Election Information: 2014 Candidate Information

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Offices up for Election - November 4, 2014
City Auditor
City Council Districts 1, 4, 7, 8
Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner (5 seats)
School Board Director (3 seats)

All terms of office are for the period December 1, 2014 through November 30, 2018.
Election to the office of Auditor and City Council requires a 50% + 1 majority vote threshold. 
Rent Board and School Board winners are determined by plurality vote.

Candidate Statements for City Candidates on the November 2014 Ballot

List of Candidates In Ballot Order (Includes ballot designations)

Final Roster of Candidates (Includes date filed for required nomination documents)

Calendar - November 4, 2014 General Municipal Election

Campaign Finance Reports
Electronic Filing is now MANDATORY in the City of Berkeley. For more information, please visit the Electronic Campaign Statement Filing page.  Campaign statements filed pursuant to the state Polical Reform Act and the Berkeley Election Reform act can be accessed by following this link - http://www.netfile.com/agency/brk/.

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV)
Ranked-choice voting or "instant run-off voting," allows voters to rank up to three candidates, in order of preference, when marking their ballots. Ranked-choice voting eliminates the need for run-off elections, and is currently approved for use in Berkeley, Oakland and San Leandro.

 Questions about RCV? 
Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office at (510) 272-6973 - http://www.acgov.org/rov/rcv/ 
Berkeley City Clerk Department (510) 981-6900 –

Candidate Guide
The Candidate Handbook and Resource Guide
is provided to all candidates to assist them with the nomination and campaign process. A hard copy will be provided to all candidates by the City Clerk upon issuing in lieu petition forms or nomination papers.  

Nomination Period
The candidate nomination period opened on Monday, July 14, 2014 and closed on August 8, 2014. The filing deadline for District 8 was extended to August 13, 2014 since the incumbent did not file for re-election.

Signatures In-Lieu of Filing Fee
All candidates must pay a filing fee to the City Clerk in the amount of $150. Candidates may obtain signatures from Berkeley voters to offset the filing fee. Petition forms must be obtained directly from the City Clerk Department. The first day to obtain petition forms was May 30, 2014, and the final day to file in lieu petitions was July 24, 2014.  

Full Instructions for In Lieu Petitions (PDF 119KB)

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