A General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Campbell on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to elect three City Councilmembers each to a four year term.
About the City Council
The City Council is made up of five Councilmembers that are elected at-large and serve a four-year term. The Mayor and Vice mayor are appointed by Council annually in December and serve a one year term in the capacity. Regular City Council Meetings are typically held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. In addition to attending regular and study session meetings, Councilmembers also are required to serve on various City/County/regional committees.
To be eligible to run for City Council, a person must be a resident, 18 years of age or older, and registered to vote in the City of Campbell.
Prior to soliciting or receiving campaign contributions, a candidate must file Form 501, Candidate Intention Statement, with the City Clerk.
An officeholder or candidate who receives contributions totaling $2,000 within a calendar year qualifies as a recipient committee and must file a Form 410 with the Secretary of State within 10 days of qualifying. When filing the Form 410, include a $50 payment made payable to the Secretary of State. If your committee has not yet reached the $2,000 threshold, but you would like to obtain a committee ID number then please submit the From 410 and mark the “not yet qualified” box. The $50 fee is requested at this time but is not legally required until the group qualifies as a committee.
Campaign contribution and expenditures must also be reported. The Form 460 is filed by candidates or officeholders who have controlled committee, or who have raised or spent or will raise or spend $2,00 or more during a calendar year in connection with the election to office. The form 470 is filed by candidates and officeholders who do not have a controlled committee; do not anticipate receiving contributions totaling $2,000 or more during the calendar year; and do not anticipate spending $2,000 or more during the calendar year.
The Form 497 is to be filed by candidates and office holders making or receiving contribution(s) that total $1,000 or more in the 90 days before the election. This form must be filed within 24 hours.
Candidates must also disclose all of their economic interest to qualify as a candidate. A Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interest is due with the nomination papers.
The City of Campbell does not have a local ordinance governing campaign contribution limits.
For more information on campaign provisions of the Political Reform Act, please see the Fair Political Practices Commission's Campaign Disclosure Manual 2.
For information regarding the conduct of Municipal Election please refer to the California Election Code.
The official nomination period will occur July 16 - August 10, 2018. Nomination papers must be obtained from the Clerk's Office and submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2018. Any papers submitted after that time will not be accepted. For additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (408) 866-2117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To date, the following individuals have filed a form 501 declaring their intention to run for the office of City Council in the November 6, 2018, General Municipal Election:
To register to vote you must be at least 18 years of age by election day, a U.S. citizen, a California resident, and not currently imprisoned or on parole for a felony. You can register to vote online or by completing a registration form available at the Register of Voter's Office, U.S. Post Offices, Public Libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and other government offices. The last Day to register to vote for the November 6, 2018 Election is October 22, 2018. To request a vote by mail ballot please contact the Register of Voters at (408) 299-8640 or see instructions here. First day for mailing of vote by mail ballots is October 9, 2018. The last day to request a vote by mail ballot is October 30, 2018. To find your polling place click here. To track you vote by mail ballot click here. To look up your voter registration click here. Look up your districtclick here.