Council District Elections
The City of Fremont will have six new Council districts for future City Council elections starting in November 2018 and the Mayor will continue to be elected at-large by all city voters. Under Fremont’s new district-based election system, voters may elect City Council candidates only from their district. This change to transition from at-large to district-based elections was adopted on June 13, 2017 by the City Council with an ordinance approving six new Council districts as shown in the map and establishing a phase-in schedule. Check out our District Locator Tool, an interactive Council districts map that provides an easy way for residents to look up a location and the resulting district number.
District Locator Tool
Beginning with the November 2018 election, voters will participate in the first district-based election when four City Council seats will be up for election. Those will be in 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) will each elect a City Councilmember, and all voters will decide the Mayor's position.
During the 2018 and 2020 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 2018||2-Year Term*||Vacant|
|District 2||November 2018||4-Year Term||Rick Jones|
|District 3||November 2018||4-Year Term||David Bonaccorsi|
|District 4||November 2018||4-Year Term||Vacant|
|District 5||November 2020||4-Year Term||Raj Salwan|
|District 6||November 2020||4-Year Term||Vacant|
| * In November 2020, the District 1 seat will become a 4-year term.|
1) When the Mayor's four-year term expires in 2020, it will be filled by an at-large election of all city voters.
2) Councilmember Vinnie Bacon will remain an at-large councilmember until his term expires in November 2020.