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City Council Elections

The City Council consists of five members elected at-large on a nonpartisan basis. Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years (coinciding with the State General Election).
Council members serve staggered, four-year terms. There are no term limits and Councilmembers serve the entire community.

Selection of Mayor and Vice Mayor

The Mayor is selected from the membership of the City Council routinely at the first regular meeting in the month of December. The Mayor presides at the City Council meetings and is recognized as the official head of the city government for ceremonial purposes.

The Vice Mayor is also chosen at that time and acts in the absence of the Mayor.

Next General Election

A General Election will be held in the City of Pleasant Hill on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, for the following officers:

Three Councilmembers and one City Treasurer

The nomination period has closed, however, new candidates may still make an appointment with the City Elections Official during the write-in period from September 12 to October 25, 2016 to be issued nomination papers. The deadline to file as a write-in candidate is 5 pm on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Write-in candidate names are not printed on the ballot and candidates do not have an opportunity to submit candidate statements.

Polls will be open Election Day between 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Candidate names and statements are available by clicking here.

For more information, please call the City Clerk's Office at (925) 671-5237.