Elections

The City Clerk serves as the City's Elections Official responsible for meeting the legal requirements in conducting an election and provides assistance to candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities when running for office.
 

Members of the City Council

The City Council consists of 5 members: Councilmembers for District #1, #2, #3, and #4, to be elected by-district and the Mayor to be elected at-large.  Elections occur during staggered even years, which coincides with the Statewide General Elections. For cost-savings, the City of Riverbank may consolidate its municipal elections with the statewide elections and contract with the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters/Elections, for election services.
 
TRANSITION TO BY-DISTRICT ELECTORAL SYSTEM
In response to concerns of legal challenges under the California Voting Rights Act of 2001, the City of Riverbank City Council is transitioning from an "at-large" (city wide voting and candidacy) electoral system to a "by-district" (voting and candidacy within a specific geographical boundary (District)) system.  The City is now comprised of four (4) district boundaries (See District Boundary Map) for the election of four (4) Councilmembers by district; the Mayor's seat continues to be elected at-large.  

The transition to a by-district elections begins this year when in accordance with the City's Municipal Code, the first two even-numbered Districts (District 2, currently held by incumbent Councilmember Jeanine Tucker, and District 4 currently held by incumbent Councilmember Darlene Barber-Martinez) will be the first Districts up for Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  In regards to the remaining Districts (District 1, current incumbent Councilmember Cal Campbell, and District 3, which does not have an incumbent residing in that District), these Councilmember Seats will be established on Election Day of November 13, 2018. 

Note:
Current Councilmembers Cal Campbell and Leanne Jones Cruz, who were elected at-large, continue to currently represent all citizens of the City of Riverbank regardless of the boundaries set, until the November 2018 election when their terms expire and when the remaining Districts 1 and 3 are established.
  


Tuesday, November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election

Beginning with this November 8th General Municipal Election, the first two (2) by-district Councilmembers to be elected are the seats currently held by Councilmember Jeanine Tucker (District 2) and Councilmember Darlene Barber-Martinez (District 4).  The Mayor's seat is also up for election at-large (citywide).  Click on the Final 2016 Candidates List below for more information. 
   

Election Results

The City of Riverbank consolidated its elections with the General Statewide Elections. As a  result, the Stanislaus County Elections Official will conduct the canvass of the votes for the City of Riverbank's Municipal Election.  The California Elections Code requires that the official canvass begin no later than the Thursday following the election, that it be open to the public, and that it continue daily (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excepted) for not less than six hours each day until completed, but no later than 28 days. 
  
For a consolidated election, Riverbank's Elections Official , upon receipt of the official elections results from the County Elections Official, shall no later than the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting following presentation of the 28-day canvass of the returns, or at a special meeting called for this purpose, certify the results of the election and present a resolution for adoption by the City Council that recites the facts of the election and install the newly elected officers.
  
  UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS OF 
NOVEMBER 8, 2016

              
Voter Registration Questions  
Monday, October 24, 2016 is the last day to register to vote.  To register or inquire about your voter registration visit www.stanvote.com or call (209) 525-5200.  You may also register to vote at www.registertovote.ca.gov, or the City Clerk's office, 6707 Third St, Suite A, Riverbank.

Disclaimer


The information contained in these pages was valid at the time of publication. The City Clerk/Elections Official reserves the right to modify, update, change, or make improvements at any time, without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, or discrepancies.