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2024 Board of Directors Election Information

On December 13, 2023, the Board of Directors adopted Ordinance 20, implementing the transition to a seven-ward election system. Once the transition is complete in November 2026, there will no longer be at-large directors on the AC Transit Board. Read the press release.

Starting with the November 5, 2024, State-Wide General Election, the offices that will be up for election will be as follows:

  • Wards 1, 2 and 6 (View Maps Here)

Qualifications of Office for the November 5, 2024 General Election are as follows:

  • Candidates must be a resident and voter of the respective ward from which they are nominated (PUC §24801).
  • Any person may be nominated for the office of director upon written petition of a minimum of 50 qualified voters of the ward in which a candidate resides and wishes to represent (PUC §24826, 24827).
  • The nomination paper shall include a filing fee in the amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) in lieu of signatures.
  • All nomination papers shall be filed with, and all in-lieu fees shall be paid to, the county elections official in the county or counties in which the candidate is running.

Nomination petitions and campaign reporting materials are prepared as a separate packet and can only be obtained from the elections office in the county where the candidate resides. Alameda County residents can obtain these materials from the Alameda County Registrar of Voters Office at 1225 Fallon Street, G-1, Oakland (510) 272-6933.  The Contra Costa Elections Department has advised that Contra Costa County residents may obtain materials at the Contra Costa County Election Office, 555 Escobar Street, in Martinez.  Call (925) 335-7800 for more information. 

Transit District Law
Ordinance 20 (Plan Jade Ward Boundaries)
Board Policy 123 – Compensation for Directors
Board Policy 140 – Candidate Statement Costs
Board Policy 145 – Political and Campaign Activities
Board Policy 101 – Board of Directors Rules of Procedure
Internal & External Liaison Committee Assignments