Our all-mail ballot special municipal election for City of Davis City Council District 3 is Tuesday, May 2. Make sure to mail in or drop off your ballot and watch for the results (see link below).

In the City of Davis May 2, 2023, All-Mail Ballot Special Municipal Election, every active registered voter in the City of Davis City Council District 3 (2019 boundaries) will receive a vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot. Voters may return their voted ballot by mail, at an official Ballot Drop Box (BDB) open in Davis, or at the Yolo County Elections Office in Woodland.

All locations are available from April 3, 2023 through May 2, 2023. On May 2, 2023 (Election Day) the Ballot Drop Boxes will be open until 8:00 p.m. For more information about Ballot Drop Boxes, go to our Ballot Drop Box page under the Voter’s Choice Act menu.

Ballot Drop Box Locations


  • Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard, Davis (southside of parking lot adjacent to swimming center)
  • UC Davis Campus, 282 Tennis Court Lane, Davis
  • Open 24/7


  • Nugget Markets, 1414 E Covell Boulevard, Davis
  • Open daily 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Yolo County Elections Office 

Yolo County Administration Building – Room B-05, 625 Court Street, Woodland
Monday, April 3, 2023 to Monday, May 1, 2023 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Election Day, Tuesday, May 2, 2023 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

More info: https://www.yoloelections.org/voting/polling_place

Election Returns

Yolo County shows unofficial returns in two formats: a map-based format that allows you to zoom into individual neighborhoods and a tabular form better for quick checks, accessibility, low-bandwidth, and older devices.
More info from the City of Davis

Candidate statements

DONNA NEVILLE Age: 65 Occupation: City of Davis Planning Commissioner/Attorney It would be my honor to represent you on the Davis City Council. My extensive public service, coupled with community volunteer work, have given me the tools to address the important issues facing Davis. I spent nearly three decades as a trusted legal advisor, where I worked to improve state and local government programs. As a community volunteer, I chaired the City of Davis Finance and Budget Commission, where our recommendations saved the city money. I also chaired the DJUSD Measure M Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee. Currently, I serve on the City of Davis Planning Commission and as board president for the National Alliance on Mental Illness Yolo County, an organization that promotes awareness of, and destigmatizes, mental illness. I understand how government should work and take a creative, collaborative approach to solving problems. If elected, I will listen closely to your concerns and work hard to implement effective solutions to the City’s most pressing problems. My top priorities include ensuring that the infrastructure and services you need and depend on are serving you; promoting fiscal and climate resiliency through smart planning and action; and addressing homelessness and housing affordability. I love this community, which has given so much to my family, and am optimistic that together we can all build a stronger, more vibrant and sustainable City. Visit www.donna4davis.com to learn more.

MARY F. “FRANCESCA” WRIGHT Age: 67 Occupation: Retired sole proprietor of research and evaluation consultancy business I am excited to represent the people of Davis as a visionary, pragmatic city councilwoman with decades of experience serving our community and a career dedicated to improving public services. I came to Davis in 1996 to train agencies statewide on collaborative approaches to help children succeed. I earned a Masters in Public Administration in 2006. For fifteen years, I ran an independent consultancy helping dozens of local governments maximize the impact of their programs. In 2021, I received the City of Davis Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Award in Civil Rights Advocacy for leading community-wide efforts to improve public safety. This included greater police oversight and the creation of a new Department of Social Services and Housing. I am eager to collaborate with our commissions, city staff and community members to lead Davis into a new era of innovation as we address the challenges of climate change, escalating cost of living and the desperate lack of affordable housing. To learn more about my ideas to assist renters and first time home buyers, improve staffing in key City departments, promote small sustainable farming on our perimeter, and make Davis a thriving hub for food businesses please visit www.wrightfordavis.org