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. 

November 6, 2018 - General Election

There will be three (3) seats up for election on the Hayward City Council for the November 6, 2018 General Election: one (1) Mayor and two (2) Council Member seats.

Relevant Dates

  • The Nomintation Period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018. If nomination papers are not filed by the incumbent by the 5:00 p.m. deadline on August 10, 2018, the nomination period will be extended until Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Incumbents are not eligible to file during the extended period.

  • First day of early voting at the Registrar of Voters in Oakland and first day of mailing Vote by Mail Ballots is October 8, 2018.

  • The last day to register to vote is October 22, 2018 for the November 6, 2018 General Election. 

  • The last day to request a Vote by Mail Ballot is October 30, 2018. Applications must be received by the Registrar of Voters office no later than 5:00 p.m.

  • Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day - Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 

  • The Registrar of Voters shall prepare a certified statement of results and submit this to the governing body, no later than December 6, 2018. 

Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Campaign Disclosure Forms & Other Forms 

Campaign Statements

Statement of Acceptance of Rejection Form

Notice of Campaign Contribution/Expenditure Limits

List of Candidates Who Accepted the Voluntary Expenditure Limit  

Hayward Municipal Code, Chapter 2 - Article 13: Campaign Contribution Practices for City Elective Offices and Ballot Measures

All Campaign Disclosure Forms 

FPPC Filing Deadlines


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