The next General Municipal Election will be held on November 8, 2016. The election of Council Members will be by-districts (Measure L) and the size of the City Council will increase from five (5) to a total of seven (7) members (Measure M).
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November 8, 2016 Ballot
- City Council Vacancies
Four (4) City Council member seats will be open for the November 8, 2016 General Municipal Election. (District 1, 3, 4 and 5 will be on the November 8, 2016 ballot. Districts 2 and 6 will hold elections in 2018, together with the council member (district) randomly picked to serve a short two-year term following the administration of the 2016 Oath of Office. For additional information, visit: www.anaheim.net/districts)
- Measure U - Require 2/3 Vote of the City Council to Propose Taxes. Shall Section 1208.1 be added to the Anaheim City Charter to require at least a two-thirds vote of the total City Council membership in order to place City Council sponsored general or special tax proposals on a ballot for voter consideration? (Resolution No. 2015-146)
FPPC Candidate/Treasurer Workshop
The City of Anaheim hosted a Candidate/Treasurer Workshop presented by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) on Thursday, August 25, 2016. The audio recording from the workshop can be streamed below.
Interested in Running for City Council - Process Map
- A citizen of the United States
- At least 18 years of age
- Mayor: A resident and qualified voter of the City of Anaheim, at least 30 days immediately preceding the filing of nomination papers
- Council Member: A resident and qualified voter of the respective district, at least 30 days immediately preceding the filing of nomination papers
The nomination period opens on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 8 a.m. and closes on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 5 p.m. If an incumbent who is eligible to run does not file, the deadline will be extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Although appointments to receive and/or file nomination papers are not necessary, they are encouraged. To schedule an appointment, please call (714) 765-5166.
The Mayor and City Council members serve four-year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. The City Council shall select, by casting of lots, one member elected at the November 8, 2016 General Election to hold office for a term of two years (term ending November 2018); the remaining three elected members shall serve for a term of four years (term ending November 2020).
Candidates or candidate controlled committees shall not accept any contributions which will cause the total amount received by such person to exceed the contribution limit. Effective January 1, 2015, the campaign contribution limit is $1,900. (AMC 1.09.050)