Election Information

The City Clerk is responsible for administering municipal elections in accordance with California Elections Law. We hold our general municipal election in November of even-numbered years.  Union City's next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, where the Mayoral seat and one City Council city will be up for election.  

General Municipal Election - November 6, 2018

On June 12, 2018, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 5344-18, calling the General Municipal Election for November 6, 2018, requesting consolidation services from the County Board of Supervisors and establishing regulations for the candidate statement on the sample ballot.  There are three (3) Council member seats up for election.

Election Results for the General Municipal Election of November 6, 2018

Election Results from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office may be found here.  

Candidate Information

Name Pulled Papers Filed Papers Date Qualified Campaign Reporting
Emily Duncan 7/17/18 7/30/18 7/30/18 Form 497 (08/22/18)
Jaime Patino 7/18/18 7/30/18 7/31/18 Form 460 (1/1/17 - 6/30/17)
Lee Guio 7/18/18 8/8/18 8/8/18 Form 460 (7/1/18 - 9/22/18)
Harris Mojadedi 7/23/18 8/6/18 8/7/18 Form 460 (7/1/18 - 9/22/18)
Pat Gacoscos 7/26/18 8/10/18 8/10/18 Form 497 (8/13/2018)
Vipan Bajwa 7/31/18 8/10/18 8/10/18 Form 497 (8/28/2018)
Lorrin Ellis 7/31/18 8/10/18 8/10/18 Form 497 (8/10/18)
David Whatley-Zepeda 8/7/18 8/9/18 8/9/18 Form 470 (9/20/18)

Union City Measures

Resolution Placing MeasureImpartial Analysis Arguments

Measure DD 

Resolution No. 5370-18 Cannabis Business Tax (CBT)
City Attorney's Impartial AnalysisDirect Argument In Favor
Direct Argument Against - None Filed

Measure EE

Resolution No. 5371-18 Charter City & Real Property Transfer Tax
City Attorney's Impartial Analysis
Ballot Description
Direct Argument In Favor
Rebuttal to Argument in Favor

Direct Argument Against
Rebuttal to Argument Against

Published Notices regarding General Municipal Election 

Notice of General Municipal Election

Notice of Measure To Be Voted On & Notice to Voters of Date After Which No Arguments For or Against a City Measure May Be Submitted to the City Clerk - Cannabis Business Tax

Notice of Measure To Be Voted On & Notice to Voters of Date After Which No Arguments For or Against a City Measure May Be Submitted to the City Clerk - Charter City & Enhanced Real Property Transfer Tax (RPTT)

Interested in running for City Council?

The Mayor and City Council members are elected at-large and serve a 4-year term.  A term limit of 3 full consecutive terms is applicable for both the Mayor and Council members per Union City Municipal Code Section 2.07.020.

The City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month and receive compensation in the amount set by Union City Municipal Code Section 2.04.400.  In addition to regularly scheduled Council meetings, Council members will generally spend time reviewing material in preparation for the meetings, attend additional meetings as required, and may be required to travel.

To be eligible to run for City Council, a person must be a registered voter in the City of Union City at the time nomination papers are issued (Elections Code 201). Nomination papers are issued between 113 and 88 days prior to the election (E -113-88).  In order to qualify as a registered voter in Union City you must be:

  • A U.S. Citizen
  • A resident of Union City
  • At least 18 years of age on the date of the next election
  • Not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction

Basic Steps for Running for Office (pdf)

For more information on how to run for City Council, you can reach out to the City Clerk at 510.675.5448 or by email at annab@unioncity.org