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November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election 


The November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election will be the City's first District Election for Council seats.  Districts 1, 3, and 5 will be on the ballot in November.  To learn more about the City's transition to district elections go here.

Who Can Run
At the January 18, 2022 City Council meeting, the Council adopted Ordinance 2003 which adopted district lines, numbered the districts, and determined the order of elections.  

For the November 8, 2022 Statewide General Election the following District Council seats will be on the ballot:
District 1
District 3
District 5

Individuals who wish to run for one of these seats must be a registered voter and live in the district. 

Candidate Filing 
The filing period to pull papers, to run for one of the above listed Districts, begins July 18, 2022 and ends August 12, 2022.  Individuals interested in running should schedule an appointment with City Clerk Meaghan Hassel-Shearer.
Phone:  (650) 558-7203
Email: mhasselshearer@burlingame.org 

County Elections Office Candidate Seminar
The County will be holding two candidate seminars to teach prospective candidates about filing deadlines, filing forms, candidate statement, campaign finance reports, and voter data.  

The seminars will be held online on:
Tuesday, July 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

RSVP for one of the County's seminars.  

Election Calendar
The County Elections Office has put together a calendar with important election dates outlining everything from when candidate filing begins to when ballots are mailed to voter.  

For more information from the County Elections Office about the November 8, 2022 Election visit their website.  

Campaign Contributions 

The City Council amended the City's Campaign Contribution Ordinance on December 20, 2021.  It can be found in the Burlingame Municipal Code Chapter 2.25
For the November 8, 2022 Election, individual and organization contributions to a candidate can not exceed $350.

Additionally, candidates will be asked whether they wish to sign on to a voluntary campaign expenditure limit.  The voluntary campaign expenditure limit for the November 8, 2022 Election is $30,000.