Elections

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.

Upcoming Election

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. 

Eligibility & Candidacy

To be eligible to run for City Council, you must be a registered voter within the incorporated city limits 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 3, 2020 election opens Monday, July 13, 2020 and closes Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

For more information about how to run for local office, or to schedule an appointment to take out nominations papers, email City Clerk Karen Diaz at kdiaz@cityofpleasantonca.gov.

Voter Registration

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.

Find Your Polling Location

By visiting the My Voter Profile service on the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website, you can:

  • Find your polling location
  • Download your Voter Information Guide
  • Check the status of your vote by mail ballot
  • Choose your preferred language
  • Opt out/Opt in to receive your Voter Information Guide by mail
  • Look up your elected officials

Resources

Alameda County Registrar of Voters

California Fair Political Practices Commission

California Secretary of State

Voters Edge - In-depth information about what's on your ballot.