For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Sara Cox, City Clerk, (510) 981-6900
SIGNATURES IN-LIEU OF FILING FEE PERIOD OPENS JUNE 2, 2006
Berkeley, California (Wednesday, May 10, 2006) - A candidate running for local office in the City of Berkeley is required to pay a filing fee of $150 at the time the candidate takes out nomination papers. In lieu of paying a portion or the entire filing fee, a candidate may obtain signatures of support from up to 150 Berkeley registered voters. Each valid signature will reduce the filing fee by $1.
The signature in-lieu of filing fee period opens on Friday, June 2, 2006. Petition forms must be obtained from the City Clerk, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley. Petition forms must be filed with the City Clerk no later than Thursday, July 27, 2006.
The nomination period opens on Monday, July 17, 2006 and closes Friday, August 11, 2006. Nomination papers must be obtained from the City Clerk.
Additional information regarding the filing fee, the signatures in-lieu of a filing fee process, or the nomination process is available on the City’s website at www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/elections or by contacting the City Clerk Department at (510) 981-6900.