November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election

Notice to Pismo Beach Voters: Mayor and Council Candidates

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Pismo Beach Mayor and City Council candidates will not appear on the November 2018 ballot because candidates for all seats ran unopposed. Removing the candidates' names from the ballot saves taxpayer funds. In accordance with Elections Code §10229, on August 21, 2018, the City Council adopted Resolution R-2018-075 cancelling the November 2018 election of a Mayor and two Council Members. In lieu of holding the election, the one nominated candidate for Mayor and the two nominated candidates for City Council will be appointed to those offices.

Pismo Beach voters will still receive ballots, be able to visit their polling places, and otherwise participate in all other aspects of the election, including voting on countywide and statewide candidates and measures. Pismo Beach voters are encouraged to verify that their voter registrations are active (link), verify their polling places (link), and otherwise participate in the election as usual.

Voter Registration Deadline: Monday October 22, 2018
Register or re-register online at

For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (805) 773-4657, or email City Clerk Erica Inderlied at

Please contact the County Clerk's Office at 805-781-5228 or visit for questions about voter pamphlets, ballots, registration, and polling places.


Offices to be Elected

The following offices are up for election as part of the November 6, 2018 General Election:

  • City Council Member (4-year term ending Nov. 2022)
  • City Council Member (4-year term ending Nov. 2022)
  • Mayor (2-year term ending Nov. 2020)

Important dates:

  • Nomination period opened: July 16, 2018, 8:00 a.m.
  • Nomination period closed (deadline to file papers): August 10, 2018
  • Deadline to register to vote: October 22, 2018
  • Election Day: November 6, 2018

Voter Eligibility and Registration

In order to be eligible to vote in California, 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). In order to vote in a Pismo Beach election, an individual must be registered to vote at an address in Pismo Beach. For eligibility to vote in the November 6, 2018 general election, voter registrations must be postmarked or submitted electronically no later than October 22, 2018.

  • Verify your voter registration status: Visit or call San Luis Obispo County Elections at (805) 781-5228.
  • Register or update your voter registration: Visit Paper voter registration forms are available at San Luis Obispo County elections office, local libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles offices, and US Post Offices.

Candidate and Committee Information

To view information about candidates for this election, please visit our Mayor & Council Candidates page.

To view election notices and campaign filings (FPPC forms announcing the intent to solicit contributions, announcing the formation of a committee, disclosing donor names and donation amounts, etc.) for Pismo Beach candidates and committees for the 2018 election, please visit and visit the "Elections & FPPC Filings" folder.

Campaign Signs

Please visit the Campaign Signs page for more information.

Information about the Pismo Beach City Council

Please visit the City Council page for more information.