November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election

Notice of Election (link)

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 Information

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
Gary Singh
- 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