Elections Information

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Coming in 2024!

Beginning in 2024, the City will start holding Primary Elections as a result of the voter approved City Charter amendments in the 2022 election.

  • March 5, 2024 is Primary Election Day
  • If any candidate for Mayor or Council receives the majority of votes cast for that office in the Primary, that candidate is declared elected
  • If no candidate for Mayor or Council receives the majority of votes cast for that office in the Primary, the two candidates who received the highest number of votes shall move forward to the General election for a run-off
  • The Primary Election will be held for the election of candidates only and does not apply to ballot measure initiatives

Additional Changes for Elections:

  • Mayoral and City Council Term Limits
    • No person may serve more than three (3) consecutive terms of elective office
    • This limit applies to those elected on or after November 8, 2022
  • Resign to Run for Mayor
    • If a current councilmember files to run for Mayor and the new Mayoral term will begin before their current term as councilmember ends, that councilmember shall automatically resign their seat.  This would apply only to Districts 2, 3, and 5.
  • Campaign Contribution Limits

Interested in Running for Local Office?

The Mayor's seat and Councilmember seats from Districts 1, 4, and 6 are up for election in 2024.

If you would like to become a candidate for local office, you may file a Candidate Intention Statement California Form 501 at any time prior to the close of nomination period.  The original form must be filed in the City Clerk's Office.

The 2024 filing period for nomination papers and candidate statements is Monday, November 13 through Friday, December 8, 2023. The City Clerk's office will be open Friday, December 8.

To obtain nomination papers, or "pull papers" as the process is also known, candidates must come in to the City Clerk's office during nomination period to meet with the City Clerk and obtain a Candidate's Handbook binder. This binder contains nomination papers and other required forms and information.  An appointment is required to pull papers and also to submit your completed forms to become a qualified candidate.

There is no fee to be issued nomination papers or receive a Candidate Handbook and there is no fee to file nomination papers.  However, there is a fee to file a candidate statement if the candidate chooses to do so.

General Election Information

General Municipal Elections are held in the City of Pomona on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. Other municipal elections, or Special Elections, may be called by the City Council.

The Pomona City Council is made up of a Mayor and six Councilmembers, for a total of seven members. Each election, three Councilmembers are elected to the City Council. The Mayor is elected every four years. Councilmembers are elected only by the registered voters of their own district and must reside in that district. The Mayor is elected at-large. The offices of Mayor and City Council are non-partisan. All offices are elected for a four-year term.

The City of Pomona consolidates its elections with LA County.  Voting information including voter registration status can be found on the Elections Information page on the LA County Registrar-Recorder website. 

LA County uses Vote Centers instead of precinct polling places. Voters can cast a ballot in-person at ANY Vote Center in the County up to 10 days earlier than Election Day in some locations.  Vote Center Information

California Assembly Bill 37 now requires all registered voters receive a vote by mail ballot.  You may return your ballot by mail, to any vote by mail ballot drop box, or at any Vote Center.  Vote by Mail information

Campaign Reporting Requirements for Candidates

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) provides free, expert advice at their toll free number (866) ASK-FPPC (275-3772) or you may go to their website at www.fppc.ca.gov. All campaign forms and most manuals and instructions are available on the FPPC website.

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