Election Information

 Certified List of Candidates for City Council 2016
The Filing Period for the November 8, 2016 Election has been EXTENDED to August 17, 2016.

Individuals interested in running for one of the two City Council seats up for election in November can contact the City Clerk's Office at 760-947-1018 to make an appointment to pull nomination papers.

Primary Elections

The Statewide Primary Election will be held on June 7, 2016. For more information regarding this election please contact the San Bernardino County Elections Office.

General Election

The City of Hesperia consolidates with the San Bernardino County Elections Office for all municipal elections. The City Clerk serves as the election officer and the City Clerk's Office is responsible for all candidates' filings, the issuance and acceptance of nomination papers, City measures and publication of all legal notices as well as campaign and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Regular elections are conducted in November of even-numbered years for the purpose of electing City Council members or placing special measures and bond issues before the community. Special elections may be called by the City Council for the purpose of referendum / initiative or for recall.

Council members are elected at-large, meaning they do not represent any one district or area within the City. All City Council members do not have term limits. The next general election for the City of Hesperia will be held on November 8, 2016. Two City Council seats will be up for election at that time.

City Council Elections

The City Council is elected at-large to serve four-year overlapping terms. Council members also serve as Board Members on the City's subsidiary districts, which include the Hesperia: The positions of Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem are one-year terms, with the selection voted upon by the Council members at the first meeting in December of each year.

City Clerk & San Bernardino County Elections Office Functions

The City of Hesperia consolidates with the San Bernardino County Elections Office to conduct the City's general elections.

The County Elections Office:
  • Prepares the ballot
  • Provides for the translation of all election materials into Spanish
  • Arranges for the printing and mailing of all necessary voter information
  • Employs precinct officials
  • Obtains all polling places
  • Handles all Election Day activities, including counting ballots and post-election activities such as canvassing the returns and certifying election results 

The City Clerk is responsible for:

  • Issuing and accepting of nomination papers
  • Verifying signatures on the petition
  • Publishing necessary legal notices
  • Monitoring campaign disclosure filing requirements
  • Serving as liaison to candidates and the community on election day
  • Issuing the Certificates of Election to the successful candidates
Campaign reporting schedules and forms can be obtained from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

Note: Campaign filings for all City candidates in the November 2016 Municipal Election will be posted to the City's website.

Election Resources