November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election

Running For Office

The City of Piedmont will hold its General Municipal Election on November 8, 2022. The nomination period for the three vacancies on the Piedmont City Council and two vacancies on the Board of Education opens on Monday, July 18th. The deadline for submitting completed paperwork is Friday, August 12th 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. We are currently updating this document for the 2022 election, but residents interested in running can view the 2020 Guide to Nomination and Candidacy for general details about the process. 

The California Elections Code requires that nomination papers be issued in person to the prospective candidate at City Hall. 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.

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 [email protected].