November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election
On June 9, 2020, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 5608-20, calling the General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for the offices of Mayor and City Councilmember from District 1 (see District Map below).
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 prior to the issuance of nomination papers. 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
Candidate Nomination Period
Candidate Nomination period opens on July 13, 2020 and concludes on August 7, 2020.
In Person Issuance of Nomination Papers
Candidate Nomination Services will be done by appointment only during City Hall’s posted hours. Hours are as follows:
- Monday through Thursday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
- Friday, July 17, 24 & 31: City Hall Closed
- Friday, August 7: 9:30 am - 2:00 p.m.
Electronic Issuance of Nomination Papers
Pursuant to official guidance issued by the Secretary State on May 5, 2020, elections officials must provide clear written guidance to candidates regarding the requirement of submitting the candidate documents with original signatures to the elections official by the official close of the nomination period. The candidate must acknowledge receipt of the written guidance in the manner provided by the elections official.
Candidates must submit the original candidate documents to the elections official in a manner that will ensure that those original documents are in the possession of the elections official prior to the deadline for filing (postmark is not accepted, must be physically received in the office prior to 5:00 p.m. on the deadline).
Required candidate documents with original signatures received by the election official after the deadline for filing will not be accepted.
- In order to make any edits or changes when the required documents are filed, the candidate or a designated agent of the candidate (authorized in writing by the candidate) must be physically present in the City Clerk Department at the return appointment.
Guidance on Submission of Nomination Papers & Request to Recieve Documents (sign and return page 3 to City Clerk)
Please contact the City Clerk at 510-675-5448 or CityClerk@UnionCity.org to schedule your appointment.
|Candidate Name||Office Sought||Papers Pulled on||Qualified on||Campaing Filings|
|Jaime Patino||Mayor||July 16, 2020||July 31, 2020||Form 501
|Carol Dutra-Vernaci||Mayor||July 20, 2020||August 4, 2020||Form 501|
- No Candidate Statement Filed
|District 1 Councilmember||July 21, 2020||July 31, 2020||Form 501|
|Sarabjit Kaur Cheema||Mayor||August 5, 2020|
|Sandra Holder-Grayson||District 1 Councilmember||August 5, 2020|