City announces filing period of November 2018 Election

Candidate packets available beginning July 16, deadline for filing nomination papers is Aug. 10

PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles residents will have the opportunity to vote for two open city council seats and the mayoral seat. Each position serves a four-year term.

The initial period for filing nomination papers is July 16 to Aug. 10. However, if an incumbent does not file nomination papers for their respective seat, the filing period to submit papers will be extended to Aug. 15.

The current mayor is Steve Martin and the two council seats up for election are held by John Hamon and Jim Reed.

For all three races, candidate packets (nomination papers) will be available beginning July 16 at the Paso Robles City Clerk’s Office. An appointment is required with the Deputy City Clerk to pick up a candidate packet. Call 237-3888 to schedule an appointment.

Additional election information and the list of current candidates is available online at

City officials encourage all candidates to initiate the process early to ensure completion of all required paperwork and secure a nominated spot on the ballot.

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