Elections and Voting

Elections and Voting

Municipal elections are held in the City of Newark in November of even-numbered years. The next municipal election will be held on November 8, 2016. 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 for the November 8, 2016 election begins on July 18, 2016 and ends on August 12, 2016. 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.

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. You may register to vote online through the Secretary of State webpage:  http://registertovote.ca.gov

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. http://www.co.alameda.ca.us/index.htm

Persons interested in running for the Newark Unified School District Board of Education or on special district boards that represent Newark residents should contact the Alameda County Registrar of Voters at (510) 272-6933 for information..