The City Clerk conducts all regular and special elections, including processing and certifying citizen-generated petitions. The City Clerk, as the Elections Official, is also the point of contact for keeping candidates, the public, and staff informed during the election process.

Access the City of Monterey's Public Portal for Campaign Financial Disclosure for campaign finance forms filed by candidates and committees. The City of Monterey's Campaign Finance Reform regulations are found in Sec. 2-1.05 of the Monterey City Code.  

City of Monterey Contribution Limits:
  MCC Section 2-1.05(c)(1):
Contribution by person or committee
MCC Section 2-1.05(c)(5):
Anonymous Contribution
Nov. 14, 2019 - June 30, 2021
(Ordinance 3602)
$500.00 $25.00
Effective July 1, 2021
3.8 % CPI Increase*
SF Area April 2021 (PDF)
$520.00 $35.00

* Consumer Price Index (BLS.gov) increase applied pursuant to Monterey City Code Sec. 2-1.05(c)(6).   

You may register to vote online at the Secretary of State's voter registration website. Paper voter registration forms can be requested by calling Monterey County Elections at (831) 796-1499.

Check your voter registration status online at the Secretary of State's voter registration status website, or by calling Monterey County Elections at (831) 796-1499.

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