Special Announcement:

City of Hayward Transition to District-Based Elections Information

We're initiating a process to move from at-large to a district-based system of elections for City Council starting in 2026.

This change in the election process will benefit from feedback from residents who know the community best, and the City is launching an outreach process to engage residents in the district formation process. 

To facilitate the sharing of information and gathering of input and feedback on the drawing of district-election maps, the City has established a website accessible by clicking the button below. Community members can also ask questions and provide input and feedback by calling (510) 583-4444 or by sending an email to districting@hayward-ca.gov


The next General Municipal Election will be held on November 5, 2024. Four Council Member seats, each serving a 4-year term, will be up for election. To qualify, candidates must be registered voters in the City of Hayward.

General Municipal Election Menu: 

Notice of Election:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of Hayward on Tuesday, November 5, 2024, for the following officers and Ballot Measure: 

For Four (4) Members of the City Council – Full term of four years 

The nomination period for these offices begins on July 15, 2024 and closes on August 9, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.  If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the city are not filed by August 9, 2024, then the filing period will be extended to August 14, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.    

Nomination information can be obtained by contacting the Office of the City Clerk, 777 B Street, Hayward, California, (510) 583-4400, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by Section 10229, Elections Code of the State of California. 

The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

DATED:  July 5, 2024
Miriam Lens, City Clerk
City of Hayward
Download the Notice of Election

Questions? Contact:

Office of the City Clerk(510) 583-4400 or Email →