Election Update Notice
In compliance with the California Voter Participation Rights Act (Senate Bill 415) and City Ordinance Number 01 (2017), and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at its May 9, 2017 meeting, municipal elections must be held in even-numbered years to coincide with November statewide elections. In Diamond Bar, the change in municipal election cycle means that the City Council elections previously scheduled for November 2017 and 2019 will now be held a year later, in 2018 and 2020, respectively. And members of the Council whose terms are scheduled to expire in November 2017 and 2019, will continue in office for an additional 12 months. The Election Update Notice postcard is available for downloading in the following languages:
For questions, contact the City Clerk's office at 909-839-7010.
Elections for Diamond Bar City Council members are regularly scheduled during the month of November for even-numbered years*. Statewide and national elections are held in even-numbered years. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is responsible for conducting these election activities. For polling location information and election results online for local, state and federal elections, visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's website or call 800-815-2666.
Running for City Council
Any United States citizen may run for the Diamond Bar City Council as long as he or she is registered to vote in Diamond Bar at the time nomination papers are issued. Council Members are elected for terms of four years. Required forms include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Candidate Statement Form (where the candidate indicates background, education and anything else he or she feels qualifies him or her for the job)
- Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement and Campaign Finance Disclosure Statement
- Nomination Petition (which must be signed by at least 20, but not more than 30, validly registered Diamond Bar voters)
All necessary forms are available from the Diamond Bar City Clerk on the opening date of the nomination period (113 days prior to the municipal election). Forms are only available during the 30-day nomination period. For more specific qualifications and filing deadlines, persons interested in becoming candidates should contact the Diamond Bar City Clerk's office by calling 909-839-7010 or by visiting City Hall during regular office hours.