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Information on Running for Elected Offices


Prospective Candidates

To make an appointment to be issued  or to submit nomination papers, please call the City Clerk's Office at (909) 625-9416. The nomination period for this election is from July 18 to August 12, 2016. City Hall is closed on Fridays; however, the City Clerk's Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for issuance and filing of nomination papers on Friday, August 12, 2016, by appointment only.

Candidate Handbook for 2016 General Municipal Election (PDF)

This document contains all of the information that a candidate will need when deciding to run for an open seat on the Montclair City Council. The forms in the handbook are only samples. Only forms issued in-person by the City Clerk's Office may be used when filing for candidacy. Please call the City Clerk's Office to make an appointment to be issued nomination papers during the nomination period stated in the Notice of Election.

County of San Bernardino Elections Office Website

The City of Montclair consolidates its elections with the County of San Bernardino.  The Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters provides information on election dates, registered voters, and campaign finance training seminars.

Fair Political Practices Commission Website





The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regulates and enforces political campaign finances to ensure transparency and ethically sound elections. Candidates and campaign treasurers can download forms and manuals as well as access training opportunities and webinars through the FPPC's website.


Important FPPC Documents for Candidates and Political Action Committees

These forms and manuals are updated periodically; therefore, it is recommended to download the most current document for each filing and election period.

Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) - Required to be filed by all candidates as part of the nomination packet.

Campaign Manual 2 - Information for Local Candidates, their Controlled Committees, and Primarily Formed Committees for Local Candidates. All candidates and their treasurers should refer to Manual 2 regarding campaign financial reporting and ethical campaign practices.

Committee Campaign Statement Forms - Download committee campaign statement forms, which are required to be filed periodically throughout the election period (most commonly used for Municipal Elections are the Forms 410, 460, 470, 496, 497, and 501). Refer to the forms and Manual 2 for instructions and deadlines.

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