RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL

General Municipal Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday
of November in each even-numbered year

Pursuant to Section 401 of the City Charter, no person shall be eligible to hold office as a member of the City Council unless he or she is, and shall have been for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding nomination or appointment, a registered elector of the District from which he or she is nominated or appointed, and for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding his or her election or appointment, a registered elector of the City. Council Members are elected for terms of four years and are limited to two consecutive terms.

The next scheduled Newport Beach General Municipal Election for the election of Council Members representing Districts 2, 5 and 7 will be November 8, 2016. Please click here to verify your District.

The required forms will not be available until July 18, 2016 and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nomination Petition (must be signed by at least 20, but not more than 30, registered voters from the District he or she is nominated);
  • Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement; and
  • Campaign Finance Disclosure Statements.

All necessary forms are available in the City Clerk’s Office beginning Monday, July 18, 2016.  Nomination Period closes on Friday, August 12, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

It is recommended that individuals interested in becoming a City Council candidate contact the City Clerk's Office (949-644-3005) for information. 

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CURRENT CONTRIBUTION LIMIT:
Pursuant to Chapter 1.25 of the Newport Beach Municipal Code,
the current contribution limit is $1,100. 

 Year

Feb CPI 

Difference in
  Index Point Change 

  % Change 

Actual
Amount
 

Contribution
Limit
Rounded to
  Nearest $100  

2009  

     221.439   

     $1,000.00   

    2011  

     229.729   

8.290  

 3.74     

     $1,037.44   

$1,000.00 

2013  

     239.753   

10.024  

4.36     

$1,082.70   

$1,100.00 

     2015    241.297     1.544       0.64            $1,089.68 $1,100.00