Oct 20 2013

School Board and City Council Election Deadlines

– Nominations Open for City Council and School Board –

November 8th Deadline for completion of nomination papers –

Are you interested in becoming an elected official in Piedmont? Candidates must follow specific procedures including filing nomination papers with voter signatures by November 8, 2013. 

The City of Piedmont will hold its regular Municipal Election on February 4, 2014. The nomination period for the three vacancies on the Piedmont City Council and two vacancies on the Board of Education opened on Monday, October 14. The deadline for filing papers is November 8, 2013. There is no cost to candidates to file for election. However, candidates pay for the printing of their statements in the sample ballot. On October 7, the Piedmont City Council estimated that cost for each candidate statement will be about $900. The statements are limited to 200 words for each candidate. Campaign expenses typically include posters, mailings and advertising. 

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 2 four-year terms.

Potential candidates should go promptly to City Hall to obtain papers and information pertaining to the February 2014 Municipal Election.

Required documents must be filed by 5 pm November 8.

The California Elections Code requires that nomination papers be issued in person to the prospective candidate at City Hall. For detailed information on filing call City Clerk John Tulloch at 510-420-3040 or go to City Hall during normal business hours.


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