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.
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Information about the Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - General Municipal Election:
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TAX, COLLECTED ONCE UPON PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE, FROM $4.50 TO $8.50 PER $1,000, PROVIDING $13,000,000 ANNUALLY, UNTIL REPEALED BY VOTERS, ALL FUNDS BENEFITING HAYWARD?