DSRSD Board of Directors Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018
DSRSD Directors are elected in November of even-numbered years. The office is non-partisan, and the five Directors serve “at large,” meaning they represent all customers within the District’s service area. Their four-year terms are staggered, with two terms expiring in one even-numbered year and three terms expiring the following even-numbered year, in 2018 and 2020 respectively. One full term and one half term will expire in 2018. Both seats are up for election in 2018, each for a four-year term expiring in 2022.
Become a Candidate
To become a candidate, you must file a declaration of candidacy with the county elections official, who serves as the elections official for District elections. The District is a multi-county agency with its service area in portions of Alameda County and Contra Costa County; therefore, candidates must contact elections officials in both counties for information on the filing process regarding appropriate paperwork to run for office, where to file, and other requirements. The filing process may differ by county.
| Alameda County Registrar of Voters
1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1
Oakland, CA 94612-4283
Refer to How to Run page
|Contra Costa County Election Division
555 Escobar Street
Martinez, CA 94553
Refer to Run for Office page
The candidate nomination period for the November 6, 2018 election opens July 16 and closes August 10, for candidates who wish to run for a four-year full term expiring 2022. If no incumbent files nomination papers by the end of the filing period, the filing period is extended to August 15 for non-incumbents only.
Candidates who wish to have a statement of their qualifications published in the sample ballot that goes to registered voters must pay $250 to each county to cover publishing and printing costs. Refer to the District’s Candidates’ Statement Costs policy.
Appointment Instead of Election
Should the number of candidates not exceed the number of offices to be filled, the supervising authority (Alameda County Board of Supervisors) appoints the candidates to the offices, per California Elections Code Section 10515.
- DSRSD’s Running for a Seat on DSRSD's Board of Directors fact sheet provides the basic information on how to become a DSRSD Director.
- Both Alameda County and Contra Costa County offer and recommend candidate filing appointments. Check their websites and candidate guide for more information.
- Contra Costa County is hosting a free candidate workshop on Saturday, May 12, in Pacheco.
- Candidates, committees, and elected officials must follow campaign finance and disclosure laws under the Political Reform Act (California Government Code Section 81000 et seq.) administered by the Secretary of State and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).
- The FPPC offers training events (workshops, webinars, and videos) for candidates, treasurers, and committees.