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 ordinanceapproving six new Council districts as shown in the mapand 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:
Seat up for Election
Number of Years to Serve
* In November 2020, the District 1 seat will become a 4-year term. Notes: 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.