Election Information

Key Election Dates

Monday, July 18, 2016
Nomination Period Opens

Friday, August 12, 2016
Nomination Period Closes

Monday, October 10, 2016
First day Registrar of Voters (ROV) Office will mail Vote By Mail Ballots

Monday, October 24, 2016
Last day to register to vote

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Election Day - Polls Open at 7:00 am and Polls Close at 8:00 pm

How Do I Find My Polling Place?
Please see the Registrar of Voters website at:
Please see the League of Women Voters website at:

Local Elections

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 at (510) 272-6933 for more information.

The General Municipal Election for the City of Fremont is held in November of even-numbered years. The Mayor is directly elected and serves a four-year term, with a limit of two terms. City Council members are elected at-large and serve four-year terms, also with a two-term limit. The next scheduled local election will be November 8, 2016. The Mayor is compensated $3,500 per month; Council members are compensated $1,970 per month.

Eligibility and Candidacy
To be eligible to run for City Council, you must be a registered voter of Fremont at the time nomination papers are issued. Registered voters in Fremont must be U.S. citizens, residents of Fremont, 18 years of age or older on the date of the election, and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.

Mayoral seat and two Councilmember seats will be up for election on the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Ballot.

Nomination Period
This is the period when individuals officially receive, circulate and file nomination papers for candidacy.

Nomination Period Opens
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 8:00 a.m.

Please make an appointment to obtain nomination papers from the City Clerk/Elections Official by calling 510.284.4060.

Nomination Period Closes
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.

Nomination papers must be filed with the City Clerk/Elections Official not later than 5:00 p.m. on this date.  All relevant documents must be filed at the same time.

If an eligible incumbent does not file nomination papers by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2016, the nomination period will extend for non-incumbents only to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

Voter Registration
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.

The 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 Office 510.267.8683.