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.



The City Council consists of five members: Council Members for District 1, 2, 3, and 4, who are elected by-district (Amended Certified District Boundaries - Map G).  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 is elected at-large (citywide) and any eligible registered voter of Riverbank may run for this seat. Elections occur during staggered even years, which coincides with the Statewide General Elections and every four years with the Presidential 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 Division for election services.   Who are your current City Council Members?

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2020 vote local elections


The next General Municipal Election will be to fill the four-year term Offices of:
  • Mayor (Appointed pursuant to Elections Code § 10229)
  • Councilmember District 2 (On November 3rd ballot)
  • Councilmember District 4 (Appointed pursuant to Elections Code § 10229)

All Riverbank registered voters that reside within the City limits are eligible to run for the 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. If you are unable to determine by Amended Map G whether you live within the boundary of a District, please contact the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters/Elections to assist you. What is a "by-district" election?

The Incumbents for the offices of Mayor, Councilmember District 2, and Councilmember District 4 have filed nomination papers for re-election; therefore, the nomination period for candidacy IS NOW CLOSED.

However, the filing period for Candidate Nominations for Write-in Candidates only for Councilmember District 2 is open from - Monday, September 7, 2020; Ends - Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (only during normal business hours).  Appointments are required.

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Riverbank Candidate and Elections Information 

 The following link provides updated information:


Vote-by-Mail Statewide.  All eligible registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail so that in-person voting is not required. Remember to sign your ballot envelope before mailing it!

Vote-by-Mail Ballots. Ballots will begin to be mailed out Monday, Oct. 5
Elections Satellite Office.  The Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe Street, will replace the typical neighborhood polling locations, as well as provide many voter services.
Ballot Boxes/Drive-Up Ballot Drop Off.  Beginning  9:am Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at least (2) ballot drop off location will be available within the City of Riverbank, which is yet to be determined.
Last day to Register to Vote - Monday, October 19, 2020 
"Conditional" registration.  If you missed the voter registration deadline, you can conditionally register to vote at the local Elections Satellite Office up until the end of the Election.
Early Voting. Should there be a need for in-person voting, the Elections Satellite Office (Riverbank’s polling location) will open for early voting at least (8) hours per day:
  • Saturday, October 31, 2020, (hours to be determined) through Monday, November 2, 2020
  • Election Day, November 3rd, (polls open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Questions:  Contact the Stanislaus Registrar of Voters/Elections Division at (209) 525-5200 or www.stanvote.com

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.  After the registration deadline you may go to the local Elections Satellite Office (Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe Street, Riverbank) beginning October 31st through November 3rd.)

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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 (November 5, 2020) 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 (Thursday, December 3, 2020). 

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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.