General Municipal Elections
General Municipal elections are consolidated with San Bernardino County in November on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of even-numbered years to elect Mayor, members of the City Council, Treasurer and to consider local ballot measures. From time to time, the City will hold Special Elections.
The offices of Mayor and City Treasurer are elected at-large and beginning with the November 6, 2018 election, Councilmembers are elected by district. The terms of the offices are for four years and must be registered voters and city residents. The Mayor and City Council terms are staggered, with the Mayor and one Councilmember elected at one election and three Councilmembers elected at the next election. The City Treasurer is elected at the same election as the Mayor.
Municipal Election, November 2020
The next General Municipal Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The purpose of the election is to vote for Mayor, City Treasurer, and District 1 City Council Member, each with a four year term. In addition the City will hold a Special Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The purpose of the Special Election is to vote for District 3 City Council Member, to fill a vacancy with a term ending in November 2022.
- Information for potential candidates
- Ordinance 1871 regarding campaign contribution and spending limits
- Resolution No. 6543 Calling General Municipal Election for November 3, 2020
- Resolution No. 6544 Adopting Regulations for Candidates
- Resolution No. 6547 Calling Special Municipal Election for November 3, 2020
- Notice of General Municipal Election (English)
- Notice General Municipal Election (Spanish)
- Notice Special Municipal Election (English)
- Notice Special Municipal Election (Spanish)
Political Sign Permit - Statement of Understanding
In an effort to maintain our City’s municipal charm and aesthetics your cooperation is requested in adhering to the regulations regarding the posting of temporary political signs. Your respect for our community and subsequent cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Temporary political signs shall not be posted more than 45 days before an election. Special guidelines for political signs are outlined in the political sign permit statement of understanding and are available online in the Upland Municipal Code. The statement of understanding should be completed and submitted to the City Clerk's office before placing any signs in the City.
The person signing the political sign statement of understanding permit shall be held responsible in the event any political campaign sign issued on the permit is posted in violation of those stated regulations or is not removed within the post-election time allowance. Your compliance is solicited in advance to eliminate code enforcement action. Your cooperation is appreciated.