General Municipal Election

Election Information


The Town Clerk's Office is responsible for conducting municipal elections within the Town of Windsor. The following information has been prepared to help guide voters of the Town of Windsor, potential candidates for office, and individuals and organizations participating in Town elections. 

POLLING PLACES

The County of Sonoma has provided the locations of ballot drop-boxes and in-person voting. See table below for Windsor locations. 

Type Location Hours
Ballot Drop Box Bluebird Center
25 Bluebird Drive
Windsor, CA 95492
Opens Tuesday, October 6, 2020 through 8pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020
In-person Voting Town Council Chambers
9291 Old Redwood Highway
Windsor, CA 95492
Saturday, October 31, 2020
9am-5pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020
9am-5pm

Monday, November 2, 2020
9am-5pm

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
7am-8pm

Unlike previous elections, voters are not assigned to one location, and can vote at any in-person location. The voter will receive a ballot for their individual precinct. To view all in-person voting locations or additional ballot drop-boxes in the County of Sonoma, please visit their website here.


2020 General Municipal Election


The next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
Under the Town of Windsor's new district-based election system, voters will elect one Councilmember for the district they are registered in for a four-year term and one at-large Mayor for a two-year term. Seats up for election are district 3 and the at-large Mayor. Learn more about our transition from an at-large to district-based election system. 

Candidate Qualifications
To be eligible for these offices, an individual must be at least eighteen years of age, a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of California, must be a registered voter and a resident within the Town limits of the Town of Windsor. To view the current listing of interested candidates for Town Council, please visit the page.

Candidate Campaign Statements (460)
View information regarding disclosure filings, finance reports and more. 

24-hour Contribution Report (497)
Local committees must file Form 497 in the following situations:
  • File if contribution of $250 or more in the aggregate is received from a single source.
  • File if contribution of $250 or more is made in the aggregate to another candidate or measure being voted upon November 3, 2020, or to a political party committee.
  • The Form 497 report is due within 24 hours of receiving or making contributions of $250 or more.
  • The Form 497 must be filed by fax, guaranteed overnight delivery service, or personal delivery.
District-Based Elections 
The Town of Windsor will transition from at-large to district-based elections starting in November 2020. At the Town Council meeting on April 3, 2019, the Town Council adopted Ordinance No. 2019-332, amending Title 1, Chapter 2 of the Town Code to establish a District-based election system for four districts and an at-large elected Mayor. At the September 4, 2019 Town Council meeting, the Town Council adopted Ordinance No. 2019-336, Amending Windsor Municipal Code Figure 1-2-200(A) of Title 1, Chapter 2, Article 2 "District Elections," to incorporate newly annexed territory into Windsor Town Council District 2. Please visit the Election's home page frequently for updated information. View FAQs here

Nomination Process
Official nomination petitions are eligible candidates desiring to file for the at-large Mayor or District 3 Councilmember, may be obtained from the Office of the Town Clerk, 9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400, Windsor, beginning July 13, 2020, through August 7, 2020, by appointment only. Due to COVID-19, Town offices are still closed to the public. However, the Town Clerk and Deputy Town Clerk will be available to issue and accept nomination papers by appointment only during the nomination period. 

Voter Registration 
The registration deadline is October 19, 2020 for the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election.