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November 2024 Candidates (Click link to view spreadsheet)

Notice of Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Clayton on Tuesday, November 5, 2024, for the following Officers:         

Member of City Council                          Full term of Four Years

Member of City Council                          Full term of Four Years

Member of City Council                          Full term of Four Years

The nomination period for these offices opens on Monday, July 15, 2024 and will close on Friday, August 9, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Nomination papers may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office located at City Hall, 6000 Heritage Trail, 3rd Floor, Clayton CA 94517. 

Appointments for obtaining and filing nomination papers are required and can be requested by emailing Appointments will be scheduled during regular business hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If nomination documents from any of the three incumbent officers of the city are not filed by Friday, August 9, 2024, the nomination period shall be extended until Wednesday, August 14, 2024, at 4:00 p.m. During this extension period, no incumbent is allowed to file nomination documents. For information on individuals who have been issued nomination papers, please visit

If not more candidates than the number of elective offices are nominated, appointment to the elective offices may be made as prescribed by Section 10229 of the California Elections Code.

The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on election day.

Election Schedule

The General Municipal Election for the City of Clayton is held in November of even-numbered years and coincides with the statewide election.

On June 4, 2024, The Clayton City Council approved Resolution 25-2024 calling for a General Municipal Election on November 5, 2024 and Resolution 26-2024 providing information for voluntary municipal candidate statements.

The next General Municipal Election will be held on November 5, 2024. Clayton voters will have the opportunity to elect:

  • Three (3) Councilmember seats for a four-year term set to expire in 2028

Who Can Run for City Council?

Any member of the public who meets the requirements below may run for public office in the City of Clayton. Candidates must:

  • Be at least eighteen years of age
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of California
  • Be a registered voter of the City of Clayton
  • Have resided continuously in Clayton for at least 30 days immediately preceding the appointment or final filing date for nomination papers. Registration will be verified before issuance of nomination papers.

Nomination Forms and Fee

Candidates must obtain and complete the official nomination documents that are issued by the Office of the City Clerk. This is done during the official nomination period. Nomination forms are issued at no charge. The filing fee for nomination documents is $25 and due when submitting the forms.

Office hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm (closed 12pm-1pm) except for City holidays. Potential candidates must schedule an appointment to pull nomination papers. To schedule an appointment, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (925) 673-7300 or by email at Candidates should be prepared to provide their name and residential address for validation of current voter registration and eligibility status

Key Election Dates

Monday, July 15, 2024
Nomination Period opens at 8:00 am

Friday, August 9, 2024
Nomination Period closes at 5:00 pm

Wednesday, August 14, 2024*
Extended Nomination Period closes at 5:00 pm
*Only if incumbent(s) do not file nomination papers

Tuesday, November 5, 2024
Election Day – Polls open at 7:00 am and Polls close at 8:00 pm.

Clayton City Council Terms

Clayton City Council Members are elected to serve four-year terms. The term expirations for the City Council are staggered so that only half of the offices expire at one time. In the event that a City Council seat becomes vacant, that seat shall be filled by appointment by the Council.

Candidate and Voter Resources


Election Voter Information

Copies of Campaign Statements are available by contacting the City Clerk at or (925) 673-7304.

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