City of Concord, California

Voting and Election Information

City Clerk
Joelle FocklerJoelle Fockler
City Clerk
(925) 671-3390
Serves as the local Elections Official and administers democratic processes to assure all legislative actions are properly recorded and city records available to the public. The City Clerk acts as a compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act.

Election Information

Concord is a General Law city, governed by a City Council comprised of five elected members who serve at large for four-year terms.

Important Information

About Concord Municipal Elections

Secretary of State. Register to VoteMunicipal elections are held on even-numbered years, in November, in accordance with Concord Municipal Code Chapter 2.35, Section 2.35.010. Councilmember terms overlap, with three Councilmembers elected one year and the other two elected two years later. The Councilmembers chose amongst themselves who will serve as Mayor and Vice Mayor. The Mayor currently serves a two-year term and the Vice Mayor a one-year term The City Councilmembers also serve as the Local Reuse Authority for the Concord Naval Weapons Station, Successor Agency to the Concord Redevelopment Agency, and Concord/Pleasant Hill Health Care District.

Residents interested in learning more about elections or who desire information on becoming a candidate can contact City Clerk Joelle Fockler at (925) 671-3390 or via email at To seek office, candidates must be 18 years of age, registered voters at their current residence in the City of Concord and not disqualified from holding office by the Constitution or laws of the State of California.

There is no filing fee.

The City Councilmembers are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests (Form 700) with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained from City Clerk or the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

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