Running For Office

The City of Piedmont will hold its General Municipal Election on November 3, 2020. The nomination period for the two vacancies on the Piedmont City Council and three vacancies on the Board of Education opens on Monday, July 13th. The deadline for submitting completed paperwork is Friday, August 7th at 5:00 p.m. There is no cost to candidates to file for election.

The City Council and Board of Education are Piedmont's two elected bodies and guide the operation of City government and the Piedmont Unified School District respectively. Members of these bodies may serve a maximum of two consecutive four-year terms.

The City publishes the Guide to Nomination and Candidacy, which provides details about the nomination and candidacy process which prospective candidates should find useful.

To see which Piedmonters have obtained and/or returned nomination papers, please see the 2020 Candidate List page.

The California Elections Code requires that nomination papers be issued in person to the prospective candidate at City Hall. Because many city staff are working at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prospective candidates are required to schedule an appointment to take out nomination papers with the City Clerk’s office. An appointment will also be required to submit the nomination papers once the candidate has completed their work. These appointments generally last between 30 minutes and one hour.

Measures on the Ballot

At its meeting on August 3, 2020, the City Council placed two measures on the November 3, 2020 ballot. The first is an increase of the City's transfer tax and the second is authorization to sell bonds to completely rebuild the Piedmont Community Pool.

Click to read the Notice of Election for these measures.

The Council also set Friday, August 14th at 4:00 p.m. as the deadline for the submission of direct arguments for and against the measures and Friday, August 21st at 4:00 p.m. as the deadline for rebuttal arguments for these measures. Please see the Notice of Election or contact the City Clerk's office for more details on filing an argument.

Residents with questions about the process or wishing to make an appointment can call the City Clerk’s office at (510) 420-3040 or send an email to cityclerk@piedmont.ca.gov.