City of Oceanside City Clerk

Employer / Organization

City of Oceanside

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Jul 13, 2020 - Aug 07, 2020


The City Clerk is the official custodian of records and is responsible for managing the legislative history of the City and maintaining and preserving official City documents. The City Clerk serves as the Citys Election Official and administers all municipal elections and performs oaths of office for elected and appointed officials.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three simple steps: 1) Contact the Oceanside City Clerk to verify that your address qualifies for the position. 2) Obtain the correct filing papers from the city elections office. Elections administrators understand that first time candidates may have additional questions, so we suggest asking any additional questions regarding filing for office (like the amount of petition signatures, filing fees, or to double check filing windows/dates). 3) Submit the filing papers within 113-88 days prior to the election, but make sure that these dates are verified with the office that you will be submitting the paperwork to. Election deadlines are unforgiving and misunderstanding them will prevent you from appearing on the ballot. If you have any questions, the Oceanside City Clerk can be reached by phone at 760-435-3000.

Submit application to:
Oceanside City Hall, 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, California, 92054, US