General Municipal Election - November 8, 2022

On June 14, 2022, City Council Regular Meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to call a General Election for the District 2 and District 5 seats respectively. Because this is a District 2 and District 5 Election, every registered voter in District 2 and District 5 within the City of Hemet, will be eligible to vote in the General election.

 

REGISTER TO VOTE

To register to vote for the upcoming election, contact the Riverside County Registrar of Voters at (951) 486-7200 or (800) 773-8683, or register online  www.voteinfo.net or www.sos.ca.gov

 

FILING REQUIREMENTS 

Please contact the City Clerk’s office for additional information 951-765-2395.


QUALIFICATIONS FOR CANDIDACY

To qualify as a candidate for member of the City Council, you must reside and be registered to vote within the jurisdiction when nomination papers are issued. Additionally, you must be:

 

TERM LIMITS

On November 2, 2010, the voters of the City of Hemet adopted Measure W limiting the number of terms a person may serve as an elected official to three terms. The language is codified in Hemet Municipal Code Section 2-37 and reads as follows:

During their lifetime no person shall serve, whether by means of election or appointment, more than three terms of office as a city council member, as the treasurer, or as any other elected city official. This term limit shall be applied separately to each different type of elected office held. A partial term of office shall be considered to be a full term where more than one-half of the regular term of office has been served. This measure shall apply prospectively, taking effect as to terms commencing in 2012 and thereafter.

Terms that commenced prior to 2012 are not counted for the purposes of Section 2-37. At this time, there are no individuals in the City of Hemet who have served three terms that commenced in 2012 or after.


NOMINATION PROCESS AND FILING REQUIREMENTS

To become a candidate, you must first be issued Nomination Papers by the City Clerk. The Nomination Paper filing period will begin on Monday, July 18, 2022, and will close on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. If an incumbent does not run, the nomination period will be extended to August 17, 2022, for the corresponding district only.

 

The City Clerk will issue candidates a Candidate’s Handbook, including an Official Nomination Paper, Candidate’s Statement Form, Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Form 700, Campaign Disclosure Forms, and other information regarding the election. This information will be available by appointment at the City Clerk’s Office beginning July 18, 2022. Please call the City Clerk’s office at (951) 765-2395 or email clerkstaff@hemetca.gov to schedule an appointment to issue the Candidate Handbook and Nomination Papers.

 

Once you have filed the Nomination Papers, you may not make any changes to the form. If you fail to qualify as a candidate, supplemental nomination papers can be issued to you. There is no extension of the deadline for supplemental nomination papers. Please contact the City Clerk’s office for additional information at (951) 765-2395.


For questions regarding polling locations and/or vote centers for the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election, please call or visit the County of Riverside Registrar of Voter’s Office: (951) 486-7200 or voteinfo.net


HEMET TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX CONTINUATION MEASURE

On July 12, 2022, City Council Regular Meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt Resolution No. 2022-132: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Ordering the Submission to the Qualified Electors of the City of Hemet an Ordinance Extending Without Increase the City of Hemet Transactions and Use Tax Pursuant to Hemet Municipal Code Section 74-136. The City Council desires to submit to the voters at the election a question relating to the continuation without increase of the Hemet Transactions and Use Tax in the amount and on the same terms as previously approved by the voters on November 8, 2016, and as set force in the proposed Ordinance. Please see the link below for the Resolution.


Resolution No. 2022-132: A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Hemet, California, Ordering the Submission to the Qualified Electors of the City of Hemet an Ordinance Extending Without Increase the City of Hemet Transactions and Use Tax Pursuant to Hemet Municipal Code Section 74-136