Office of the City Clerk
As the City of San Jose Elections Official, the City Clerk administers State, and Local procedures through which the City Councilmembers are selected. The City Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election. From Election pre-planning and filing nomination paperwork to certification of election results and filing of final campaign disclosure documents, the City Clerk manages the process which forms the foundation of our City government. The City Clerk does not provide legal interpretation or legal guidance on State rules or Local ordinances.
- City of San Jose's Report of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures for the June 7, 2016 Primary Municipal Election (Corrected on 6/6/16)
- Candidate FAQs for the November General Election
- Post June 7, 2016 Election Information for Candidates
- 2016 Candidate Election Information (Updated on 4/18/16 to include references to form numbers)
- Dates of Interest to Candidates for November 8, 2016 Election
- Dates of Interest to Candidates for June 7, 2016 Election (Updated on 4/18/16 to include references to form numbers)
- List of Qualified Candidates (Updated 5/12/16)
- Candidate Statements
- Results of Secretary of State Randomized Alphabet Drawing for June 7, 2016 Election
Campaign Finance Reports and Forms
- Netfile Search - Use the Public Access Portal to research campaign contributions and expenditures, review campaign statements filed by candidates, examine a committee‘s filing history, or view lobbyist filings.
- Netfile Portal for Filers - Use the Filer Access Portal to create electronic campaign statements and lobbyist filings. Before you begin you must have received your Electronic Filing System filer identification number and password. To get a filer identification number and password for your committee, call the Office of the City Clerk at (408) 535-1260.
- Form 502 Personal Campaign Funds Declaration of Candidate (Updated on 4/14/16)
- Form 504 Disclosure of Post Election Payment Agreements
Initiatives and Measures on the June 7, 2016 Ballot
Measure B: Proposal to Impose a Retail Transactions and Use Tax
- Resolution 77682 - Council Measure Proposal to Impose a Retail Transactions and Use Tax (Includes argument deadlines).
- Council Memo - Informational Memo.
- Notice Regarding Sales Tax Measure - Arguments and Rebuttals (Revised 3/14/16)
- Argument For Measure B
- Argument Against Measure B
- Rebuttal To Argument Against Measure B
- Rebuttal To Argument For Measure B
- Impartial Analysis for Measure B
Measure C: Amend Title 6 and Title 20 to Include Medical Marijuana...
- Resolution 77679 - Initiative to Amend Title 6 and Title 20 of the San Jose Municipal Code to include Medical Marijuana Collectives as an Allowed Land Use in Agricultural, Commercial Pedestrian, Commercial Neighborhood, Industrial Park, Light Industrial and Heavy Industrial Zoning Districts, and to Establish a Registration Process and Zoning Code Verification Certificate Process; and Superseding Resolution No. 77207
- Council Memo - Includes argument deadlines.
- Notice Regarding Medical Marijuana Initiative - Arguments and Rebuttals
- Argument Against Measure C
- Argument For Measure C
- Rebuttal To Argument For Measure C
- Rebuttal To Argument Against Measure C
- Impartial Analysis for Measure C
Initiatives Not Yet Qualified
- An Initiative Ordinance - Amending Title 4 of the San Jose Municipal Code to Add A New Chapter 4.105 to Add A Tax on Businesses Based on Gross Receipts and, in Certain Circumstances, Payroll from Business Activities Attributable to San Jose While Partially Suspending the Existing Business Tax
- An Initiative Ordinance - Amending Title 4 of the San Jose Municipal Code to Require Employers to Offer Additional Work Hours to Existing Qualified Part-Time Employees Before Hiring New Staff
- Informational Memo, Re: Initiative Petition Signature Review (Updated April 26, 2016)
Notices and Resolutions
- 2016 Notice of Election
- Resolution 77583 - Regarding Campaign Contribution Limits
- Resolution 77595 - Regarding Calling the Election
- Notice of Measure to be Voted on - Measure B: Retail Transactions and Use Tax
- Notice of Measure to be Voted on - Measure C: Amend SJMC Title 6 & 20 to Include Medical Marijuana...
- Notice of Nominees for Public Office
- City of San José Office of the City Attorney - The City Attorney’s Office provides legal interpretation of the San José Municipal Code regarding elections and ethics.
- City of San José Ethics Commission - The San José Ethics Commission monitors compliance with all campaign and ethics ordinances in the San José Municipal Code. The commission reviews and investigates allegations of violations of the Code and makes recommendations for enforcement action where appropriate.
- Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) - The FPPC is the State agency that enforces State laws regarding, among other things, campaign financing and spending, financial conflicts of interest, and gifts and honoraria given to public officials and candidates under the Political Reform Act. The FPPC provides written and oral advice to public agencies, candidates and officials on the requirements of the Political Reform Act. The FPPC’s Advice Line can be reached at 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772) or email@example.com.
- Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters - The Registrar of Voters (ROV) is the County Elections Official and the office conducts all Federal, State, County, Municipal, School District, and Special District scheduled and special elections. The ROV Office is also responsible for voter registration, education and outreach; maintenance of registration files; verification of initiatives, referenda and recall petitions; and filing of campaign reports.
- State of California Secretary of State Elections Division - The Elections Division oversees all federal and state elections within California. As the chief elections officer for the largest state in the nation, the California Secretary of State tests and certifies all voting equipment for security, accuracy, reliability and accessibility in order to ensure that every vote is counted as it was cast. The Secretary also ensures election laws and campaign disclosure requirements are enforced, maintains a statewide database of all registered voters, certifies the official lists of candidates for elections, tracks and certifies ballot initiatives, compiles election returns and certifies election results, educates California citizens about their voting rights, and promotes voter registration and participation.