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14000 City Center Dr.
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Ph: (909) 364-2624


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Election-Related Documents
NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION OVERVIEW
The following information is provided as an overview of the election process for a seat on the Chino Hills City Council.  Elections are consolidated with the Statewide General Election which is held on the first Tuesday, following the first Monday in November of even numbered years.  Terms are staggered so that three seats are available during one election cycle and two seats are available during the next cycle.  If you would like additional information or are interested in running for election, please contact the City Clerk at (909) 364-2624. 
     
The General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for the election of two (2) City Council members, one each from Districts 3 and 5 for a full terms of four (4) years each. 

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The election is being consolidated with the Presidential General Election.  To view all offices up for election, please contact the San Bernardino Registrar of Voters.

Nomination Period


The Nomination Period for Districts 3 and 5 will begin on Monday, July 13, 2020 and closes on August 7, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.  If an incumbent does not file within the stated filing period, the nomination period will be extended five (5) days and will close on August 12, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. for all interested persons other than the incumbent for that seat only.

Nomination papers must be obtained in person, by appointment only at the City of Chino Hills, Office of the City Clerk, 14000 City Center Drive, Chino Hills.  To schedule an appointment please call (909) 364-2624.  Due to COVID-19 protocols, Masks are mandatory and must be worn at all times.

Election Calendar

Jul 13 - Aug 7 Filing period for Nomination Papers (by appointment only - call (909) 364-2624 to schedule)
Aug 12 Last day to file Nomination Papers - Extended filing period if incumbent does not file
Aug 13 Secretary of State to determine order of names on Ballot
Sep 7 - Oct 20 Filing period for Write-in Candidates (by appointment only - call (909) 364-2624 to schedule)
Sep 19 First day political signs may be erected (Political Sign regulations)
Sep 24 Last day to file 1st Pre-election Campaign Statement
Oct 5 First day for mailing Vote by Mail Ballots to Voters' mailboxes 
Oct 13 Last day to mail Voter Information Guides
Oct 19 Last day to register to Vote
Oct 20 - Nov 3 Conditional voter Registration period
Oct 22 Last day to file 2nd Pre-election Campaign Statement
Oct 27 Last day to publish Notice of Nominees
Oct 31 - Nov 2 In person voting at polling locations from 8 am to 5 pm www.sbcountyelections.com
Nov 3 ELECTION DAY, polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm
Nov 13 Last day to remove political signs
Dec 3 Deadline to complete official Canvass and certify results

New By-District Voting


The City of Chino Hills has changed how Council Members are elected and switched from an at-large election system to a district-based election system.  Voters will only vote for the City Council position up for election in their specified district.  The following districts are up for election in the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election.  Those seats are currently served by the following Council Members whose current terms are at-large.  

  • District 3: Art Bennett, term ends November 2020
  • District 5: Cynthia Moran, term ends November 2020

Find Your District


Residents can look up their district by using an interactive map online. 
Please follow these directions:
  • Single-Family Homes: enter street address in search box.
  • Condominiums: enter street address in search box.
  • Apartment Homes: type “apartment” in the search box for a list of apartment complexes (scroll through list).
  • Mobile Homes: type “mobile home” in the search box for a list of mobile home parks (scroll through list).
Find Your District

Why Did the Election System Change?

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) sent a

 letter 

to the City in August of 2016 which asserted that the City was in violation of the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 because the Latino vote was diluted, and Latino voters were prevented from electing candidates of their choice. MALDEF demanded that the City convert to a district-based election system. Cities throughout California and the United States have faced similar challenges and elections for many public agencies are changing from at-large elections to by-district elections. 

A significant public process was undertaken in 2017 to provide information to the community, and to provide opportunities for public input regarding district boundaries. The City’s consultant developed four maps, and residents presented four maps, which were all reviewed at public meetings. The City Council selected a preferred map and the districts were set by 

Ordinance 

No. 312, which was passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the Chino Hills City Council on July 11, 2017. When the results of the 2020 Census provide new demographic data, the community will be required to review the district boundaries again.


The Office of the City Clerk            

   


The City Clerk is the local election official and coordinates with the County of San Bernardino in the conduct of municipal elections.  Duties of the elections official include: Prepare necessary resolutions calling for general and special municipal elections Coordinate the candidate nomination process Receipt and process of initiative, referendum, and recall petitions Declare Election Results

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