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Riverside General Municipal Election - March 5, 2024

The City of Riverside will conduct a general municipal election on March 5, 2024, for the offices of Mayor and City Councilmembers Wards 1, 3, 5, and 7.   

The Riverside Mayor is elected at-large by voters of the entire City while the members of the City Council are voted into office by electors in each of the City's seven Wards. Registered voters cast ballots for City Council candidates only for the Ward in which they reside. If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast for the office, a runoff election will be held November 5, 2024.  The two candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the general election shall be the candidates in the runoff election.   

Candidate List as of January 10, 2024                                                         


On November 28, 2023, the City Council approved the following measure to be submitted to the qualified electors of the City of Riverside at a municipal election to be held on March 5, 2024:


Shall the City of Riverside adopt an ordinance establishing a tax on all cannabis businesses at a maximum rate of 10% of the gross receipts of each business, potentially generating $2,000,000 or more in revenues annually for unrestricted general revenue purposes, until repealed by voters?

Arguments for or against a City measure may be submitted to the City Clerk for printing and distribution to the voters as provided in Elections Code Section 9282.  Arguments together with a Statement of Authors form provided by the City Clerk shall be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk, 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA, 92522, on or before December 18, 2023.

To obtain a full copy of the proposed ordinance or for further information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at 951-826-5557 or [email protected].

Impartial Analysis of Measure B

Argument For Measure B

Argument Against Measure B

Rebuttal Against Measure B

The Riverside Charter designates the City Clerk as having charge of all City elections. As the Elections Official, the City Clerk processes nominations for Mayor and City Council candidates and accepts campaign finance filings.

The City Clerk also administers elections for ballot measures for City matters.

The Riverside Charter sets forth the number of elected officials for the City and their method of election. All are non-partisan positions serving four-year terms and may be re-elected without limit. The City of Riverside has eight elected officials including the Mayor and the seven members of the City Council. The City Clerk serves as the local elections official.

For further election information, contact the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected] or call 951-826-5557.