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Elected Positions

The City of Sunnyvale is a Charter City with a Council-Manager form of government. Seven councilmembers are elected at-large by City voters for numbered seats in November of even-numbered years. Members serve a four-year term. The City has a term limit of two four-year terms in a twelve-year period. The next election in Sunnyvale is November 6, 2018.

Council selects the mayor biennially and the vice mayor annually.

Register to Vote

Who is Eligible to Run for Election?

Candidates must be:

  • A resident of Sunnyvale
  • Registered to vote in Sunnyvale
  • A U.S. citizen
  • 18 years or older

Candidates can file campaign finance disclosure statements and members of the public can search campaign finance records using the NetFile electronic filing system.

Contact the Office of the City Clerk if you would like to file a Form 501 Candidate Intention Statement (Form 501) or if you think you may have financial disclosure obligations.

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017