Elections

City of Hayward Elections

  • The City of Hayward holds its General Municipal Election in November of even-numbered years, effective November 2018.
  • The Mayor is elected and serves a 4-year term.
  • Council Members are elected at-large and serve 4-year terms. To qualify, a candidate must be a registered voter of the City of Hayward. 

For More information please contact:
Phone: 510.583.4400
Email: miriam.lens@hayward-ca.gov

Information about the Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - General Municipal Election:

Hayward's General Municipal Election schedule for November 6, 2018 - Official Press Release

TO SUPPORT CITY OF HAYWARD SERVICES, WITH REVENUE THAT CANNOT BE TAKEN BY THE STATE, INCLUDING: REPARING STREETS AND SIDEWALKS; 911 EMERGENCY AND FIRE FIGHTER RESPONSE TIMES; NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE PATROLS; DISASTER PREPAREDNESS; EXTENDED LIBRARY HOURS AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS; AND UNRESTRICTED GENERAL REVENUE PURPOSES; SHALL HAYWARD INCREASE THE RATE OF ITS REAL PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX, COLLECTED ONCE UPON PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE, FROM $4.50 TO $8.50 PER $1,000, PROVIDING $13,000,000 ANNUALLY, UNTIL REPEALED BY VOTERS, ALL FUNDS BENEFITING HAYWARD?

 

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There will be three (3) seats up for election on the Hayward City Council, one (1) mayoral seat and two (2) council member seats.  

 

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