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CITY CLERK ELECTION INFORMATION

 

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On September 14, 2021 the City Council took action to move the City of San Dimas General Municipal Election to the Statewide Primary Election in even-numbered years in response to Senate Bill 970. The next election will be held on June 7, 2022. The City Council is composed of four Councilmembers who will be elected by-district and a directly elected Mayor. Councilmembers serve for staggered terms of four years. The Mayor is directly elected and serves for a term of two years. The City has no term limits.

In 2021, the San Dimas City Council elections transitioned from at-large voting to district-based voting. The City has divided into four districts and only the voters in a district decide who will represent that district. Voters will elect Councilmembers to represent Districts 2 and 4 during the June 7, 2022, General Municipal Election. Voters will also elect a Mayor who will be elected at-large. Currently, Councilmembers receive a salary of $7,440.00 annually. The Mayor receives a salary of $9,960.00 annually.


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ELIGIBILITY AND CANDIDACY

To be eligible to run for office for Councilmember for any given district, a candidate must be a resident and elector of the district they are running for at the time nomination papers are issued. For Mayor, candidates must be a resident and elector of the city at the time nomination papers are issued.  Registered voters in San Dimas must be U.S. citizens, resident of San Dimas, 18 years of age or older on the date of the election, and not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction.

Councilmember seats from Districts 2 and 4 will be up for election on the June 7, 2022 General Municipal Ballot.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Voters qualify for registration by being a U.S. citizen, aged 18 years or older, a resident of San Dimas, and neither in prison nor on parole for a felony conviction. Re-registration is required if you have moved since you last registered, changed your name, or changed your political party affiliation.

The registration deadline is 15 days before an election.  You may register to vote online at the California Secretary of State's website. For more information, contact the San Dimas City Clerk's office at (909) 394-6210 or contact the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters at (800) 815-2666 option 2.

NOMINATION PERIOD

This is the period when individuals officially receive, circulate and file nomination papers for candidacy.

The nomination period for candidates opens at 7:30 a.m. on February 14, 2022 and closes at 4:30 p.m. on March 11, 2022. If an incumbent fails to submit nomination papers by this deadline, non-incumbent candidates will have until 5:30 p.m. on March 16, 2022 to file nomination papers. This extension is not applicable when there is no incumbent eligible to be elected.

Candidates are encouraged to contact the City Clerk to schedule an appointment to take out and/or file nomination papers. The City Clerk will begin to schedule appointments no earlier than February 14, 2022.

Additional information about the General Municipal Election, including candidate and voter assistance information will be posted to the website as it becomes available throughout the election season. Please contact Debra Black City Clerk, if you have questions regarding the upcoming election.

FORM 460 – CAMPAIGN FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS

Campaign Financial Disclosure Statements, filled semi-annually and during the pre-election periods may be viewed at the City Clerk's Office during regular business hours. Click here to review Form 460's filed.

There are two Pre-Election filing periods for candidates during the election cycle, which occur in even number years.

The addresses of private citizens have been redacted to insure privacy provisions when posted on the web. Campaign contribution forms are public records and are available, unredacted, for review during business hours in the City Clerk's Office. Copies are available upon request; the copying charge is ten cents ($0.10) per page.

AB 571- CONTRIBUTION LIMITS: CITY AND COUNTY CANDIDATES

In 2019, the Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 571 (“AB 571”), which amends the Elections Code and Government Code to establish campaign contribution limits for elective city offices in a city in which the local government has not established a campaign contribution limit, which is the case for the City of San Dimas. 

 Effective January 1, 2021, the State campaign contribution limit for candidates for city elective offices will be $4,900 per contributor for each election, subject to certain exceptions, and is subject to adjustment every two years by the Fair Political Practices Commission based on changes in the consumer price index.  AB 571 allows a city to establish a campaign contribution limit that is higher or lower than the State default limit as long as those limits were in place prior to January 1, 2021. If a city does not have its own campaign contribution limits in place prior to January 1, 2021, the State campaign contribution limits established in AB 571 will apply in that city. The State campaign contribution limit applies only to candidates and not to ballot measures.
 
The State campaign contribution limit for cities is the same campaign contribution limit for “elective state office other than a candidate for statewide elective office” (i.e., members of the State Assembly but not Governor) under Government Code Section 85301(a). Section 85301(a) sets the campaign contribution limit at $3,000, however, the FPPC has adjusted the limit every two years since the section was enacted so it is currently $4,900 per contributor for each election under Section 18545(a)(1) of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulations.
 
If the State campaign contribution limit is in effect in a city, which will be the case for the City of San Dimas, the FPPC will enforce violations of the campaign contribution limit.
Further information may be found at the FPPC’s website at https://www.fppc.ca.gov/the-law/local-ordinances.html