November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election

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Claremont is a General Law City governed by a five-member City Council. Claremont General Municipal Elections are conducted in November of even-numbered years and are consolidated with the County of Los Angeles. City Council Members are non-partisan positions, serve a four-year term, and do not have term limits. Terms are staggered, so that two seats are voted on during one election cycle and three seats during the next cycle.

 

Running for Office

In February 2019, the City transitioned from at-large elections to a district-based election system. The by-district system divides the City into geographic areas. Voters will select a Council candidate from their district every four years. The next General Municipal Election will be held on November 3, 2020. The election will be for two (2) Councilmember District Seats (Districts 1 and 5).

 

District

Next Election Date

1 and 5

November 3, 2020

2, 3 and 4

November 8, 2022

 

Interactive District Map. Verify your Council District by address.

District Map 124a_Page_1

Eligibility to Run for Claremont City Council

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years of age
  • A resident and qualified elector of your district, for at least 30 days immediately preceding the filing of nomination papers

Nomination Period

The nomination period opens on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 7 a.m., and closes on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.  If an incumbent who is eligible to run does not file, the deadline will be extended to Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 6 p.m.

The candidate packet to run for office in 2020 will become available in July 2020 and can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk. The candidate packet will include, but not be limited to the following material, which will be filed by candidates during the nomination period:

  1. Nomination Paper (Each candidate is required to receive no less than twenty (20) and no more than thirty (30) signatures of Claremont registered voters, eligible to vote at the November 3, 2020 election.Registered voters must reside in the candidate’s district. A candidate submitting a Nomination Paper containing less than 20 verified signatures will be disqualified, unless supplemental papers are issued, and supplemental signatures are received and filed prior to the close of the nomination period. The Nomination Paper form will be provided by the City Clerk to each candidate during the nomination period.)
  2. A filing fee (amount TBD)
  3. Candidate Statement with payment (optional)
  4. Form 700 Statement of Economic Interest
  5. Ballot Designation Worksheet.If a ballot designated will be submitted, the Secretary of State ballot designation worksheet is required.
  6. Code of Fair Campaign Practices Form (optional)

Candidate Resources (Some Information Subject to Change)

  1. 2018 Candidate Filing Guide (2020 Filing Guide will become available July 2020)
  2. Claremont Campaign Contributions Limit Ordinance
  3. Taxpayer Protection Act
  4. California Fair Political Practices Commission Manual 2 (local candidates campaign disclosure manual)
  5. California Fair Political Practices Commission Candidate’s Toolkit
  6. Placement of Political Signs (City, State)
  7. Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk
  8. California Secretary of State
  9. Fair Political Practices Commission Political Reform Act
  10. FPPC Candidate/Treasurer Workshop (from August 22, 2018) PowerPoint
  11. FPPC Candidate/Treasurer Workshop (from August 22, 2018) Audio

 

2020 Election Calendar

CALENDAR FOR CANDIDATES

DATE

EVENT/REQUIREMENT

July 13 – August 6, 2020

NOMINATION PERIOD

Between these dates, candidates may obtain nomination materials and file document with the City Clerk

August 8 – 12, 2020

EXTENDED CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD

Candidate filing period is extended if an incumbent eligible for re-election does not file nomination documents prior to 6 p.m. on August 6, 2020. Incumbents are not eligible to file during the extended period.

August 8 – 17, 2020

PUBLIC EXAMINATION PERIOD

Public review period for candidate statements and ballot designations.

August 13, 2020

RANDOMIZED ALPHABET DRAWING

Secretary of State to conduct Random Alpha Draw for candidate name order on the ballot.

October 24, 2020 – November 2, 2020

VOTE CENTERS OPEN

Early voting at vote center locations TBD

November 3, 2020

ELECTION DAY

December 2020 (Council meeting date TBD)

CERTIFICATION OF RESULTS

Certificate of election results and installation of newly elected officials

 

2020 FPPC FILING DEADLINES

DATE

EVENT/REQUIREMENT

January 31, 2020

SEMI-ANNUAL STATEMENT DUE (FORM 460)

(Period July 1 through December 31, 2019)

July 31, 2020

SEMI-ANNUAL STATEMENT DUE (FORM 460)

Period January 1 through June 30, 2020)

Within 24 Hours

August 5 – November 3, 2020

CONTRIBUTION REPORTS (FORM 496 OR 497)

Contributions totaling $1,000 or more

September 24, 2020

1ST PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN STATEMENT DUE

(FORM 460)

Period July 1 through September 19, 2020)

October 22, 2020

2ND PRE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN STATEMENT DUE

(FORM 460)

Period September 20, 2020 through October 17, 2020

February 1, 2021

SEMI-ANNUAL STATEMENT DUE (FORM 460)

Period October 18, 2020 through December 31, 2020