Voting & Election Information

Candidate Information

The City of Emeryville's next General Municipal Election is November 5, 2024.  A registered voter of the City may be nominated and run for one of three Council Member seats. The successful candidates will serve four-year terms that expire in December 2028.


To be eligible to run for office, a candidate must be a resident and registered voter in the City of Emeryville at the time nomination papers are issued per Elections Code Section 10227. Registered voters in Emeryville must be U.S. citizens, residents of Emeryville, at least 18 years old on the date of the election, not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction, and not found mentally incompetent to vote by a court. 

Salary and Benefit Information for Council Members

City Council Members currently receive a monthly salary of $1,446.74, plus $30 for each Council meeting attended. Benefits include medical insurance (cost share with the City), dental and vision benefits, life insurance, a technology allowance, and a monthly transportation allowance. 

Nomination Period

The nomination filing period opens at 9:00 a.m. on July 15, 2024, and closes at 5:00 p.m. on August 9, 2024. This filing period will be extended for 5 days to August 14, 2024, if an eligible incumbent does not file.

The required paperwork to file for office includes a nomination petition signed by not less than 20 and not more than 30 registered voters, a statement of economic interest, and a $25 candidate filing fee. There are other optional filings. Candidates must make an appointment with the City Clerk to be issued their nomination papers, and a second appointment to return their completed paperwork within the nomination filing period.  

Additional information about the General Municipal Election, including candidate and voter assistance information, will be posted to the website as it becomes available throughout the election season. Please contact April Richardson, City Clerk, if you have questions regarding the upcoming election.

Voter Registration

Voters qualify for registration by being a U.S. citizen, age 18 years or older, a resident of Emeryville, not in state or federal prison or on parole for a felony conviction, and not currently found to be mentally incompetent to vote by a court.

Re-registration is required if you have moved since you last registered, changed your name, or changed your political party affiliation.

The registration deadline is 15 days before an election. You must register with the Registrar of Voters by Monday, October 21, 2024, to be eligible to vote in the November 5, 2024, General Election. You may register to vote online at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office. For more information contact the Alameda County Registrar of Voters at 510-272-6933.