Candidate Instructional Guide - November 2022 Election
Running for Office
Nomination Period Pertaining to the November 2022 Election
Pursuant to Elections Code, the nomination period shall begin on Monday, July 18, 2022 and will end on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. During the nomination period, the Office of the City Clerk shall issue and accept official nomination documents during the regular business hours of Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All interested candidates must schedule an appointment with the Office of the City Clerk to pick up nomination paperwork, to ensure that candidates receive all applicable documents and information, as well as an understanding of the overall nomination process. All completed nomination documents must be submitted at one time. Nomination documents must be typed using the electronic fillable forms (not handwritten) provided by the Office of the City Clerk, printed and signed for submission. The only exception to this is the Nomination Petition which is provided in paper format and requires wet signatures. To ensure that nomination documents are complete and aligned with requirements of Elections Code and City Code, candidates are encouraged to schedule a submission appointment with City Clerk’s Office staff prior to the filing deadline. This provides time to review documentation with elections staff and ensure that documentation is complete and acceptable. Appointments to pick up and submit nomination documents may be made by contacting the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 779-7259.
Filing Nomination Documents
ALL nomination documents must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office at one time and by appointment. The deadline for filing nomination documents is Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates arriving after the deadline shall be turned away. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE PERMITTED.
Withdrawal of Candidacy
Withdrawal of candidacy is permitted up to the close of the nomination period of Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
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