Elections & Voter Information

Mill Valley voters elect City Councilmembers to staggered terms on the City Council in March/June of even-numbered years.

Candidates for City Council must be a resident within Mill Valley City Limits (LINK), at least 18 years of age, and a registered voter in the City of Mill Valley at the time nomination papers are issued.

March 7, 2023 Special Municipal Election Information:

Notice of March 7, 2023 Special Municipal Election (PDF)

About the Vacant City Council Seat:

At their Regular City Council Meeting on September 19, 2022, the Mill Valley City Council adopted a Resolution calling for a Special Election to be held on March 7, 2023 (PDF) to fill a vacancy on the City Council left by Councilmember Sabaratnam's (McEntee) resignation pursuant to California Government Code Section 36512. 

The City Council seat up for election is for one short-term member of the Council (filling the seat left empty when Sashi Sabaratnam resigned). No other offices shall be filled at said election. 

The City Council seat up for election at the March 7, 2023 Special Municipal Election would be filled from the date of the election's certification (approximately early April 2023) to the June 4, 2024 General Municipal Election. At that time, the seat will be up for election for a full four-year term on the City Council.

March 7, 2023 Special Municipal Election Nomination Period: 

Candidates for City Council must be a resident within Mill Valley City Limits (LINK), at least 18 years of age, and a registered voter in the City of Mill Valley at the time nomination papers are issued.

The nomination period for the March 7, 2023 Special Municipal Election opens on November 14, 2022 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on December 9, 2022 (pending extended nomination period which closes December 14, 2022).

For more detailed information on how to run for office in Mill Valley, please visit the How to Run for Office (LINK) page on the City's website.  

For more information and/or to request an appointment with the City Clerk, please email the City Clerk at cityclerk@cityofmillvalley.org or call (415) 388-4033. Please note the City Clerk may be working from a remote location so making an appointment is highly encouraged.

March 7, 2023 Special Election Nomination Papers Status:

The City of Mill Valley is committed to promoting an equitable and inclusive environment that is welcoming to all who participate in municipal government. The City seeks diverse representation - candidates from all backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to pull and file Nomination Papers.

The following individuals have pulled/filed nomination papers for the following:

Special Municipal Election:
(One one-year term City Council seat)
Susan Gladwin*Pulled Nomination Papers (11/14/2022)
Caroline Joachim*Pulled Nomination Papers (11/14/2022)
FILED Nomination Papers (11/23/2022)

*Please note, individuals who have PULLED Nomination Papers will not be considered as candidates for the 2023 election until they have FILED all required nomination materials by the Nomination Period's deadline.

Resources on Voting & Elections:

For some quick resources regarding voting and elections, see the links below:

Find Your Polling Place:

To find your polling place, check your voter information guide, go to the Marin County Elections website (LINK), or call the Elections Department at (415) 473-6456.

Voter Registration Status:

Check your voter registration status online (LINK).

Webpage updated on November 28, 2022.

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  1. Hannah Politzer

    City Clerk/Management Analyst III
    Phone: 415-384-4880

  2. City Clerk


    Physical Address
    26 Corte Madera Avenue
    Mill Valley, CA 94941

    Phone: 415-388-4033
    Fax: 415-381-1736


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    Special Municipal Election for City Council: Nomination Period Open

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