The City Clerk is the elections official for the City of El Cerrito, responsible for conducting municipal elections and provides election support to officeholders, candidates, and ballot measure proponents and opponents.
The City of El Cerrito's regular General Municipal Election is held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November on even-numbered years. The City Council is comprised of five elected councilmembers with staggered four-year terms. There is no limit to the number of terms an individual can serve on the City Council.
The next general municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for the election of three city council seats.
City Council candidates
To be eligible to run for City Council, a candidate must be a resident of El Cerrito and a registered voter at the time nomination papers are issued. The candidate nomination period is determined by Election Code.
For the November 3, 2020 election, the nomination period will begin on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. If any incumbent does not file by the deadline, the nomination period will be extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Candidates must wait until the nomination period begins to obtain a nomination packet from the City Clerk.
Candidates are encouraged to contact the City Clerk for more information prior to raising or spending money towards a campaign for office. The City Clerk can be reached at 510-215-4305 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For detailed information about running for elective office, and to view information regarding candidates, please visit the El Cerrito Candidates page.
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- El Cerrito Election Results & Archives
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