Candidate Instructional Guide - November 2022 Election

Running for Office


A candidate for City Council shall be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a resident and registered voter in the district they seek to represent. Candidates for Mayor shall be a resident and registered voter within the City of Morgan Hill city limits. Voter registration shall be verified with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Office prior to the issuance of nomination documents.


To qualify as a candidate on the ballot, a candidate shall successfully complete the nomination process. This process includes the submission of a Nomination Petition (issued by the Office of the City Clerk) with no less than 20 but no more than 30 signatures of registered voters residing in the district of the office sought. In addition to the petition, the following forms shall be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk:

• Ballot Designation Worksheet • Statement of Economic Interests Form 700 • Candidate Campaign Statement Short Form 470 (if applicable) • Candidate’s Statement o Payment for Candidate Statement (OR indigence forms) • Code of Fair Campaign Practices

There is no filing fee for submission of nomination documents. All documents shall be submitted at one time. Once the nomination documents have been submitted to the Office of the City Clerk no changes shall be made, nor shall any additional information be provided. This guide shall provide detailed information regarding each form included in the nomination documents.

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