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What you need to know about Alhambra’s upcoming elections

  • Alhambra City Council districts. Photos courtesy of City of Alhambra.

  • Alhambra Unified Board of Education districts.

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Alhambra , CA United States

On Nov. 6, 2018, Alhambra residents will have the opportunity to vote for three open City Council seats and two open Alhambra Unified School District Board of Education seats. Here’s what you need to know in order to run.

Which seats are open?

The City of Alhambra is divided up into five council districts, while the Alhambra Unified School District is divided into five nominating districts. Elections are held on every even-numbered year. Those elected serve a four-year term. On City Council, council members are limited to serving three terms in a row. There are no term limits for school board.

The 1st, 2nd and 5th districts of the Alhambra City Council and the 4th and 5th nominating districts of the Alhambra Unified School District are open this election.

City Council elections are at large, which means any resident of the City is eligible to vote in any of the council district elections. Candidates, however, run to represent a district.

See the maps above to find which districts you reside in.

Requirements to be a candidate for office in Alhambra

Candidates running for City Council must be at least 18 years old, a registered voter in the district they’re running and have resided in their district for at least 30 days before filing a declaration of intention to run.

Candidates running for school board must have the right to vote in the Alhambra Unified School District, must be a registered voter in their nominating district and must have resided in the district they’re running for at least one month prior to their nomination.

Important Dates

June 18-June 26: Candidates must file a Declaration of Intention to run for office

July 16-August 26: Candidates must file nomination papers and candidate statements

Sept. 25: last day to file campaign expenditure statements or a Form 700 (1st report)

Oct. 8-Oct. 30: Voters can request Vote by Mail ballots

Oct. 22: Last day to register to vote in order to take part in this election

Oct. 25: Candidates must file a 2nd report of their Form 700

Nov. 6: Voting day

What do these terms mean?

Declaration of Intention: a form that the candidate fills out in front of the City Clerk asking for basic information, including voter registration information. Candidates must file this no more than 30 days or less than 20 days before presenting nomination papers.

Nomination papers: A form provided by the City Clerk that 50 registered votes from the candidate’s district must sign to nominate the candidate for a City Council election. School board candidates need 75 signatures from registered voters in their nominating district.

Form 700: This is a State of Economic Interests form and is required by the State of California for anybody running for office. Form 700s disclose candidates’ personal financial interests to show that they’re running in the public’s best interest and to disclose potential conflicts of interest.

Candidate statement: Optional for candidates wishing to have a short statement about themselves and their platform on sample ballots that are mailed out to voters. Candidate statements cost money and are restricted to a certain word count and format.

For more information, visit the city clerk’s office at Alhambra City Hall, where officials can take you through the election process and inform you of all the rules. We highly encourage you to read Alhambra Source Advisory Board Member Eric Sunada’s op-ed on why it’s important to run for office, which also takes you step-by-step through the nomination process.

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Updated on March 19, 2018 at 4:24 p.m.

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  1. Thanks for posting this. Great info for people thinking about running for elected office in Alhambra.

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