November 8 Election
The Newark City Council has placed a one-half cent sales tax increase on the November 8, 2016 election ballot. Further details may be found in the documents posted to this website.
Resolution placing Measure GG on the November 8, 2016 election ballot - (includes full text of measure)
The nomination period closed on August 12, 2016.
RUNNING FOR ELECTED OFFICE IN THE CITY OF NEWARK
ELIGIBILITY FOR CANDIDACY
To be eligible to run for City Council or Mayor, a person must be a resident and registered to vote in the City of Newark.
For the November 8, 2016 election, the nomination period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2016 and closes at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2016. This is the period of time during which you may obtain your nomination packet, which includes the forms you need to submit in order to run for office. Please contact City Clerk Sheila Harrington at 510-578-4266 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment to obtain a nomination packet. Nomination packets are only issued during the official nomination period.
If nomination papers are not filed by an incumbent by the 4:00 p.m. deadline on August 12, 2016, the nomination period will be extended until Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by 5:00 p.m. Incumbents are not eligible to file during the extended period.
Your official nomination paper will be included in your nomination packet. To qualify as a candidate, you must obtain the signatures of at least 20, but not more than 30, registered voters in Newark.
The ballot designation is the word, or group of not more than three words, which will appear on the ballot under your name. It designates your principal profession, vocation or occupation, subject to certain requirements of the Elections Code.
Candidate statements are limited to 200 words by the Elections Code. The statement is published in the Sample Ballot and mailed to all registered voters. If you choose to have a candidate statement, you will be responsible for the cost of printing, translating and publishing the statement in the Sample Ballot. A $200 deposit will be required when you return your nomination paperwork.
Vote By Mail Ballot Drop Box in front of Newark City Hall
A permanent Vote By Mail Ballot Box has been installed outside of the entrance to Newark City Hall, near the flag pole at 37101 Newark Boulevard. The Vote By Mail Drop Box is available 24 hours a day beginning 29 days before an election. You may return your voted ballot until the closing of the polls at 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Vote by mail allows voters to cast a ballot without going to a polling place. If a registered voter has applied to vote by mail, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office mails a ballot to the registered address of the voter beginning 29 days before an election. The voter marks the ballot and returns it to the election office by mail. The voter can also return it in person to the office or to any polling place on Election Day to be counted.
For more information about voting by mail, contact the Registrar of Voters Office at (510) 272-6973 or their visit their website www.acgov.org/rov/votebymail.htm.