Montclair was incorporated in 1956 as a General Law City and presently operates under a Council-Manager form of government. A Mayor and four Council Members are elected at-large for four-year terms. The terms of the Mayor and Council Members are staggered.
In 1992, the City of Montclair began consolidating its General Municipal Elections with the County of San Bernardino’s Statewide General Elections held in November of even-numbered years resulting in higher voter turnout and substantially lower election costs.
To qualify as a candidate for a seat on the City Council, an individual must be a registered voter and a resident of the City of Montclair.
During an election, the City Clerk or his/her designee serves as the Election Officer and is responsible for the handling and filing of candidates’ documents, including nomination papers, candidates’ statements, statements of economic interests, and campaign filings; ballot measures, including ballot language, impartial analysis, arguments, and rebuttal arguments; and the publication of all legal notices related to the election.
For additional election information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (909) 625-9416.