Elections and Campaign Disclosures

Elections: Filing Notice of Intent to Circulate a Petition - Please contact the City Clerk to schedule an appointment.

Temporary Sign Permit - City Code Section 6.40.1080

Required form to be completed by any candidate running for public office prior to placement of temporary signs within the City of South Lake Tahoe. 

Temporary Sign Permit

Next Election for City Council Seats: November 5, 2024 General Election

Declaration of Candidacy will open July (TBD) 2024 for the following elected City Official positions: City Council (2)

Persons interested in running for an elected office may schedule an appointment with the City Clerk and issued papers required by Election and Government Code. Appointments will be scheduled July (TBD) 2024 to August (TBD), 2024. All papers must be returned by 5 p.m. August (TBD) 2024, unless this deadline is extended (E.C. §§ 10510, 10516).

Eligibility and Candidacy 

To be eligible to run for a City Elected Official position, persons must be a registered voter of the City of South Lake Tahoe at the time nomination papers are issued. Registered voters in South Lake Tahoe must be U.S. Citizens, reside within the City of South Lake Tahoe city limits, 18 years of age or older on the date of the election, and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.

Elections Filing Officer

The City Clerk serves as the election officer for the City and is responsible for coordinating consolidation of elections with the El Dorado County Elections Department, issuance and acceptance of nomination papers and required elections forms, city measures and the publication of required legal notices. In addition, the City Clerk serves as the filing officer for all campaign disclosure statements and statements of economic interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

City of South Lake Tahoe

The City of South Lake Tahoe is a general law city and uses a Council-Manager form of government. Five Council Members, elected at large for four-year staggered terms, govern the City. The City Clerk and City Treasurer are also elected by the voters and each serve a four-year term. Elections for the City’s Elected Officials are held in November of each even-numbered year.  

City Council                                        Term expires

Cristi Creegan11/2024
John Friedrich11/2024
Cody Bass11/2026
Scott Robbins11/2026
Tamara Wallace11/2026

Other Elected Officials                    Term Expires

Susan Blankenship, City Clerk11/2026
David Olivo, City Treasurer11/2026


Voters qualifying for registration must be a U. S. Citizen aged 18 years or older, a resident of the City of South Lake Tahoe, and neither in prison nor on parole for a felony conviction. Re-registration is required if a person has moved since their last registration, change in name or change in political party affiliation.

Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any election is 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th calendar day before that election.

If this deadline has passed:

  • You can submit an application and it will be processed for future elections.
  • You have the opportunity to “conditionally” register to vote and vote provisionally at your local county elections office. Contact your local county elections official for more information or visit Conditional Voter Registration.

If you recently registered online, please wait at least 24 hours before checking your registration status.

Campaign Disclosures

Past Elections