The City Clerk serves as the City's Elections Official responsible for meeting the legal requirements in conducting an election and provides assistance to candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities when running for office.

Members of the City Council

The City Council consists of 5 members: Council Members for District #1, #2, #3, and #4, who are elected by-district, and the Mayor is elected at-large (city-wide).  Elections occur during staggered even years, which coincides with the Statewide General Elections. For cost-savings, the City of Riverbank may consolidate its municipal elections with the statewide elections and contract with the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters/Elections, for election services.

Transition to "By-District" Elections System

In response to concerns of legal challenges under the California Voting Rights Act of 2001, the City of Riverbank City Council is transitioning from an "at-large" (city wide voting and candidacy) electoral system to a "by-district" (voting and candidacy within a specific geographical boundary (District)) system.  The City is now comprised of four (4) district boundaries (View District Boundary Map) for the election of four (4) Council Members by district; the Mayor's seat continues to be elected at-large.  

The transition to a by-district elections began on the November 2016 election year when in accordance with the City's Municipal Code, the first two even-numbered Districts were established by seating Councilmember District-2, Cindy Fosi, and Councilmember District-4, Darlene Barber-Martinez. The remaining odd-numbered District #1 and District #3, Councilmember Seats will be established on Election Day of November 6, 2018. 

The two seats currently held by Councilmembers Cal Campbell and Leanne Jones Cruz, are not designated to any district boundary due to their election being at-large; therefore, they continue to represent all citizens of the City of Riverbank regardless of the boundaries set, until their terms expire and when the remaining Districts 1 and 3 are established.  For transition purposes, since both Council Members currently live in District 3, they will both be considered incumbents of that District, which means District 1 will not have an incumbent and therefore will not have its nomination period extended five additional days and will end on August 10th.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, General Municipal Election

This year's Municipal Elections will be to fill (1) Councilmember seat for District-1 and (1) Councilmember seat for District-3.  Only Riverbank registered voters that live within the boundaries of the district may run for that respective District seat.  If you are unable to determine by Map G whether you live within the boundary of a District, please contact the County Registrar of Voters to assist you (contact information below or under Quick Links). Also on the ballot for citywide voting will be Measure "B" (see below for more information).

Candidate Nomination Filing Period is CLOSED!   

The following link provides an updated list of the Candidates that qualified for the November ballot.  A Candidate list displaying the order in which they will appear on the ballot, determined by the Secretary of State's alphabetical drawing, will be forthcoming. 

If the City's voters approve Measure B, the City Council will be authorized to impose a business license tax on cannabis businesses (entities engaged in the commercial cultivation, distribution, and exchange of cannabis whether for medical or non-medical reasons) that are operating in the City.  Measure B also authorizes the City Manager to establish procedures for collecting tax and authorizes the Finance Director to audit any business engaged in commercial cannabis activity.

The last day to register to vote is Monday, October 22, 2018.

Election Results: 

The City of Riverbank consolidates its elections with the General Statewide Elections, and the Stanislaus County Elections Official will conduct the canvass of the votes for the City of Riverbank's Municipal Election.  The official canvass begins no later than the Thursday following the election, which is open to the public, and continues daily (except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) until completed, but no later than 30 days after the election.  Upon receipt of the official elections results from the County, the results are presented to the City Council for acceptance and the newly elected Council Members are seated. 

  • Final November 6, 2018 Election Results (Will be forthcoming in  December 2018)
Voter Registration Questions  
To register or inquire about your voter registration visit the County Registrar of Voters at 1021 I Street, Suite 101, Modesto or www.stanvote.com or call (209) 525-5200.  You may also register to vote at www.registertovote.ca.gov, or the City Clerk's office, 6707 Third St, Suite A, Riverbank.


The information contained in these pages was valid at the time of publication. The City Clerk/Elections Official reserves the right to modify, update, change, or make improvements at any time, without notice, and assumes no liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, or discrepancies.