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The City Council has ordered a Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the purpose of the election of District 1 and District 4 Members of the City Council to four-year terms, in accordance with Ordinance No. 2141-C-S.Find your City Council District here: Antioch Interactive Map (antiochprospector.com)

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The nominating period for the Candidates in the November 8, 2022 Municipal Election opens Monday, July 18, 2022. The deadline for filing papers to be a candidate for office will be Friday, August 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (Elections Code Section 10407(a)).

Candidates are strongly encouraged to make appointments with the City Clerk’s Office to pick up and file nomination papers for better service.  Appointments can be made by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 925-779-7009 or by email to cityclerk@antiochca.gov.

We encourage candidates to start the process early in the filing period to meet the filing deadline. The Candidate Application Packet includes:

  • Nomination Petitions (if applicable)
  • Filing Fee Information
  • Declaration of Candidacy
  • Ballot Designation Worksheet
  • Candidate Statement of Qualifications
  • Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700)
  • Campaign Finance Disclosure
  • Code of Fair Campaign Practices

All candidates and their committees are required to report campaign contributions and expenditures. All candidates are required to submit their campaign filing reports electronically. For detailed information regarding campaign finances and deadlines visit the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website.

Qualifications set by law for Council candidates.

34882. A person is not eligible to hold office as a member of a municipal legislative body unless he or she is otherwise qualified, resides in the district and both resided in the geographical area making up the district from which he or she is elected and was a registered voter of the city at the time nomination papers are issued to the candidate as provided for in Section 10227 of the Elections Code.

36502. (a) A person is not eligible to hold office as council member…unless he or she is at the time of assuming the office an elector of the city, and was a registered voter of the city at the time nomination papers are issued to the candidate as provided for in Section 10227 of the Elections Code. If, during his or her term of office, he or she moves his or her place of residence outside of the city limits or ceases to be an elector of the city, his or her office shall immediately become vacant.

California Elections Code

2101. A person entitled to register to vote shall be a United States citizen, a resident of California, not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election.

201. Unless otherwise specifically provided, no person is eligible to be elected or appointed to an elective office unless that person is a registered voter and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time that nomination papers are issued to the person or at the time of the person’s appointment.

349. (a) Residence for voting purposes means a person’s domicile. (b) The domicile of a person is that place in which his or her habitation is fixed, wherein the person has the intention of remaining, and to which, whenever he or she is absent, the person has the intention of returning. At a given time, a person may have only one domicile. (c) The residence of a person is that place in which the person’s habitation is fixed for some period of time, but wherein he or she does not have the intention of remaining. At a given time, a person may have more than one residence.

What happens when there is a tie?

The City Council has determined that in the event of a tie vote, the tie will be determined by lot, pursuant to Elections Code Section 15651(a).

Campaign resources provided by Contra Costa County Elections.

As a candidate you may purchase voter data products and maps from the Elections Division. For additional information, please refer to the 2022 Candidate Guide provided by the Contra Costa Elections.

FPPC contact information.

California Fair Political Practices Commission

1102 Q Street, Suite 3000 • Sacramento, CA 95811

Email advice: advice@fppc.ca.gov

Toll-free advice line: (866) ASK-FPPC • (866) 275-3772

Telephone: (916) 322-5660 • Website: www.fppc.ca.gov