Eligibility and Candidacy
To be eligible to run for City Council, you must be a registered voter of Livermore at the time nomination papers are issued. Registered voters in Livermore must be U.S. Citizens, age 18 or older, a resident of the City of Livermore, and neither in prison nor on parole for a felony conviction. Per Government Code Section 34883, registered voters must be residents of the district from which the candidate is to be elected.
The voter registration deadline is 15 days before an election:
The following steps will give you an overview of how to get started on becoming a candidate for the City of Livermore City Council. Contact City Clerk Marie Weber via email or telephone, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 960-4200, with questions.
Qualifications for Office
A person must be a registered voter of the City of Livermore and have resided continuously in Livermore for at least thirty days immediately preceding the appointment or final filing date for nomination papers.
The nomination period is when individuals officially receive, circulate and file nomination papers for candidacy. The nomination period for candidates opens at 8:00am on July 13, 2020 and closes at 5:00pm on August 7, 2020. If an incumbent fails to submit nomination papers by this deadline, non-incumbent candidates will then have until 5:00pm on August 12, 2020 to file nomination papers.
The City Clerk will begin scheduling appointments with candidates to take out nomination papers on July 1, 2020. To schedule an appointment please click here. You can also e-mail email@example.com or call (925) 960-4200 to schedule an appointment.
Additional information regarding the 2020 General Municipal Election and modifications made due to COVID-19 will be posted as more information becomes available.
Please contact the City Clerk's Office by phone at (925) 960-4200 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.