Election 2022


November 8, 2022, General Election

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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. 
Ballot Box Photo

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 Now Guide 

Terms ending in 2022 (officially January 10, 2023) include:

  • Tom Butt, Mayor
  • Nathaniel Bates, Councilmember
  • Demnlus Johnson III, Councilmember
  • Eduardo Martinez, Councilmember

Form 501s Filed

Nomination Papers Pulled/Filed and Candidate Committee Information - as of August 12, 2022

2022 Candidate Guide - Electronic

Sample candidate nomination documents

General Information

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)

Key Election Dates 

Ballot Measure Rent Control - Resolution No. 109-22 Adopted 7-26-22    Ordinance for Ballot