The City of Carlsbad's next municipal election is Nov. 8, 2016. Two City Council seats will be up for election, those held by Mayor Pro Tem Lorraine Wood and Council Member Keith Blackburn.
Elected officials in Carlsbad are responsible for setting policies and making decisions that shape the future of our city, our quality of life and our economy. Carlsbad is a charter city governed by a five-member City Council., serving "at large," meaning they represent the entire city, not a district of the city. Elected officials, including a Mayor, City Council Members, City Clerk and City Treasurer, serve staggered four year terms.