Jun 4 2016

NEW: Council Members, School Board Members, and Ballot Measures on November Election

It is time to prepare for 2016 November Election!

All ballot measures and candidates for the Piedmont City Council and the Piedmont Unified School District board need to adhere to the November 8, 2016 General Election timeline.


The Council and School Board each have an open seat because a member is termed out and cannot seek re-election.  On the Council, Margaret Fujioka will retire and on the School Board Rick Raushenbush will retire. 

Candidates seeking election to the City Council or School Board can file papers beginning July 18 and ending August 12, 2016.


“Should the Council wish to place a measure on the November ballot, there would be little additional charge to do so.”

“Should the Council wish to place a measure on the November ballot, two readings of the ordinance placing said measure on the ballot must occur prior to requesting the services of the County to conduct the election, which must occur on or before August 12, 2016. Therefore, the Council would need to conduct the first reading of an ordinance no later than July 18th and the second reading no later than August 1st in order to meet the deadline.”

The cost of the November election will either be borne completely by the City or divided between the City and the School District, if they have a competitive election.

As previously quoted by the Registrar of Voters, the cost for this election will be between $4 and $6 per registered voter in Piedmont, which number approximately 8,300.

Timeline for the November 8, 2016 Election:

  • Deadline to Publish or Post Notice of Election: July 18, 2016
  • Nomination for Candidates Period: July 18 – August 12, 2016 
  • Deadline for Ballot Measures: August 12, 2016
  • Deadline for Direct Arguments on Ballot Measures: August 19, 2016
  • Deadline for Rebuttal Arguments on Ballot Measures: August 26, 2016
  • Last Day to Register to Vote: October 24, 2016
  • Early Voting at the Registrar of Voters’ Office October 10 – November 8, 2016
  • Election Day November 8, 2016
  • Read the Staff report here. 
  • Read the Agenda for the June 6 Council meeting here.

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