Elections

The City of Highland transitioned from an at-large to a by-district electoral process with respect to electing City Council Members and established district boundaries. The following information pertains to those individuals that have an interest in becoming a candidate for an office on the Highland City Council.  

General Municipal Election Brochure 2022 (PDF)

Getting Started 2022 (PDF) - Coming Soon

City Council District Maps

Offices to be Elected

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the City of Highland will conduct a General Election for the following offices:

  • Council Member – District 2 (4-year term ending November 2026)
  • Council Member – District 4 (4-year term ending November 2026)

Candidate Qualifications

Candidates for the office of City Council Member must be:

  • A United States citizen
  • 18 years of age or older on or before election day
  • Reside in, and be a registered voter in, the district in which he or she seeks election at the time nomination papers are issued
  • Reside in the district during their incumbency

Candidate Filing Period

The Nomination filing period will open on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. and will close on Friday, August 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. It is during this period of time that candidates may request and file candidate filing documents in order to run for local office.  The City Clerk serves as the Elections Official and as the Filing Officer for all documents that each candidate will be required to review, complete, and submit during the filing period and throughout their candidacy.  All candidates are provided with a Candidate Handbook that includes information such as key dates and timelines, qualifications for office, the candidate filing process, campaign finance laws, campaign rules, and links to various website resources and agencies.

  • Form 501 – Candidate Statement of Intention and Campaign Contributions: Candidates must file this form prior to accepting any campaign contributions or making any campaign expenditures.
  • Form 410 – Statement or Organization:  Candidates that plan to spend or receive campaign contributions of $2,000 or more must file this form.

For additional information regarding elections, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 909-864-6861, ext. 226.

Campaign Contribution Limit

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 571 (Stats. 2019, Ch. 556, AB 571 Mullin), beginning January 1, 2021, a state campaign contribution limit will by default apply to city and county candidates when the city or county has not already enacted a contribution limit on such candidates. Along with the new campaign contribution limit, there are also other related provisions that formerly applied only to state level candidates that will now apply to city and county candidates. Please note that none of the provisions of AB 571 discussed in this fact sheet apply to candidates in cities or counties for which the city or county has enacted campaign contribution limits.

Current State Contribution Limit

The contribution limit that will now apply to city and county candidates pursuant to AB 571 is updated biennially for inflation. Contribution limits can be found in Regulation 18545(a)2 and on the FPPC website here. The default limit for contributions to city and county candidates subject to AB 571 for 2021-2022 is set at $4,900 per election.

View the AB 571 regulation here.