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Municipal Elections & Voter Registration

The City Clerk is the City Elections Official and is responsible for administering the City’s general municipal elections and special elections for both candidates and measures; and processing petitions relating to initiatives, recalls and referendums.

Pinole City Council Members are elected at large, and serve staggered four-year terms. 

The City of Pinole consolidates its General Municipal Election with the statewide and presidential elections held in even-numbered years. The next Regular Municipal Election will be held November 6, 2018.

Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem appointments are made annually at the Council's Reorganization meeting on the first Tuesday of December for a one-year term.

Current Council

Mayor Timothy J. Banuelos (Term expires November 2018)

Mayor Pro Tem Peter Murray (Term expires November 2020)

Councilmember Debbie Long (Term expires November 2018)

Councilmember Roy Swearingen (Term expires November 2020)

Councilmember Maureen Toms (Term expires November 2018)

The Contra Costa County Elections Division provides on-line information about voter registration, election schedules,candidate guides, vote by mail, voter turnout, and election results. Click here

 


Voter Registration

 

Californians must be registered to vote at least 15 days before an Election date. Register to Vote with the Contra Costa County Elections Division by clicking here or visit the California Secretary of State website here. Registration forms are also available at any Department of Vehicles office, most post offices, public libraries and at Pinole City Hall.

Registration is permanent and a new affidavit of registration need only be executed if you have changed your name, address or wish to change your political party affiliation.

You are eligible to register to vote if you are:

  • A United States citizen
  • A resident of Contra Costa County
  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day
  • Not in prison, or on parole, serving state prison sentence in a county jail, or serving sentence for a felony
  • Not found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law 

Interested in Running for Office

Candidate Requirements

To hold an elected office in the City: the person must be:
(1) 18 years of age by Election Day;
(2) a citizen of Pinole and a registered voter of the City when nomination papers are issued to the person or at the time of the person's appointment, and qualified to vote for the office; and
(3) Eligible to take the Oath of Office.

Click here to obtain more information from the Contra Costa County Elections Division about Candidate Filing.

 

CITY OF PINOLE PROPOSED BALLOT MEASURE: REPEAL OF CITY COUNCIL TERM LIMITS

Measure P - Submitted to the voters on June 5, 2018 Primary Election

City Council Staff Report Authorizing the Submission to the Voters in the City of Pinole

City Council Resolution Placing Ballot Measure on the Primary Election June 5, 2018

2018 Guide to Filing Measure Arguments

2018 City of Pinole - Measure Key Dates

City of Pinole: Measure P: Shall the City's ordinance limiting the number of successive terms of members of the Pinole City Council be eliminated? A "yes" vote will eliminate the City's existing term limits for Council members. A "no" vote will keep the City's existing term limits for Council members in effect.

IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS OF PROPOSED MEASURE:

Please click on this link to review the Impartial Analysis

ARGUMENTS IN FAVOR OF AND AGAINST MEASURE AND REBUTTALS

Argument in FAVOR of Measure: Primary Argument in Favor of Measure

REBUTTAL to Argument in FAVOR of Measure: Rebuttal to Argument

Argument AGAINST Measure: Primary Argument Against Measure

REBUTTAL to Argument AGAINST Measure: Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure

Should you have any questions please contact City Clerk, Rosa G. Acosta at (510) 724-8928 or City Attorney, Eric Casher at (510) 808-2000.


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