City of Concord, California

Voting and Election Information

Concord is a General Law city, governed by a City Council comprised of five elected members who serve at-large for four-year terms. The terms of Councilmembers Edi Birsan and Dan Helix will expire in 2016. The City of Concord will be opening a nomination period on July 18, 2016 seeking persons interested in running for two seats on the City Council. Please note that all incumbents may seek reelection.

Important Information

About Concord Municipal Elections

Secretary of State. Register to VoteMunicipal elections are held on even-numbered years, in November, in accordance with Concord Municipal Code Chapter 2.35, Section 2.35.010, 6. Councilmember terms overlap, with three Councilmember elected one year and the other two elected two years later. The Council members chose amongst themselves who will serve as Mayor and Vice Mayor. The Mayor currently serves a two-year term and the Vice Mayor a one-year term The City Council members also serve as the Local Reuse Authority for the Concord Naval Weapons Station.

Residents interested in learning more about elections or who desire information on becoming a candidate can contact City Clerk Joelle Fockler at (925) 671-3390 or via email at To seek office, candidates must be 18 years of age, registered voters at their current residence in the City of Concord and not disqualified from holding office by the Constitution or laws of the State of California. There is no filing fee.

The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 1950 Parkside Drive, Concord, CA 94519. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at Copies may also be obtained by calling the City Clerk at (925) 671-3390.

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