The City of Arcata will hold a general municipal election on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Two seats on the Arcata City Council will be up for election, and two measures will be included on the ballot.

The City Council adopts laws and sets policies to guide the City Manager and City staff in City operations. City Council members attend two regular City Council meetings each month in addition to other special meetings and study sessions, and other monthly meetings of various regional agency partners.

Write-in candidate nomination papers for the City Council seats will be available by appointment beginning Monday, September 12, 2022, through Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at the City Manager's Office in City Hall, located at 736 F Street. Issuance of nomination papers can take up to an hour and appointments are required. To make an appointment, please call (707) 822-5953.

Qualifications for individuals who wish to run for a seat on the Arcata City Council include that they must be at least 18 years old, must live within Arcata city limits, and are registered to vote at their Arcata residence address. Nominees must also obtain at least 20, but no more than 30, signatures of registered voters who reside within Arcata city limits and are registered to vote at their Arcata residence.

Two ballot measures to be voted on at the November 2022 General Election include a measure to extend the City’s Utility Users Tax, and a measure to require the City to fly the Earth flag at the top of all City-owned flagpoles above the United States flag.

Questions can be directed to the City Clerk by email at
bdory@cityofarcata.org or by calling (707) 825-2103.