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Claremont is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council. Terms of office for City Councilmembers are staggered, with three members elected at one election, and two the next. General municipal elections occur on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.

Next City Council Election - November 6, 2018

The next Claremont General Municipal Election will be held on November 6, 2018, for three seats on the City Council. The regular nomination period for candidates for Member of the City Council for this election will begin on July 16, 2018 and continue through August 10, 2018. If an incumbent Councilmember does not file nomination papers during the regular period, nominations for candidates other than incumbent City Councilmembers will continue through August 15, 2018.   The vote by mail ballot period will be October 8 – October 30, 2018, and the last day to register to vote for this election will be October 22, 2018.

For more information or assistance, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (909) 399-5461 or (909) 399-5463.


The City Clerk serves as the local filing officer for the State of California, receiving all local candidate and campaign committee filings. Information, forms and manuals related to campaigns and committee formation are available on the Fair Political Practices Commission website.

Sample ballots, election results, and campaign filings are available in our Document Archive.

Voter Registration

You may register to vote if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years of age on or before Election Day

Voters must be registered 15 days prior to an election in order to vote in that election. Voter registration forms are available at City Hall and on the County of Los Angeles Registrar/Recorder website:

For more information related to voter registration, including special provisions and restrictions, please visit, or call the County Voter Information Division at (562) 466-1323.