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March 3, 2020 Special Election

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General Information for Candidates running in the March 3, 2020 Special Election

Frequently Asked Questions

Notices and Resolutions

2020 Notice of Election

Resolution 19-8762 (Calling Special Election to Elect Chief of Police Resolution)

Resolution 19-8763 (Voluntary Expenditure Resolution)

Ballot Statements

Police Chief

Certified Candidates

Certified Candidate List

March 2020 Ballot Measure C - District Elections Information

Measure C reads as follows:

DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS. Shall the City Charter be amended to elect city council members by district, excepting the mayor, as follows: for the 2020 election to establish six districts for the election of one council member to represent each district; and, beginning in 2022 to establish three districts for the election of two council members to represent each district; and to require an independent redistricting committee?

Resolution 19-8783 (Resolution Submitting the Ballot Measure to March 3, 2020 Special Election)

City Attorney’s Impartial Analysis of Measure

Argument Against Measure

Argument in Favor of Measure

Other Resources

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Office - The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Office is responsible for voter registration, education and outreach; maintenance of registration files; verification of initiatives, referenda and recall petitions; and filing of campaign reports.

California Secretary of State, Voter Information Page - The California Secretary of State's office is dedicated to making government more transparent and accessible in the areas of elections, business, political campaigning, legislative advocacy,and historical treasures.

Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) - The FPPC is the State agency that enforces State laws regarding, among other things, campaign financing and spending, financial conflicts of interest, and gifts and honoraria given to public officials and candidates under the Political Reform Act. The FPPC's Advice Line can be reached at 1-866-ASK-FPPCCall: 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772Call: 1-866-275-3772) or

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