|The City Clerk is the City Elections Official and is responsible for administering the City’s general municipal elections and special elections for both candidates and measures; processing petitions relating to initiatives, recalls and referendums.
If you are interested in running for office at a future election, please call City Clerk Suzie Martinez at 925.943.5819 to schedule an appointment to pull nomination papers. The City Clerk will walk potential candidates through the election process and provide materials at this meeting. Appointments last approximately 1 hour.
Running for Office / Candidate Qualifications
(1) an elector of the city when he or she assumes office; and
(2) a registered voter of the City when nomination papers are issued (Government Code § 36502).
An “elector” is a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older and a resident of the election precinct at least 15 days prior to an election (Elections Code § 321).
Information regarding the nomination period for the November 3, 2020 election will be provided here as it becomes available. For questions about the 2020 election, please contact City Clerk Suzie Martinez at (925) 943-5819.
For your convenience, an on-line voter registration application is available via the Secretary of State at https://covr.sos.ca.gov/?language=en-US
Walnut Creek has 46,149 registered voters as of February 10, 2019. Voter Registration statistics are updated by the Secretary of State's Office quarterly.
Polling Place Location
For additional election information, the City recommends the following:
- Easy Voter Guide: This project is a collaboration of the California State Library, the California Secretary of State's Office and the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund with additional support from The James Irvine Foundation and the AT&T Foundation.
- Office of the Secretary of State