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.
Contra Costa County Elections - November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election
The Contra Costa Elections Division has processed over 1.7 million ballot cards to this point. The Elections Division estimates that there are about 82,000 Vote-By-Mail envelopes remaining to be counted, as well as 25,000 Provisionals and 1,000 Conditional Voter Registrations a total estimate of 108,000.
Please note that the updated results are still unofficial. The next scheduled update is on Friday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m.
City of Pinole - 2018 General Municipal Election
On June 19, 2018, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 2018-50, calling the General Municipal Election for November 6, 2018, requesting and consenting to consolidation with Contra Costa County and setting specifications of the elections order.
Candidate Campaign Reporting Information:
Below you will find redacted copies of Candidate Campaign statements, unredacted copies of campaign filings are available upon request to the City Clerk's office.
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, and
- A resident of Contra Costa County, and
- 18 years of age or older on Election Day, and
- Not in prison, or on parole, serving state prison sentence in a county jail, or serving sentence for a felony, and
- Not found to be mentally incompetent by a court of law.
The deadline to register or re-register to vote for any elections is on the 15th calendar day before the election. Register ONLINE by visiting the California Secretary of State website. Registration forms are also available at any Department of Vehicles office, most post offices, public libraries and at Pinole City Hall.
CONDITIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION
Conditional Voter Registration is a new safety net for Californians who miss the October 22 deadline to register to vote or to update their voter registration information for the November 6, 2018, Statewide Direct Primary. While you may not be able to vote at your regular polling place or vote by mail, there will be an opportunity to cast a ballot by completing the conditional voter registration process.
Eligible citizens who miss the October 22 deadline can go to their county elections office or a designated satellite location to register and vote conditionally. Their ballots will be processed once the county elections office has completed the voter registration verification process. Voters can complete the conditional voter registration process from October 23 all the way through Election Day on November 6.
Have additional questions about your local conditional voter registration locations? Contact the Contra Costa Elections Office at (925) 335-7800 or visit their webiste by clicking here.
PRE-REGISTER TO VOTE
To pre-register to vote in California, you must:
- Be 16 or 17 years old, and
- A United States citizen and a resident of California, and
- Not currently in state or federal prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony, and
- Not prohibited from voting by a court because of mental incompetency.
You will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday. To pre-register click here.
Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)
Linked below are the most commonly used FPPC forms and Filing Schedule for Candidates and Controlled Committees for Local Office. For a complete list of forms visit http://www.fppc.ca.gov
Campaign Statements: State & Local Filing Schedules
- FPPC Filing Schedule for Candidates and Controlled Comittees for Local Office being voted on November 6, 2018
- FPPC Summary of Campaign Finance Disclosure Requirements
Campaign Forms for Filing: The Act requires candidates and committees to file campaign statements and reports so that voters are fully informed about contributions and expenditures in the elections. This information is reported on forms that are approved by the FPPC.
- FPPC Campaign Disclosure Manual 2 Information for Local Candidates, Superior Court Judges, their Controlled Committees, and Primarily Formed Committees for Local Candidates
- Form 501 - Candidate Intention Statement
- Form 410 - Statement of Organization
- Form 460 - Campaign Disclosure Form
- Form 700 - Statements of Economic Interests