Today is the first day that you can start the process of running for public office in Alameda.
From the City Clerk’s office press release:
A General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Alameda on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for the following Elective Offices:
City Councilmember – 2 seats
The Filing Period for candidates is July 18 through August 11, 2016. In the event an incumbent fails to file by August 11, the voters shall have until August 17 to nominate candidates other than the incumbent for that incumbent’s elective office. The City Clerk may begin to issue Nomination Papers no earlier than July 18, 2016.
Every elected officer of the City shall be a registered voter of the City at the time of filing Nomination Papers and for a period of thirty (30) days immediately preceding the date of filing. The Auditor is required to have a degree in accounting or business administration or be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and have five years of accounting experience. The Treasurer shall have five years experience in administering investment programs and be licensed as a Chartered Financial Analyst or Certified Financial Planner.
Commencing July 18, 2016, nomination documents will be available during regular business hours (Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) in the City Clerk’s Office, Room 380, City Hall, Alameda, California.
Supposedly we’re going to get a real race for both the City Treasurer and City Auditor positions this year and — based on rumors circulating — it’s shaping up to be a crowded field for City Council.
Applications will be due by August 11 since all the incumbents are going to file.