November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election

Important Dates

  • October 5 - First day of mailing Vote by Mail Ballots & Early Voting Period Begins at the Registrar of Voters Office  (EC§3001). Starting October 5th, drop your ballot off at a 24-Hour Drop Box. Make your vote count—remember to sign the back of your return envelope!  Drop Boxes are Open 24 hours a day October 5th until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Find A Drop Box Near You
  • October 19 -  Last day to register to vote for the November 3, 2020 General Election (EC§2102).  
  • October 31 to November 2 - Accessible Voting Locations Open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for early voting
  • November 3 - Election Day; Polls open 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • November 6 - Mail in ballots must be received in Regsitrar of Voter Office with postmark by November 3, 2020

Important Links

Voter Bill of Rights & Voter Assistance

Register to  Vote Online - Secretary of State

Check Your Voter Registration Status - Alameda County Registrar of Voters

How to Vote

In person:  Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic, Assembly Bill 860 sets out requirements for in person voting. For every 10,000 voters one in person voting location is required. For Alameda County there will be 100 Accessible Voting Locations (AVLs). The County is working with a number of community groups to find these locations.  A list of locations that have been secured or are in the process of being secured can be found here: Locations throughout Alameda County (ROV List as of 9/11/2020)

  • Union City Accessible Voting Locations Confirmed (as of 9/11/2020)
    • Mark Green Sports Center - 31224 Union City Boulevard
    • Barnard White School - 725 Whipple Rd
    • James Logan High School - 1800 H Street
    • New Haven Adult School - 600 G Street
  • Accessible Voting Location Hours  
    • October 31 - November 2: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; 
    • November 3 (Election Day): 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m

Vote by Mail Drop Box:  24 hour drop boxes are available throughout Alameda County.  If you are a registered voter in Alameda County, you may drop you ballot off at any location.  A complete list and map can be found here:  Alameda County Drop Box Locations

  • Union City Ballot Box Drop Off Locations
    • City Hall - 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road (Confirmed)
    • Union Landing - 32100 Union Landing Blvd (Pending)
    • Metero Drive Park - 32300 Meteor Drive Park (Pending)
    • Alameda County Fire Department - 31600 Alvarado Blvd (Pending)
    • Union City Facility formerly Fire Station 30 - 35000 Eastin Court (Pending)

Vote by Mail:  Return by mail - must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by ROV no later than 3 Days after Election.  No Postage Required.

City of Union City: Notice of 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 - Closed

Candidate Nomination period was July 13, 2020 - August 7, 2020.  Candidate Nomination Period is now closed.

Candidate Information

Candidate Nomination List

Candidate Contact List

Candidate Name Office Sought Papers Pulled on Qualified on Campaing Filings
Jaime Patino Mayor July 16, 2020 July 31, 2020 JP Form 501

Carol Dutra-Vernaci Mayor July 20, 2020 August 4, 2020 CDV Form 501
Gary Singh
- No Candidate Statement Filed
District 1 Councilmember July 21, 2020 July 31, 2020 GS Form 501
Sarabjit Kaur Cheema Mayor August 5, 2020 August 10, 2020 SKC Form 501
Sandra Holder-Grayson District 1 Councilmember August 5, 2020 August 10, 2020 SHG Form 501

Measure WW - Utility Users Tax

On August 6, 2020 the City Council adopted Resolution No. 5635-20 placing Measure WW, a Utility Users Tax Measure, on the ballot for the General Municipal Election to be held on November 3, 2020.   Read the complete Resolution and Full Text of the Measure here

The process and deadlines for filing Primary Arguments In Favor/Against and Rebuttal Arguments was also set by the Resolution.  The deadline for accepting direct arguments has now passed.  Rebutal Arguments are due by 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 31, 2020.  For additional information on arguments, please review California Elections Code Section 9280-9287.

Arguments must be filed with City Clerk and will be accepted by appointment only.  Please contact the City Clerk at (510)675-5448 or to schedule an appointment.