Candidate Information

Council Members are elected and serve 4-year terms. To be eligible to run for City Council, a person must be a resident and a qualified elector of the City of Hayward - in other words, eligible to vote.





July 18, 2022 
EC § 10220 Nomination Period Opens 
First day candidates may pick up nomination papers. 
Aug. 1, 2022 
FPPC Form 460 Semi-Annual Statement Due 
Deadline for financial disclosure report covering 1/1/22 to 6/30/22. 
Aug. 10, 2022 – Nov. 8, 2022 
FPPC Form 497 24-hour Contribution Report 
Sums of $1,000 or more to/from a single source must be reported within 24-hours. 
Aug. 12, 2022 
EC § 10220 Nomination Period Closes 
Deadline to file all required nomination papers. 
Aug. 13, 2022 – Aug. 17, 2022 
EC § 10225 Nomination Extended Period 
If the incumbent fails to file a Declaration of Candidacy by the deadline for their office, there will be a 5-calendar-day extension during which any candidate, other than the incumbent, may file for said office. 
Aug. 18, 2022 
EC § 13111 Randomized Alphabet Drawing 
The Secretary of State will conduct a drawing of letters of the alphabet to determine the order in which candidates appear on the ballot. 
Sept. 12, 2022 – Oct. 25, 2022 
EC § 10229 Filing Period 
Candidate Nomination Papers for Write-In Candidates. 
Sept. 29, 2022 
FPPC Form 460 1st Pre-Election Statement Due 
Deadline to file financial disclosure report covering 7/1/22 - 9/24/22. 
Sept. 29, 2022 
First day to mail Voter Information Pamphlets. 
Oct. 10, 2022 
First day of mailing Vote by Mail Ballots and Early Voting. 
Oct. 24, 2022 
EC § 2102 
Last Day to register to vote for the November election. 
Oct. 25, 2022 
Opening and processing of Vote by Mail Ballots. 
Oct. 27, 2022 
FPPC Form 460 2nd Pre-Election Statement Due 
Deadline for financial disclosure report covering 9/25/22 - 10/22/22. 
Nov. 1, 2022 
Last day to request a Vote by Mail Ballots. 
Nov. 8, 2022 
Vote Centers opens from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for dropping off ballot or voting in person. Ballots must be postmarked by this date. 
Dec. 8, 2022 
EC § 15372 Official Canvass of Votes 
Last Day for Registrar of Voters to certify election results.  
Dec. 13, 2022 
EC §§ 9217, 10262, 10263 
Council to certify election results.  
Jan. 31, 2023 
FPPC Form 460 Semi-Annual Statement Due 
Deadline for financial disclosure report covering 10/23/22 - 12/31/22. 


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

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, City of Hayward voters will vote on the following offices:


Office: Mayor | Incumbent: Barbara Halliday

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Aisha Wahab

Office: Council Member | Incumbent: Sara Lamnin


Terms of Office:

Terms of all offices will be four-year terms.

City Council

  • Tom Ferreira
  • Daniel Goldstein
  • Sara Lamnin
  • Michael Lema
  • Julie Roche
  • George Syrop
  • Aisha Wahab


  • Mark Salinas

Information coming soon.