Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

City Council Live Stream: Please visit https://www.cityofberkeley.info/CalendarEventWebcastMain.aspx

ZAB Live Stream: Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx.

The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

PG&E is reporting a widespread outage affecting thousands of customers in Berkeley and many City buildings, including the Finance Customer Service Center and the Permit Service Center. Call respective City services for further details, or check the PG&E outage page. Power is expected to return by 12:45pm. Traffic lights that are not working should be treated as a four-way stop sign.

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 Election Information: Candidate Information

We are open by appointment only for candidates running for office in the November 3 election who need to obtain or return Signature In-Lieu of filing fee petition forms (electronic appointments are available). COVID-19 safety protocols must be followed during in-person appointments. 

Please submit campaign-related documents via US mail, including Forms 410, 501, Berkeley Statement of Organization, and forms relating to the Public Financing Program. For questions relating to the November 3, 2020 General Election, email elections@cityofberkeley.info or call (510) 981-6908. 

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place, leaving only for essential needs. Most City facilities are closed to the public. Read the latest changes to City services and COVID-19 information from Berkeley Public Health.


Current Election 

City Offices to be Elected at the November 3, 2020 General Election

Mayor (at-large)
Council Districts 2, 3, 5, and 6
Rent Board 5 seats (at-large)
School Board 2 seats (at-large)

All terms of office are for the period December 1, 2020 through November 30, 2024.
Election to the office of Mayor and City Council requires a 50% + 1 majority vote threshold.
Rent Board and School Board winners are determined by plurality vote. There is one vacant
seat on the Rent Board with a short term ending November 30, 2022. The candidate with the
fifth most votes will serve the shorter term.  

Notice of Candidates in Ballot Order with Ballot Designation

Candidate Activity Log 

Election Calendar 

Candidate Statements - For all Offices

Candidate Handbook 

Candidate Protocols During COVID-19 Pandemic For Signatures In Lieu of Filing Fee

Public Finance Matching Funds - November 3, 2020 Election   

 Historical Candidate Information

The ballot order and ballot designations for Berkeley candidates from 2002 - 2018 is linked below.  All candidate statements for Berkeley candidates can be found in Records Online by searching for past Voter Information Pamphlets.  Campaign Contribution information is available through the Public Portal.

Ballot Order and Ballot Designations - November 2018 (PDF)

 Ballot Order and Ballot Designations - March 2017 (PDF) 

Ballot Order and Ballot Designations - November 2016 (PDF)

Ballot Order and Designations - 2014 (PDF)

Ballot Order and Designations - 2012 (PDF)

Ballot Order and Designations - 2010 (PDF)

Ballot Order and Designations - 2008 (PDF) 

Ballot Order and Designations - 2006 (PDF)

Ballot Order and Designations - 2004 (PDF)

Ballot Order and Designations - 2002 (PDF)


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