The General Municipal Election for the City of Pleasanton is held in November of even-numbered years. The Mayor is directly elected and serves a two-year term, with a limit of four terms. Councilmembers are elected at-large and serve four-year terms, with a two-term limit.
The next General Municipal Election for the City of Pleasanton will be held November 3, 2020. Pleasanton residents will cast their ballots for a mayor and two members of the city council.
To be eligible to run for City Council, you must be a registered voter of Pleasanton at the time nomination papers are issued. Elected officials must reside in the City during their terms in office.
The nomination period for Pleasanton municipal officers in the upcoming November open on Monday, July 13, 2020 and close Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5 p.m. Interested residents must file nomination papers for the General Municipal Election by the new deadline, August 15, 2018, during normal business hours, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For more information about how to run for local office, prospective candidates are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the City Clerk by calling 925-931-5027.
In California, the deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 day before Election Day, so register early! You can apply to register to vote by filling in the online application at the California Secretary of State website. The application is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Voters qualify for registration by being a United States citizen, a resident of California, 18 years old or older on Election Day, and not currently in prison or on parole for the conviction.
Re-registration is required when you move, change your name, or change your political party choice.
By visiting the My Voter Profile service on the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website, you can:
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