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Elections, Campaigns & Voter Registration

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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 following the first Monday in March of odd-numbered years.

As the local elections official, the City Clerk administers procedures through which City Councilmembers are elected. Additionally, the City Clerk’s office assists candidates, committees and voters before, during and after the election.

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


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.

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.