Voting & Election Information

City Clerk Election Information

The City of Emeryville's next General Municipal Election will be held on November 8, 2022. There are two Council Member seats with terms that expire in December 2022.  The successful candidates will serve four-year terms that run from December 2022 through November 2026.

The City Council is composed of five Council Members. Council Members serve for staggered terms of four years. Currently the Council Members receive an annual salary of $13,888.80.

Eligibility and Candidacy

To be eligible to run for office, a candidate must be a resident and registered voter in the City of Emeryville by the last day for filing of nomination papers. Registered voters in Emeryville must be U.S. citizens, residents of Emeryville, 18 years of age or older on the date of the election, and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.

Two Council Member seats will be up for election on the November 8, 2022 ballots, with a terms as noted above.

Nomination Period

The Nomination Period is now closed for the November 8, 2022 General Election.

This is the period when individuals may officially be issued nomination papers, circulate them for signatures and file for candidacy.

The nomination period for candidates opens at 9:00 a.m. on July 18, 2022, and closes at 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2022.  This time period and the deadline for filing are set by the California Elections Code and may not be extended under any circumstances, no exceptions. Candidates must arrive at their filing appointments with their paperwork complete prior to the 5:00 p.m. deadline, or they will be deemed non-compliant and will not be able to run for the office.

In the event that an incumbent Council Member does not file for re-election, the nomination period will be extended for five calendar days to August 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.  Please contact the City Clerk's Office for more information if you have any questions about nomination period extension.

Candidates must contact the City Clerk to schedule an appointment to be issued the necessary forms and nomination papers to run for office, and a second appointment to bring back and file their completed nomination papers and other required documents.     

Additional information about the General Municipal Election, including candidate and voter assistance information, will be posted to the  website as it becomes available throughout the election season. Please contact April Richardson, City Clerk, if you have questions regarding the upcoming election.

Voter Registration

Voters qualify for registration by being a U.S. citizen, age 18 years or older, a resident of Emeryville, not in state or federal prison or on parole for a felony conviction, and not currently found to be mentally incompetent to vote by a court.

Re-registration is required if you have moved since you last registered, changed your name, or changed your political party affiliation.

The registration deadline is 15 days before an election. You may register to vote online at the California Secretary of State's Website. For more information, contact the Emeryville City Clerk's office at (510) 596-7800 or contact the Alameda County Registrar of Voters at 510-272-6933.