November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election Qualified Candidates and City Measures

The nomination period for Mayor, City Council Member District B and City Council Member District D is open July 13, 2018 through August 10, 2018. The nomination period for any of the seats may be extended to August 15, 2018 if the incumbent for that seat does not pull papers and qualify by the August 10, 2018 deadline.

 Please see the list below of not yet qualified candidates, their associated ballot designations, and contact information.

For Mayor:

City Council District B:

City Council District D:

Click here for a map showing the candidates for each seat. 

Also proposed for the November 6, 2018 Ballot  are the following measures: 

Shall the Morgan Hill ordinance providing funding, that cannot be taken by the State, for city services including, 9-1-1 emergency response times, neighborhood police patrols, and crime prevention; to repair potholes and maintain city streets; and for unrestricted general revenue purposes, by increasing the ongoing transient occupancy tax charged to hotel guests from 10% to 11%, providing approximately $270,000 annually, requiring financial audits, and all funds staying in Morgan Hill, be adopted?



City Council Resolution No. 18-056 relating to the TOT ballot measure can be found here.  

Shall the Morgan Hill ordinance, to fund general municipal expenses such as police, fire, roads, recreation, and drug abuse prevention,  by taxing cannabis (marijuana) businesses at annual rates not to exceed $15.00 per canopy square foot for cultivation (adjustable for inflation) and up to 10% of gross receipts for all other cannabis businesses, which is expected to generate an estimated $340,000 to $750,000 annually and will be levied until repealed by the voters, be adopted?

City Council Resolution No. 18-057 relating to the Cannabis Tax ballot measure can be found here.  

 Shall the office of City Clerk be appointive?

City Council Resolution No. 18-058 relating to the Appointed City Clerk ballot measure can be found here.  

For additional information on the measure, please contact Communications and Engagement Manager Maureen Tobin at (408) 310-4706 or



September 10 through October 23, 2018:


Time frame for write-in candidates to obtain and file nomination documents with the City Clerk’s Office.  Please contact Irma Torrez, City Clerk, at (408) 776-7380 or e-mail at for more information.

October 9, 2018:


First day for mailing of Vote by Mail Ballots by the Santa Clara County – Registrar of Voters Office.

October 22, 2018

Last day to register to vote for the November 8, 2016 Election.

October 30, 2018

Last day to request Vote by Mail Ballot to be mailed to you by the Registrar of Voters Office (408) 299-8640) or the following website link

November 6, 2018

Election Day