Hayward to elect new mayor and Council members today
Hayward voters will elect a new Mayor and two new City Council members in today’s municipal election.
Councilmember Mark Salinas is the lone candidate on the ballot to succeed Mayor Barbara Halliday who chose not to seek reelection. Halliday is retiring from City elective office after 32 years of service to Hayward as a Council-appointed commissioner, two-term Councilmember and two-term Mayor.
Meanwhile, eight candidates are vying to replace outgoing Councilmembers Sara Lamnin and Aisha Wahab—both of whom chose not to seek reelection to the seven-member City Council.
Following certification of the election and swearing-in of the new Mayor and Councilmembers, the new Council will have the option to either appoint someone or call a special election to fill Salinas’ vacated Council seat and complete the final two years of the term.
For more information on the Hayward municipal election, go online here to the elections page on the City of Hayward website or call the Office of the City Clerk at (510) 583-4400. Today on Election Day, the Office of the City Clerk will be open extended hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to assist voters.
For a list of locations for voting today in person or to drop off a vote-by-mail ballot, go online here to the website of the California Secretary of State. For information on same-day registration to vote in today’s general and municipal elections, go online here to the website of the California Secretary of State, or visit the Alameda County Registrar of Voters at 1255 Fallon Street, Room G-1, Oakland.