El Cerrito Candidates

Congratulations to councilmembers Lyman, Fadelli, and Pardue-Okimoto who were elected in November 2016!

The next General Municipal Election is November 6, 2018.

The City Clerk is the local elections administrator and coordinates with Contra Costa County in the conduct of Municipal Elections. The November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election will fill two seats on the City Council for four year terms. Persons interested in running for the office of City Council Member for the City of El Cerrito please contact the City Clerk's Office at (510) 215-4305. The successful candidates will be installed in the month of December 2018. .

Candidate Eligibility
Any person who is 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the United States, a resident and registered voter of the City in which they are seeking office, and who is not disqualified by the Constitution or laws of the State of California from holding a civil office, is eligible to be elected or appointed to a City Office.

Candidate Handbook and Other Resources:
The Candidate Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the process for becoming a candidate for City elected office. The candidate handbook will be posted by June 2018.  Feel free to inquire with the City Clerk if you have any additional questions.

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Sign Ordinance

State Mass Mailings - Campaign Mailings

Qualified Candidate List and Statements

General Election Calendar - November 6, 2018 - Key Election Administration Dates