November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election
Offices to be Elected
The following City offices are up for election as part of the November 8, 2022 General Election:
- District 2 City Council Member (4-year term ending Nov. 2026)
- District 3 City Council Member (4-year term ending Nov. 2026)
- District 4 City Council Member (4-year term ending Nov. 2026)
- Nomination period opens: July 18, 2022
- Standard nomination period closes (deadline to file papers): August 12, 2022
- Extended nomination period closes (deadline to file for a seat if the incumbent does not file): August 17, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
- Deadline to register to vote: October 24, 2022
- Election Day: November, 8, 2022
Information for Prospective Candidates
Residents interested in running for office are encouraged to contact the City Clerk's Officer early for information at (760) 947-1026 or email email@example.com . The City Clerk offers hour-long appointments to issue nomination papers for prospective candidates beginning July 18,2022
By District Voting
In 2017, Hesperia transitioned from at-large to by-district election system. Districts 2, 3, and 4 will hold elections in the November 2022 General Election and districts 1 and 5 will hold elections in the November 2024 General Election.
Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. Based on that new district boundaries were adopted by the City Council on April 5, 2022.
Residents of Hesperia may only vote when their district representative is up for election. To find out what district you reside in, please District Map page HERE.
City Council Ordinance related to campaign contribution limits and regulations
California State Assembly introduced and passed Assembly Bill No. 571 which imposed a default campaign contribution limit upon cities and counties without campaign contribution limits beginning January 1, 2021. Elections Code Section 10202 and Government Code Section 85702.5 permitted the City of Hesperia to establish its own campaign contribution limits that are different from what is established by resolution or ordinance.
City Council Ordinance No. 2020-05, adding Chapter 2.32 (Campaign Contribution Limits and Regulations) to Title 2 of the Hesperia Municipal Code and limiting individual contribution to a candidate for selective city office to $500 with the exception of candidate’s own contributions of the candidate’s personal funds to candidate’s own campaign was duly adopted by the City Council of the City of Hesperia, California at a Regular Meeting thereof held on the 5th day of May 2020. More information on the City's Ordinance can be found by clicking here.
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.
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 includes:
- Hesperia Water District
- Hesperia Housing Authority
- Hesperia Community Development Commission
- Hesperia Public Financing Authority
- Hesperia Public Facilities Corporation
- Successor Agency
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. City Council members do not have term limits.