Voting & Election Information

City Clerk Election Information

The City of Emeryville General Municipal Election is held in November during even-numbered years. The City Council is composed of five Council Members. Council Members serve for staggered terms of four years.

The next general municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Currently the Council Members receive an annual salary of $13,102.56.

Eligibility and Candidacy

To be eligible to run for office, a candidate must be a resident and elector of the City by the last day for filing of nomination papers. Registered voter in Emeryville must be U.S. citizens, residents of Emeryville, 18 years of age or older on the date of the election, and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.

Three 4-year Council Member seat will be up for election on November 8, 2016 General Municipal Ballot.

Nomination Period

This is the period when individuals officially receive, circulate and file nomination papers for candidacy.

The nomination period for candidates opens at 9:00 am. On July 18, 2016 and closes at 5:00 pm. on August 12, 2016. If an incumbent fails to submit nomination papers by this deadline, non-incumbent candidates will have until 5:00 pm. on August 17, 2016 to file nomination papers.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the City Clerk to schedule an appointment to take out and/or file nomination papers.

Additional information about the General Municipal Election, including candidate and voter assistance information will be posted to website as it becomes available throughout the election season. Please contact Sheri Hartz, City Clerk, if you have questions regarding the upcoming election.

Voter Registration

Voters qualify for registration by being a U.S. citizen, age 18 years or older, a resident of Emeryville, and neither in prison not on parole for a felony conviction.

Re-registration is required if you have moved since you last registered, changed your name, or changed your political party affiliation.

The registration deadline is 15 days before an election. You may register to vote online at the California Secretary of State's Website. For more information, contact the Emeryville City Clerk's office at (51) 596-7800 or contact the Alameda County Registrar of Voters at (510) 272-6933.

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