Candidate Information

Council Members are elected and serve 4-year terms. To be eligible to run for City Council, a person must be a resident and a qualified elector of the City of Hayward - in other words, eligible to vote.

For past City Council candidate information visit the Past Elections Page

GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ABBREVIATED CALENDAR

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022

Date

Action

July 18, 2022 
EC § 10220 Nomination Period Opens 
First day candidates may pick up nomination papers. 
Aug. 1, 2022 
FPPC Form 460 Semi-Annual Statement Due 
Deadline for financial disclosure report covering 1/1/22 to 6/30/22. 
Aug. 10, 2022 – Nov. 8, 2022 
FPPC Form 497 24-hour Contribution Report 
Sums of $1,000 or more to/from a single source must be reported within 24-hours. 
Aug. 12, 2022 
EC § 10220 Nomination Period Closes 
Deadline to file all required nomination papers. 
Aug. 13, 2022 – Aug. 17, 2022 
EC § 10225 Nomination Extended Period 
If the incumbent fails to file a Declaration of Candidacy by the deadline for their office, there will be a 5-calendar-day extension during which any candidate, other than the incumbent, may file for said office. 
Aug. 18, 2022 
EC § 13111 Randomized Alphabet Drawing 
The Secretary of State will conduct a drawing of letters of the alphabet to determine the order in which candidates appear on the ballot. 
Sept. 12, 2022 – Oct. 25, 2022 
EC § 10229 Filing Period 
Candidate Nomination Papers for Write-In Candidates. 
Sept. 29, 2022 
FPPC Form 460 1st Pre-Election Statement Due 
Deadline to file financial disclosure report covering 7/1/22 - 9/24/22. 
Oct. 24, 2022 
EC § 2102 
Last Day to register to vote for the November election. 
Oct. 27, 2022 
FPPC Form 460 2nd Pre-Election Statement Due 
Deadline for financial disclosure report covering 9/25/22 - 10/22/22. 
Nov. 8, 2022 
EC § 1000 ELECTION DAY 
Vote Centers opens from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for dropping off ballot or voting in person. Ballots must be postmarked by this date. 
Dec. 8, 2022 
EC § 15372 Official Canvass of Votes 
Last Day for Registrar of Voters to certify election results.  
Dec. 13, 2022 
EC §§ 9217, 10262, 10263 
Council to certify election results.  
Jan. 31, 2023 
FPPC Form 460 Semi-Annual Statement Due 
Deadline for financial disclosure report covering 10/23/22 - 12/31/22. 
  

Campaign Finance Disclosure Public Portal:

The Campaign Finance Disclosure Public Portal contains Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Campaign Disclosure forms provided by candidates and committees.  It can help answer questions about who is contributing money, who is receiving money, and how it is being spent.  

Please use the Campaign Finance Disclosure Public Portal to search campaign statements filed by candidates and committees.  

Campaign Finance Disclosure Public Portal

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