The City of Grass Valley General Municipal Elections are held in November of even-numbered years. Other special elections may be called from time to time by the City Council. City Council Members are elected at large for a four-year term. The Mayor is selected by the members of the Council. The Council makes nominations for Mayor from their fellow Council Members and then a vote is taken.  The City Council serves staggered terms, i.e., two or three seats are open each election cycle. Nomination papers to seek office are available from the City Clerk’s office prior to each election. The next General Municipal Election will be November 3, 2020 and 3 seats will be up for election. For additional information please contact the City Clerk at (530) 274-4310.

Vote Centers

Gold Miners Inn

Drop-Off Boxes

Gold Miners Inn

SPD Market

Save Mart


Grass Valley City Council

2020 Election Results

Grass Valley City Council, Full Term, Three will be seated:

Janet Arbuckle: 3,537

Bob Branstrom: 2,978

Steven Conrad: 941

Thomas Ivy: 2,985

Edward W. Peevey: 1,722


Nevada County

2020 Election Results

Nevada City City Council, Short Term, One will be seated

Amy Cobden: 717

Catalina Llanos: 310

Gary Petersen: 956

Nevada Irrigation District Division 3, Full Term, One will be seated

Karen Hull: 5,705

W Scott Miller: 5,126

Nevada Irrigation District Division 5, Full Term, One will be seated

Rich Johansen: 5,367

John Norton: 4,733


State and Federal Races

2020 Election Results

State Senate, District 1

Pamela Dawn Swartz: 218,606

Brian Dahle: 323,863

State Assembly, District 1

Elizabeth L Betancourt: 101,715

Megan Dahle: 145,662

1st Congressional District

Audrey Denney: 153,372

Doug LaMalfa: 202,860