The City Clerk is a Certified Municipal Clerk who 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.

2020 Election

Primary Election

For all questions go to Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters at www.stanvote.com or call (209) 525-5200. This Election is conducted by the Stanislaus County Elections Division and the Registrar of Voters. This is not a Municipal Election.


The City Council consists of 5 members: Council Members for District #1, #2, #3, and #4, who are elected by-district, and the Mayor is elected at-large (citywide). 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.  Who are your Council Members?


The City of Riverbank has fully transitioned to a "by-district" electoral system (Map G - Districts) to fill the seats of the four Councilmembers.  This means that only Riverbank registered voters that live within the respective boundary of the District that is up for election may run as a candidate for office and may cast a vote for the nominated Candidate in that particular District.  The Mayor's seat continues to be elected citywide; therefore, any registered voter of the City of Riverbank may run for this office.


The next General Municipal Election will be to fill the four-year term Offices of the Mayor and Councilmember District 2 and Councilmember District 4. The City consolidates its election with the Stanislaus County Statewide Elections for cost-saving purposes.   If you are unable to determine by Map G whether you live within the boundary of a District, please contact the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters/Elections to assist you. 


All Riverbank registered voters that reside within the City limits are eligible to run for Office of Mayor. Riverbank Registered voters that live within the district boundary of District 2 or District 4, may run for that respective District Office of Councilmember.

During the filing period you may obtain and submit the Nomination Paper for candidacy with the City Clerk. Appointments are required for this process, however, due to the current situation of COVID-19 risks, measures may be taken to lessen or eliminate the personal appointments (Development of these measures are in progress).  


Monday, July 13th - Friday, August 7th (5:00 pm)

Extension period:  If the Incumbent of Mayor or the Incumbents of Districts 2 or 4 do not file for re-election of their respective office, the nomination period to file papers for candidacy of that seat will be extended an additional 5 days.

Extended period ends: August 12th at 5:30 pm

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Riverbank Candidate and Elections Information 

 The following link provides updated information:

  • Important Dates to Remember (forthcoming)
  • Public Notice of November Election (forthcoming)
  • Public Notice Name of Nominees (forthcoming)
  • Qualified Candidates for the November Ballot (forthcoming)

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Voter Registration Questions or to Register to Vote

To register or inquire about your voter registration visit the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters at 1021 I Street, Suite 101, Modesto or www.stanvote.com or call (209) 525-5200.  You may also register to vote at the California Secretary of State Elections Division www.registertovote.ca.gov, or forms are available at the City Clerk's office, 6707 Third St, Suite A, Riverbank.

The City of Riverbank consolidates its elections with the General Statewide Elections. The Stanislaus County Elections Official will conduct the canvass of the votes for the City of Riverbank's Municipal Election.  The official canvass begins no later than the Thursday following the election, which is open to the public, and continues daily (except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) until completed, but no later than 30 days after the election. 


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.