November 8, 2022
Municipal General Election

Update 8/17/2022 – the nomination period is closed.

2022 Candidates for Office

2022 Candidates – All qualified candidates are listed in order based on the Randomized Alphabet Drawing conducted by the California Secretary of State on August 18, 2022

Elections & Voter Information

The City of Milpitas is a General Law City with a Council-City Manager form of government. The City Council is made up of four (4) councilmembers and one (1) Mayor all elected at-large. Two (2) Councilmember seats and one (1) Mayoral seat are to be voted on every two years each November in even numbered years. Councilmembers are elected for a four (4)-year term and the Mayor is elected to a two (2)-year term.

The next regularly scheduled municipal election is in Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Two (2) Councilmember seats with terms expiring in November 2026, and one (1) Mayoral seat with a term expiring 2024, will be on the November 8, 2022 ballot.

Eligibility and Candidacy

To be eligible to run for office, a candidate must be a resident and registered voter in the City of Milpitas city limits by the last day for filing of nomination papers. Potential candidates are required to gather a minimum of twenty valid signatures from registered Milpitas voters on the nomination form supplied by the City Clerk

Campaign Disclosure Forms

Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Informational links:

Any candidate who wishes to begin fundraising must complete and submit a Form 501 – Candidate Intention Statement, before soliciting and receiving any contributions for their candidacy. This form is filed with the City Clerk.

The Form 410 – Statement of Organization must be submitted to the Secretary of State, along with a $50 fee, once a candidate receives contributions (including loans) that total $2,000 or more in a calendar year. A copy must be filed with the City Clerk. The Form 410 may be submitted before reaching the $2,000 threshold for qualifying as a committee. After the Secretary of State receives the Form 410 and payment for the Campaign Committee Fee, the committee’s identification number will be posted online.

Based on an established schedule, candidates must file statements reporting all campaign contributions and expenditures for the designated time period. These reports are available online and in the City Clerk’s Office for public review.

Additionally, Candidates must also disclose their economic interests to qualify for the ballot. A Form 700 – Statement of Economic Interest is due when the nomination papers are submitted and is filed electronically.

Nomination Period

The nomination period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 18, 2022 and closes at 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2022. During this period, all candidates interested in running for office must file the required nomination papers prior to the close of the nomination period.

You must schedule an appointment with the City Clerk to be issued nomination papers, and a second appointment to file the completed paperwork.

2022 Candidates for Office

2022 Candidates – All candidates that have filed FPPC Form 501, the Candidate Intention Statement, are listed in the order that form was received. Please note, a Candidate does not qualify for the ballot until Nomination Papers have been filed with the City Clerk and signatures have been verified as sufficient.

Important Dates

  • Monday, July 18, 2022Friday, August 12, 2022 – Nomination Period
  • Monday September 12, 2022 – Monday, October 24, 2022 – Write-in Candidate Filing Period
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022 – First Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due
  • Monday, October 10, 2022 – First Day to Begin Mailing Vote-By-Mail Ballots
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 to Monday November 7, 2022 – Early Voting Period at the Registrar of Voters Office
  • Monday, October 24, 2022 – Last Day to Register to Vote for November 8, 2022 Election
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022 – Second Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due
  • Saturday, October 29, 2022 to Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – Vote Centers Open
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – Election Day
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022 – Official Canvass of Votes (Certification of Election Results)

Past Election Results

To find the results of past elections please visit the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Election Results page.

Election Related Links

California Secretary of State 

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.

Santa Clara County Registrar of Voter

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.

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 advice@fppc.ca.gov.