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2016 Municipal Election

A general municipal election will be held in the City of Fortuna on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for the following: 


Member  Fortuna City Council

Number to be elected:           Two (2)

Length of Term:                      Full Term for Four (4) years


Fortuna Police & Essential Services Measure

To protect and maintain essential City services, including increasing and restoring police officers and programs, repairing aging/deteriorating streets and potholes, parks maintenance, and programs for youth and seniors, shall the City of Fortuna establish a ¾¢ sales tax, sun setting in 8 years providing approximately $1,200,000 annually, requiring independent annual financial audits and a Community Oversight Committee, with all funds remaining in Fortuna?



Information on the election may be obtained at the Fortuna City Hall at 621 - 11th Street, Fortuna, California or online at  The filing period for nomination papers is July 18, 2016, 8:00 AM to August 12, 2016, 5:00 PM.  If an incumbent does not file nomination papers, the filing period will be extended five days until 5:00 PM August 17, 2016. Nomination papers must be filed at the Fortuna City Hall with the City Clerk. Appointments are Strongly encouraged.


The websites below provide valuable election information for candidates, campaign committees and voters. Please contact Linda McGill, City Clerk, if you have any questions regarding the upcoming election. 

Humboldt County Registrar of Voters
Information on voter registration, polling locations, vote-by-mail, and election results for races within Humboldt County.

Fair Political Practices Commission
Information on the Political Reform Act, Campaign Forms, Statement of Economic Interest Forms, filing deadlines, workshops for committees.

Secretary of State
Information regarding state candidates and measures, calendars, voter registration, statewide election results, and general election information.

California State Elections Code

League of Women Voters 
The League’s Smart Voter website includes a comprehensive guide for elections including measures and candidates


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