At a special meeting on Wednesday, February 9, the Arcata City Council voted to hold a special election on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 to fill Vice-Mayor Emily Goldstein’s vacant seat.

Goldstein will be stepping down from her position on the Arcata City Council on Tuesday, March 1 in order to support her family’s medical needs. Once elected, Goldstein’s replacement will serve her remaining term, which expires in November of 2024.

The Arcata 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.

 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.

Special election nomination papers for the open City Council seat were available from Monday, February 14 through Friday, March 11 and this process is now closed. Write-in candidate forms for the special election are available from April 11 through May 24, 2022. 

To view the example write-in candidate packet, please click here
To view the FPPC Campaign Disclosure Manual, please click here

For more information, please visit cityofarcata.org or contact the City Clerk by email at bdory@cityofarcata.org or by calling 707-825-2103.

To register to vote, please click here.