2020 General Municipal Election - November 3, 2020

Election Results

View the results of the 2020 election at the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder's website. The County Clerk-Recorder's webpage will be updated regularly as more information becomes available. For questions about ballot counting and election results reporting, please contact the Elections Office at (805) 781-5228.


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Which Officers:

One (1) Mayor - Full term of two (2) years
Two (2) City Council Members - Full term of four (4) years


The following individuals have been nominated for the offices designated to be filled at the General Municipal Election to be held in the City of Morro Bay on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Mayor (Vote for One)
​John Headding
​John R. Weiss

Council Member (Vote for Two)
​Laurel Barton
Richard E.T. Sadowski
Robert "Red" Davis
Betty Winholtz​

Candidate Handbook: 

Candidates are asked to carefully review the Candidate Handbook prior to pulling nomination papers.  Additional information and materials will be provided to candidates during the in-person meeting.
                                          Election Notices &

Campaign Filings:


Campaign finance disclosure statements filed by candidates and committees can be viewed here.

The review period for Candidate Statements for Mayor has begun.  Their candidate statements can be viewed here

The review period for Candidate Statements for Council Member has begun.  Their candidate statements can be viewed here.
  1. All-Mail Ballot Election Information
  2. Voter Registration
  3. Additional Election Resources

Based on Governor Newsom's Executive Orders and new legislation for the November Presidential Election, every registered voter will receive a ballot in the mail. In addition, Vote By Mail Ballot Drop Boxes will be available prior to and on election day and Voter Service Centers will be open October 31-November 3 for in-person voting.  

Vote by Mail Ballots (VBM) can be returned in multiple ways: 

  • Mailed via United States Postal Service
  • Delivered to a secure VBM Drop Boxes
  • Delivered to a Voter Service Center during the 4 days of Voting

San Luis Obispo County will have 22 Voting Service Centers open October 31st to November 3rd.  To find your Drop Box and Voter Service Center Location, click here

Vote By Mail Drop Off Location in Morro Bay: Hours/Locations are subject to change due to COVID-19.  Please check back our website for updates.  Your VBM return envelope is postage paid, but you can still utilize on of the Official VBM Ballot Drop Boxes located around the county.  Ballots returned at these boxes are collected directly by the County Election office. For more information, go to www.slovote.com 

  • Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442 , Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm, 24/7 Book Drop

Voting Service Center in Morro Bay: Open (Saturday, October 31st - Monday, November 2nd, 9 am - 5 pm) and ELECTION DAY, Tuesday, November 3rd, 7 am - 8 pm.  Vote by Mail Ballots can be dropped off at Voter Service Centers

  • Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, CA 93442

Important! To ensure you receive a voter information guide and VBM ballot, register to vote or, if registered, check your voter status and address, click here.

Residents are encouraged to follow the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder's Office on Facebook and visit the San Luis Obispo County Clerk's Election's webpage for updates.