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

Candidate Information

General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024


Questions? Contact:

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


To be eligible to run for City Council, a person must be a resident and a registered voter of the City of Hayward.


The City Clerk will issue candidate nomination materials in-person during regular business hours.  Before issuing candidate documents, our office will follow standard procedures and guidelines, such as verification of eligibility for the office sought. All materials that require an oath by the candidate must be executed in the presence of a notary or at the office of the City Clerk. 


 Qualifications for each Office 

A candidate must meet the specific qualifications for the desired office.


Steps to Become a Candidate:

The following are standard steps for a candidate to complete.

  1. Obtain Nomination Papers: Schedule an appointment to receive candidate nomination materials.
  2. Candidate Authorization Form: If you are unable to obtain/file papers for yourself, you may authorize a representative to do so on your behalf. Fill out, sign, and have your representative bring in the Candidate Authorization Form with them when they pick up your nomination materials.
  3. Prepare for Filing: After reviewing the Candidate Guide the City Clerk will provide you with a checklist of items to be completed and returned. Having these items taken care of before the follow up appointment will expedite the process. 
  4. Plan your trip to Hayward City Hall: The Office of the City Clerk is located at 777 B Street, 4th Floor, Hayward, CA 94541, east of the Hayward BART station. There is a public parking garage at the corner of B Street and Watkins Avenue, as well as plenty of street parking. For directions, please click here.
  5. Schedule Follow Up Appointment: During your initial meeting, the City Clerk will schedule a second appointment for the review and return of all candidate paperwork.


Important Links

For any questions, please call (510) 583-4400 or email Miriam.Lens@hayward-ca.gov

On Tuesday, November 5, 2024, City of Hayward voters will vote on the following offices:


Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Angela Andrews

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Ray Bonilla Jr.

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Daniel Goldstein

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Francisco Zermeno



Terms of Office:

Terms of all offices will be four-year terms.

City Council

  • Angela Andrews
  • Ray Bonilla Jr.
  • Daniel Goldstein
  • Francisco Zermeno