CITY of hemet municipal elections:
The City of Hemet holds a General Election in November of every even-numbered year for the purpose of electing Members of City Council and a City Treasurer. Additionally, ballot measures affecting the City of Hemet may appear on the ballot. The City consolidates its election activities with those of the Riverside County Registrar of Voter's Office, which provides for voter registration, ballot materials, polling places and other critical election functions. Other Special Elections may be held when necessary.
General Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years, concurrent with the statewide elections. Timing of Special Elections will vary.
City Council ElectionS:
Council Members shall be elected in council districts 1, 3 and 4 beginning at the general municipal election in November 2016, and every four years thereafter. Council members shall be elected from council districts 2 and 5 beginning at the general municipal election in November 2018, and every four years thereafter. The City Treasurer is elected at-large for a term of 4 years. No elected official for the City of Hemet shall serve more three terms of office.
To find out in which district you reside, please consult the Elections District Map below:
Ballot Measures affecting the City of Hemet may be specific to the City or a part of a countywide initiative. The City of Hemet City Council may add a measure to ballot, or a measure may be added by a citizen or entity who submits a qualifying petition.
The City of Hemet City Clerk's Office is the receiving agency for petitions for the placement of Hemet-specific measures on the ballot. State law governs the timing and form of ballot measure petitions and potential proponents are strongly encouraged to contact the City Clerk for more information before undertaking petitioning activities.
CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS:
Residents interested in running for office for the November 3, 2020 General Consolidated Elections are encouraged to contact the City Clerk's Office early for information about required paperwork and filing deadlines. Candidates must be registered to vote in the City of Hemet.
- City of Hemet City Clerk's Office
- City Hall, 445 E. Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543 (Mon. - Thur., 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
- Phone (951) 765-2307
- Email City Clerk: email@example.com
The City Clerk's Office of the City of Hemet is the receiving agency for nomination papers for City Council and Treasurer candidates. Potential candidates, and citizens interested in more information about candidates, are encouraged to contact the City Clerk at (951) 765-2307.
Individuals who intend to run for office must file certain Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) forms with the City Clerk's Office before soliciting campaign contributions or making campaign expenditures. In order for a candidate's name to appear on the ballot, the candidate must obtain a candidate materials binder from the City Clerk's Office, and submit all required nomination paperwork; including a petition signed by other city voters within the candidate's district unless office is at-large, during a specified nomination period. Other filing requirements include FPPC forms disclosing certain economic interests and information about campaign contributions and expenditures.
The official nominating (filing) period opens in mid February and closes in March. The nominating period will be extended by five days if an eligible incumbent for the office has announce they will decline to file. Nomination period dates will be released once available.
All candidates must file with the City Clerk a Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) before soliciting/receiving contributions. Below is a list of forms with explanations of who must file the form. If you have any questions about your obligations under the Fair Political Reform Act, you can always request advice from the FPPC.
|Brief Explanation||Form Number|
|Candidate Intention Statement||Form 501|
|Statement of Economic Interests (and Amendments Schedules)||Form 700|
|Statement of Organization||Form 410|
|Recipient Committee Campaign Statement||Form 460|
|Officeholder/Candidate Campaign Statement -Short Form and Form 470 Supplement||Form 470|
|24-hour/10 day Independent Expenditure Report||Form 497|
Voter Eligibility and Registration:
In order to be eligible to vote in California, an individual must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, and 18 years of age or older on Election Day (16- and 17- year-olds may pre-register). In order to vote in a City of Hemet election, an individual must be registered to vote at an address in Hemet.
- Verify your voter registration status: Visit https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/ or call the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Office at (951) 486-7200.
- Registrer or update your voter registration: Visit https://registertovote.ca.gov/. Paper voter registration forms are available at Riverside County Registrat of Voters offices, local libraries, Department of Motor Vehicles Offices and U.S. Post Offices and City of Hemet City Hall.
- Verify the registration deadline for a specific election by visiting the California Secretary of State's website at https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/voting-california/registering-vote/
Candidate aNd Committee information:
Election Notices and campaign filings (FPPC forms announcing the intent to solicit contributions, announcing the formation of a committee, disclosing donor names and donation amounts, etc.) for City of Hemet candidates and committees for the November 3, 2020 Election can be viewed below:
Please click here to see Campaign Sign regulations in the City of Hemet established by Ordinance No. 1885.