority. For example, a city councilmember may be appointed to serve as the city’s representative on a joint powers insurance authority or a metropolitan planning organization or mayor. (Regulation 18705.5, amended 03.2012) Each agency must post on its website a single Form 806 which lists all the paid appointed positions. When there is a change in compensation or a new appointment, the Form 806 is updated to reflect the change. The form must be updated promptly as changes occur.
  • Statement of Economic Interest Form (Form 700)
    The Political Reform Act (Gov. Code Sections 81000- 91014) requires most state and local government officials and employees to publicly disclose their personal assets and income. They also must disqualify themselves from participating in decisions that may affect their personal economic interests. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the state agency responsible for issuing the attached Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700, and for interpreting the law’s provisions.