The City of Sunnyvale is a Charter City with a Council-Manager form of government. City Voters elect six councilmembers by district and the Mayor at-large in November of even-numbered years.
The Mayor and Councilmembers serve a four-year term. The City has a term limit of three four-year terms in a sixteen-year period, of which no more than two terms can be as mayor and no more than two terms can be as a member of the Council. Council selects the vice mayor annually.
|Districts 1, 3 and 5||Districts 2, 4 and 6||Mayor|
|Nov. 8, 2022||Nov. 3, 2020||Nov. 3, 2020|
|Nov. 3, 2026||Nov. 5, 2024||Nov. 5, 2024|
There are three Council seats to be voted upon in the Nov. 3, 2020 election: District 2, District 4 and District 6, along with the position of Mayor.
Sunnyvale Council Districts - maps
For more information, email the City Clerk or call 408-730-7483.
Notice: The City Clerk does not provide legal interpretation or legal guidance on state rules or local ordinances.
At the March 3, 2020 election City voters approved changing to a district-based electoral system for selecting City councilmembers, with a directly elected Mayor.
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Candidates can file campaign finance disclosure statements and members of the public can search campaign finance records using the NetFile electronic filing system.
If you would like to file a Form 501 Candidate Intention Statement, or if you think you may have financial disclosure obligations, contact the Office of the City Clerk.