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.  

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.

Candidate Nomination Period

The Nomination Period is July 16 – August 10, 2018.   If an incumbent does not file nomination papers by August 10, the nomination period will be extended to 5:00 pm, August 15, 2018 for non-incumbents only.  The City Clerk will be available by appointment during the Nomination Period to meet with prospective candidates as follows:

  • Monday - Thursday            9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday, July 20                    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday, August 10             10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • City Office will be closed:   Friday, July 13th & August 3rd

To make an appointment to meet with the City Clerk, please call (510) 675-5448.

Published Notices regarding General Municipal Election 

Notice of General Municipal Election

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. 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