VOTE BY MAIL - Voting early and voting at home is the most cautious and securest way to keep everyone safe. Outdoor, non-contact drop boxes will be available across the county for returning ballots if voters do not want to drop them in the mail.
The City of Richmond's permanent Vote-by-Mail box is located at 450 Civic Center Plaza under the overpass just off the Council parking lot on 27th Street.
The November 8, 2022, General Election, will include the following positions up for election:
Mayor (At Large) and three council seats in Districts 2, 3, and 4.
Candidates Getting Started Guide - CURRENTLY BEING REVISED
Terms ending in 2022 (officially January 10, 2023) include:
Fair Elections - Mass Mailing (Ordinance No. 4-12 N.S. - Ordinance 11-12 N.S.) - Mass mailing means more than two hundred substantially similar pieces of mail, but does not include a form letter or other mail that is sent in response to an unsolicited request, letter, or other inquiry. GC82041.5 - No newsletter or other mass mailing shall be sent at public expense. For further information, contact the Fair Political Practices Commission. GC89001
Qualifications for Office
Every candidate shall:
Be a U.S. citizen. (Cal. Const., art. IV, § 2(c)1)
18 years of age by Election Day
C. Be a registered voter in the district you wish to run for within the City of Richmond, and otherwise qualified to vote for that office, at the time nomination papers are issued to the person. (Elections Code §201)
D. Eligible to take the Oath of Office
E. Not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes. (Elections Code §20)