2020 General Municipal Election - November 3, 2020
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|
|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 R. Weiss
Council Member (Vote for Two)
Richard E.T. Sadowski
Robert "Red" Davis
|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 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.
The City Council has adopted Resolution No. 69-20, adding Measure E-20 to the November 3, 2020 ballot.
- Notice of Dates for Arguments For / Against and Rebuttal Arguments
- Argument In Favor of Measure E-20
- Argument Against Measure E-20
- Rebuttal Argument In Favor of Measure E-20
- Rebuttal Argument Against Measure E-20
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.
To be eligible to vote at the November 3, 2020 election, an individual must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, and 18 years of age or older on Election day (16- and 17-year-olds may pre-register). Additional limitations may apply. In order to vote in a Morro Bay election, or nominate a candidate for a Morro Bay elected office, an individual must be registered to vote at an address in Morro Bay.
- Verify your voter registration status: Visit the Secretary of State's website or call the San Luis Obispo County Elections office at (805) 781-5228.
- Register or update your voter registration: Visit the Secretary of State's on line voter registration website. Paper voter registration forms are available at San Luis Obispo County elections office, local libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, and US Post Offices.
- Additional voter registration information may be found at the Secretary of State's website. If you miss the standard registration deadline, you can still register to vote conditionally and cast a ballot up to and including Election Day.
- "Where's My Ballot?" - Sign up to track your ballot when it is mailed, received, and counted. Click here to track your ballot to receive notifications to find out where your ballot is.
- Fair Political Practices Commission: The Technical Assistance Division of the FPPC will provide advice related to campaign filing requirements and conflicts of interest. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
- San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder's Office: Find your polling place, voter status and more online.
- Smart Voter is an online resource that provides nonpartisan information on elections and voting.
- California Easy Voter Guide provides new voters and busy voters with nonpartisan information for statewide elections in California.
- Making the Leap to Public Service: What you Need to Know Before You Are Appointed or Elected.