General Municipal Election - November 8, 2016
There are seven members of the City Council elected at-large. There are four seats to be voted upon in the November 8, 2016 election: seats 4, 5, 6 and 7. City Council ratifies the certification of the results at the first regular meeting in January following the November election. Councilmembers in this election will serve a four-year term from January 10, 2017 to January 5, 2021. For more information about the process to run for office in the November General Municipal Election, please see the informational November 2016 Candidate Guidelines provided by the Office of the City Clerk.
Notice of Election
Candidates for the November 8, 2016 Election by Seat (listed in order of the Secretary of State's Randomized Alphabet Drawing held August 18, 2016):
Michael S. Goldman
Ballot Measures - November 8, 2016
Notice of Measures
Initiative Measure M
On August 11, 2015 the City Council took action to submit an initiative ordinance to the voters, the “Sunnyvale Public Lands for Public Use Act,” at the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election. For more information, see the following links:
Notice of Argument and Rebuttal Argument Deadlines For or Against Initiative Ballot Measure
City Measure N
On July 12, 2016 the Council took action to submit a ballot measure to the voters to Modernize the Utility Users Tax. For more information, see the following links:
Notice of Argument and Rebuttal Argument Deadlines For or Against City Ballot Measure
Special Municipal Election - August 16, 2016
A Special Municipal Election was held on August 16, 2016 to fill a vacancy in Councilmember Seat Number 4 for an unexpired term through January 10, 2017. Official final election results are available on the County Registrar of Voters' website.
Candidates for the August 16, 2016 Election, Seat 4 (Unexpired Term):
Stephen D. Williams
Change of Election Years in the City of Sunnyvale
At the November 5, 2013 General Municipal Election in Sunnyvale, voters approved Ballot Measure A, a charter amendment to change City elections from being held in November of odd-numbered years to being held in November of even-numbered years. The charter amendment provides that the next municipal election for City Council Members will be held in November 2016.
To facilitate the change from odd-year elections to even-year elections, the charter amendment authorized a one-time extension of one year to current Councilmembers’ terms.
- Current Councilmembers serving in Seats 4, 5, 6 and 7 who would have served until the first regular Council meeting in January following the November 2015 election will continue in office one additional year, until the first regular meeting in January following the November 2016 election.
- Current Councilmembers serving in Seats 1, 2, and 3 who would have served until the first regular Council meeting in January following the November 2017 election will continue in office one additional year, until the first regular meeting in January following the November 2018 election.