VOTE by Tuesday Nov 3rd 2020 

The anticipation on city, county, state and national elections is extremely high this year.  Californians, who are registered voters, will all automatically receive mail in ballots, as part of the COVID19 precautions.  Yes, polls will also be open for those who may not have received their ballots in the mail, or need assistance in the voting process.  Poll locations are one of the many locations where you can drop off your pre-mailed ballot on this last day - November 3rd.  Given concerns on making your vote count, many voters will be anxious to mail in their completed ballot as soon as it is received.  Please always refer to government official sites and sources, many listed here, for details on all relevant topics, timing and processes.

Election Web Sites - Government 

Carmel by the Sea - Candidate Forums

In most election years, Carmel Voters mix and mingle with Candidates open for Mayor and City Council in live Panel Discussion formats.  There are also traditionally TWO of these live events.  This year is no different that way.  However these sessions, due to COVID19 restrictions, will be hosted online. 

Thursday September 24 - Carmel Chamber of Commerce - Candidates Forum.  Check for availability and details on their web site.  

Thursday October 1st, 7-9 PM - Carmel Residents Association - 2020 Candidates Forum,

This was a must see event for those who are concerned about our Village and want to get to know the 2020 candidates for our City Council and Mayor.   For everything about this online event go to this web page, which includes YouTube link.

Election Year - CRA's Candidates Forum.  Moderated by our former US House Representative Sam Farr, this was a panel discussion with Candidates for Mayor and two City Council Seats - based on questions from you.

Mayoral Candidates Include: Incumbent Mayor Dave Potter and Challenger Judy Refuerzo.   Council Candidates Include: Incumbent Councilperson Bobby Richards and Challengers: Karen Ferlito, Mo Massoudi, Graeme Robertson. (Two Council Seats are open this year).