What happens if some of the signatures I obtain on my nomination papers are not registered voters or do not live within the City?
It is important that you file your nomination papers as early as you can because the City Clerk must certify the signatures on nomination papers. If you wait until the last day and any of the signatures you received, for any reason, are insufficient, you will not have qualified as a candidate. If you file early, there will be time for the City Clerk to check the signatures and notify you of any insufficiencies. You may then have an opportunity to circulate a Supplemental Nomination Paper to qualify yourself as a candidate.

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1. Is there a filing fee involved in my candidacy?
2. May I sign my own Nomination Paper?
3. What happens if some of the signatures I obtain on my nomination papers are not registered voters or do not live within the City?
4. What if I change my mind about being a candidate after filing nomination papers?
5. How soon will a list of qualified candidates be available after the close of the nomination period?
6. May I change or correct my Candidate’s Statement after it has been submitted?
7. If I submit a Candidate’s Statement, and I change my mind, may I withdraw the statement?
8. When will the official results of the election be received and certified as correct?
9. Must I form a campaign committee?
10. May I be the treasurer of my own campaign committee?
11. May I appoint an assistant treasurer?
12. Does the City of Arroyo Grande have campaign contribution limits?
13. What happens if either my treasurer or I forget to sign a campaign disclosure statement?
14. If I realize that a mistake has been made on a signed campaign disclosure statement that has already been submitted to the City Clerk, can I get it back and make the correction?
15. when will the official results of the election be received and certified?
16. How often does the City Council meet?