General Election 2024

Santa Monica votes on November 5, 2024 and the Candidate Nomination Period to run for City office is from July 15 to August 9

Interest candidates are invited to a Candidate Workshop on July 15 at 10:00 a.m. in City Hall Council Chamber (Room 250) to pick up Nomination Packets to run for office.  Can't make it to the workshop? Make an appointment to meet with the City Clerk staff.  

Click here for a calendar of upcoming dates.

For a Notice of Election, click on the following links (English/Spanish).

For information on the Business License Tax Modernization measure, click here.  Deadlines for submitting Arguments and Rebuttals can be viewed here (English/Spanish).  To submit an Argument or Rebuttal, please contact the City Clerk's Office at or (310) 458-8211 for a form.

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  • Business License Tax Modernization


    MEASURE " ": 

    To fund essential city services such as 911 emergency response, public safety, and addressing homelessness, shall the measure modernizing the City of Santa Monica‚Äôs 1990 business license tax ordinance to improve tax equity and fairness, exempting small businesses from the tax, decreasing tax rates for most retailers and restaurants, raising the corporate headquarters rate to 0.25%, removing auto dealer tax exemptions, and restoring a business license processing fee, generating approximately $3,000,000 annually, until ended by voters, be adopted?

    Click here for a staff report on this measure.

    Read more about Business License Tax Modernization

Election Events

Jul 15, 2024
Nomination Period (First Day to pick up nomination papers from Candidate Workshop at 10 AM and from City Clerk's Office by appointment)
Aug 9, 2024
Nomination Filing Period (Last Day to file Nomination Papers at City Clerk's Office)
Aug 14, 2024
Extended Nomination Period (Last day to file papers at Clerk's Office, if an incumbent does not file)
Aug 15, 2024
Candidate Statements: Last day to withdraw, if filing period not extended
Aug 15, 2024
Secretary of State: Public drawing to determine order of names on ballot


Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

California Secretary of State

Fair Political Practices Commission