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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 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 filing period for candidates has now ended. The last day to register to vote for this election will be October 22 (except for conditional registration). The last day to request a vote by mail ballot is October 30.

Following are some key dates and general information for candidates who are running for a seat on the Claremont City Council at the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election. **Please note, the filing period is now over.

Official Sample Ballot

Official Sample Ballot General Election November 6, 2018


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 or assistance, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (909) 399-5461 or (909) 399-5463, the County Voter Information Division at (562) 466-1323, or visit