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DISTRICT BASED ELECTION 2022

The three seats up for election in November 2022 include:

  • Mayor at-large (all voters Citywide)
  • Councilmember from District 2
  • Councilmember from District 4

Voters must be registered in the district for which there is a vacancy in order to cast a vote for a candidate of that district.

The City Council is comprised of four Councilmembers elected by districts who serve four-year overlapping terms and an elected Mayor who serves a two-year term.

 

General Information

Nomination Period: The nomination filing period is Monday, July 18, 2022 through Friday, August 12, 2022, 5:00 p.m. The nomination period extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 5:00 p.m. if an incumbent does not file for re-election by Friday, August 12, 2022, 5:00 p.m.  Candidates are required to make an appointment with the City Clerk's Office to obtain and file nomination papers.

Write-in Candidates Filing Period: A person who did not file durin the regular filinperiod may fil for office as write-in candidate. Write-in candidates must also file the same forms required of other candidates,whohavfiled during thregular filinperiod. Write-in candidates are required to make an appointment with the City Clerk's Office to obtain and file nomination papers. 

Write-In filing period begins September 12, 2022 and ends October 25, 2022.

Contact the Clerk's Office at [email protected] or (925) 973-2539. 

 

Qualifications for Office 

  1. Be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Be a registered voter at the time the Declaration of Candidacy is issued.
  3. Must be registered in the political subdivision for which you are running.
  4. Not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes.

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Visit: Contra Costa County Elections Office

 

KEY DATES FOR CITIES AND DISTRICTS

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DATES

Candidate Filing Period

All Cities

Jul. 18 – Aug. 12

Extended Filing Period

If no incumbent files nomination papers by August 12, the filing period is extended for non-incumbents

Aug. 13 – 17

Public Review of “Ballot Designations” and “Candidate Statements”

All candidates

Aug. 13 – 22

For "Candidate Statements" and "Ballot Designations" filed during the extended period

Aug. 18 - 27

Last day to withdraw “Candidate Statement”

All candidates

Aug. 15

Candidates who filed during the extended filing period

Aug. 18

Write-in Period

All offices

Sep. 12 – Oct. 25