Nomination Period for Election Opens Monday

Nomination Period for Election Opens Monday


Have an idea of who should sit on the Alameda City Council? The public can nominate candidates who haven’t filed for the general municipal election to be held in the city of Alameda on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Candidates are sought for these four elective offices:

  • City Councilmember, 2 seats
  • City Auditor
  • City Treasurer

The filing period for candidates is Monday, July 18, through Thursday, Aug. 11. In the event an incumbent fails to file by Aug. 11, voters have until Aug. 17 to nominate candidates other than the incumbent for that office. The City Clerk can issue nomination papers no earlier than July 18. 

Every elected officer of the city must be a registered voter of the city at the time of filing nomination papers and for a period of 30 days immediately preceding the date of filing. 

The auditor is required to have a degree in accounting or business administration or be licensed as a certified public accountant and five years of accounting experience. 

The treasurer must have five years experience in administering investment programs and be licensed as a chartered financial analyst or certified financial planner.

Starting on July 18, nomination documents will be available during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 380, City Hall.