This information pertains only to candidates for the Fremont City Council. If you are running for a special district board as a representative of Fremont, contact the Alameda County Registrar of Voters Candidate Services at (510) 272-6960 for more information.The General Municipal Election for the City of Fremont is held in November of even-numbered years. Three Council seats will be up for election on the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Ballot.
The City of Fremont has six Council districts for City Council elections, as of November 2018, and the Mayor will continue to be elected at-large by all city voters. Under Fremont’s district-based election system, voters may elect City Council candidates only from their district. Learn more information about our transition to the District-Based Election System.
In the November 2018 election, voters participated in the first district-based election when four City Council seats were up for election; District 1 (Northwest portion of the city -- two-year term), District 2 (Central north portion), District 3 (Central portion), and District 4 (Eastern portion). In the November 2020 election, voters in District 1 (Northwest portion), District 5 (South portion) and District 6 (Central south portion) elected a City Councilmember, and all voters decided the Mayor's position.
During the 2022 and 2024 elections, candidates will be elected from districts where they live pursuant to the following timetable:
|District||Seat up for Election||Number of Years to Serve||Current Councilmember|
|District 1||November 2024||4-Year Term||Teresa Keng|
||November 2022||4-Year Term||Rick Jones|
|District 3||November 2022||4-Year Term||Jenny Kassan|
|District 4||November 2022||4-Year Term||Yang Shao|
|District 5||November 2024||4-Year Term||Raj Salwan|
|District 6||November 2024||4-Year Term||Teresa Cox|
When the Mayor's four-year term expires in 2024, it will be filled by an at-large election of all city voters.
Each office serves a four-year term with a two-term limit. The City Council meets on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month. In addition to regularly scheduled Council meetings, Council members will generally spend time reviewing material in preparation for the meetings, attend additional meetings as necessary, and may be required to travel. The Mayor is compensated $3,764.52 per month; Council members are compensated $2,118.89 per month.
Eligibility and Candidacy
In order to be eligible to hold office as a member of the City Council, a person must be a registered voter in Fremont at the time nomination papers are issued for candidacy. In order to qualify as a candidate in Fremont you must be a United States citizen; a resident of Fremont, a registered voter in the District for which you are running; at least 18 years of age on the date of the next election; and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.
Key Election Dates
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Voters qualify for registration by being a U.S. citizen, aged 18 years or older, a resident of Fremont, and neither in prison nor on parole for a felony conviction. Re-registration is required if you have moved since you last registered, changed your name, or changed your political party affiliation. Per Government Code Section 34883, registered voters must be residents of the district from which the candidate is to be elected.
The voter 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 Alameda County Registrar of Voters (ROV) (510) 272-6933 or email the ROV for more information.
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