November 3, 2020 Election/Running for Office/Measures 

The next general municipal election is November 3. 2020. 

Running for Office:

The offices which will be on the ballot are:

  • Two Councilmembers
  • City Auditor
  • City Treasurer 

The candidate nomination period for the November 3, 2020 election is from July 13, 2020 through August 6, 2020.  Appointments are required to pick up and fie campaign documents during the nomination period.  For information on running for office or to schedule an appointment, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 510-747-4800 or clerk@alamedaca.gov.   

Pursuant to City Charter Section 2-5: "Every elected officer of the City shall be a registered voter of the City at the time of filing nomination papers and for a period of thirty days immediately preceding the date of filing."


Two Charter amendment ballot measures will also be on the ballot. 

On July  7, 2020 the City Council approved a measure proposing amendments to Charter Section 7-3 and 8-2 and cleans up of various Sections.  The ballot question is: Shall the measure amending the City Charter to clarify the prohibition against members of the City Council interfering with City Manager’s duties, authorize the City Attorney to prosecute State law misdemeanors, and amend outdated provisions, including utilizing gender neutral language, be adopted?  Such amendments will be accomplished by amending Charter Sections 2-9, 2-16, 7-3, 8-2, 10-2, 10-3, 10-4, 10-4.1, and deleting Sections 2-15, 22-7, 22-8, as set forth in City Council Resolution No. 15673.  

The full text of the measure is here(PDF, 72KB).

Arguments are due July 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  The notice regarding arguments is available here(PDF, 73KB).  The Declaration of Author(s) form is available here(PDF, 10KB).

The City Council will consider placing a measure repealing Article 26 (commonly known as Measure A) at its meeting on July 21, 2020.   

Campaign Fundraising Statements

Forms covering starting January 1, 2018 are filed in a searchable electronic database. Forms from 2000 to 2017 are available here.  Campaign committees can login here.


Voter Information and Registration

For information on registering to vote, please visit the Alameda County Registrar of Voters' website or contact the Registrar at 510-272-6973.  For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) please visit: here.  


If you are already registered to vote, please visit My Voter Profile to lookup the following information:
-Your voter registration information
-Your polling place
-Your sample ballot
-The status of your vote by mail ballot
-Your preferred language
-Whether you have chosen to receive your sample ballot by mail
-Your elected officials


Become a Poll Worker

For information on becoming a poll worker, please visit the Registrar of Voters' website or contact the Registrar at 510-272-6971