Election Information

Special Municipal Election - March 3, 2020

On November 26, 2019 the City Council of Union City adopted Resolution No. 5543-19 Calling An Election To Be Held On March 3, 2020, For Voter Consideration Of The Extension Of An Existing Voter-Approved Local Public Safety Services Tax Ordinance For Eight Years For The Continued Maintenance Of Public Safety Services; Establishing Policies And Procedures In Connection With Such An Election; Requesting The Board Of Supervisors Of The County Of Alameda To Consolidate The Special Municipal Election With The Presidential Primary Election To Be Held On March 3, 2020; Requesting Certain Services Of The Registrar Of Voters Of Alameda County With Respect To The Special Municipal Election; And Providing For Submittal Of Ballot Arguments And Rebuttals And Authorizing The Filing Of An Impartial Analysis.  

Please see the Notice of Election and Measure to be Voted On

Important Dates for the March 3, 2020 Election

December 10, 2019 - Primary Arguments For or Against Due.  

December 10 - 20, 2019 - Public Review Period for Analysis and Primary Arguments

February 3, 2020 - Registrar of Voters Office First day of mailing Vote by Mail Ballots & Early Voting Period Begins at the Registrar of Voters Office

Feb 17, 2020** - Last day to register to vote in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election (falls on holiday, moves to next regular business day)

March 3, 2020 - Election Day

March 6, 2020 - Last Day to Receive Vote by Mail Ballots if Post Marked on Election Day

Document TitleDue BySubmitted On
City Attorney’s Impartial Analysis Of Measure UDecember 10, 2019December 10, 2019
Argument In Favor of Measure U

December 10, 2019December 10, 2019
Argument Against Measure U

December 10, 2019None Submitted

Primarily Formed Campaign Committees 

Campaign CommitteeCommittee ID NumberFormSubmitted On
Yes for Union City Public Safety Measure U1422280
  • December 14, 2019
  • December 27, 2019
  • December 31, 2019
  • January 6, 2020
  • January 13, 2020
  • January 17, 2020
  • January 20, 2020
  • January 26, 2020
  • January 28, 2020
  • February 14, 2020
  • February 16, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
  • February 20, 2020
  • February 20, 2020
Alameda County Firefighters No On Measure U - Sponsored by International Association of Firefighters Local 55 1423936
  • January 23, 2020
  • February 3, 2020
  • February 3, 2020
Union City Police Officer’s Association Issues PAC, Yes on Measure U1422187
  • December 27, 2019
  • January 23, 2020
  • January 23, 2020
  • February 13, 2020
  • February 18, 2020
  • February 24, 2020


Union City has Transitioned to District-Based Councilmember Elections 

After extensive public outreach, five (5) public hearings and review of submitted maps from members of the public, the City Council adopted  Ordinance No. 862-19 , transitioning from at-large elections to District-Based Councilmember Elections Pursuant to Elections Code Section 10010, and adopting District Map 105b2.   The first district election will be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at which time voters in District 1 will elect a Councilmember.  The election for the Mayoral seat will also be held Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  The Mayor is elected at-large by all voters in the City.   

Map 105b2

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General Information about Union City’s Elections and City Council

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 the District 1 City Council seat will be up for election.  

The Mayor is elected at-large and City Council members are elected by district, to 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) and provide verification to the City Clerk.  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

Chronology of Elections

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