Election Information

Primary Elections (June 5, 2018)

The Statewide Primary Election will be held on June 5, 2018. The City Clerk's Office at City Hall will serve as a mail ballot drop off location beginning approximately two weeks prior to the election. For more information regarding this election, please contact the San Bernardino County Elections Office.

General Election (November 6, 2018)

The City of Hesperia consolidates with the San Bernardino County Elections Office for all municipal elections. The City Clerk serves as the election officer and the City Clerk's Office is responsible for all candidates' filings, the issuance and acceptance of nomination papers, City measures and publication of all legal notices as well as campaign and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Regular elections are conducted in November of even-numbered years for the purpose of electing City Council members or placing special measures and bond issues before the community. Special elections may be called by the City Council for the purpose of referendum / initiative or for recall.

Council members are elected by-district, meaning they represent one district or area within the City. The City will hold an election for one City Council seat in each of the newly adopted districts 2, 3, & 4 on November 6, 2018. As required in a by-district election, those interested in running for an open seat must reside within the open district and be registered to vote. Residents can use the district map search tool to determine which district they live in by clicking on the following link http://www.cityofhesperia.us/1318/District-Based-Elections-Process or by calling the City Clerk's Office at 760-947-1026.

Nomination papers will be issued by appointment beginning Monday, July 16, 2018 through Friday, August 10, 2018 in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall located at 9700 Seventh Avenue, Hesperia, CA 92345. Potential candidates should plan to spend at least 60 minutes at the appointment. Please contact the City Clerk's Office at 760-947-1026 for more information.

City Council Elections

The City Council is elected by-district to serve four-year overlapping terms. Council members also serve as Board Members on the City's subsidiary districts, which include the Hesperia: The positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are one-year terms, with the selection voted upon by the Council members at the first meeting in December of each year.

All City Council members do not have term limits.

City Clerk & San Bernardino County Elections Office Functions

The City of Hesperia consolidates with the San Bernardino County Elections Office to conduct the City's general elections.

The County Elections Office:
  • Prepares the ballot
  • Provides for the translation of all election materials into Spanish
  • Arranges for the printing and mailing of all necessary voter information
  • Employs precinct officials
  • Obtains all polling places
  • Handles all Election Day activities, including counting ballots and post-election activities such as canvassing the returns and certifying election results 

The City Clerk is responsible for:

  • Issuing and accepting of nomination papers
  • Verifying signatures on the petition
  • Publishing necessary legal notices
  • Monitoring campaign disclosure filing requirements
  • Serving as liaison to candidates and the community on election day
  • Issuing the Certificates of Election to the successful candidates
Campaign reporting schedules and forms can be obtained from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

Note: Campaign filings for all City candidates in the November 2016 Municipal Election will be posted to the City's website.

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