The City Clerk's office is charged with the responsibility of preparing agendas and minutes for all City Council meetings, coordinating city elections with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters and carrying out responsibilities related to the Political Reform Act.
The City Clerk's office maintains the Newark Municipal Code, which is a compilation of all city ordinances, and oversees legal notices and other publications. The City Clerk's office also receives all claims filed against the city.
Elections and Voting
Municipal elections are held in the City of Newark in November of odd-numbered years. Newark's Mayor and City Council members are elected to office by registered voters of the City of Newark. Any resident of the city who is 18 years old and a registered voter living in Newark is eligible to run for Mayor or for the City Council. The nomination period to an election begins in mid-July and ends in mid-August. Candidates for office must submit nomination papers that contain the signatures of at least 20 registered voters of the City of Newark. The City Clerk's Office coordinates municipal elections with the Alameda County Registrar of Voters and supplies the nomination papers as well as other pertinent information to candidates at the beginning of the nomination period. The League of Women's Voters web site can be accessed by going to http://www.lwvfnuc.org/.
In order to vote, you must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Newark, and 18 years of age or older as of the day of the election. You must be registered 15 days prior to the election. Registration forms are available at City Hall, at any of the fire stations, and at the Post Office.
Election results for city elections (as well as for primary and general elections held in the State of California) are available on the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website after the close of the polls on election night.