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Elections Information 2024

ATTENTION CANDIDATES: AC Transit is in the process of transitioning to a seven-ward election system for members of the Board of Directors that will be phased in over the 2024 and 2026 election cycles. If approved, at-large elections will be eliminated. For more information on this transition, please click here.

Notwithstanding the transition to a seven-ward election system, qualifications of Office for the November 5, 2024 General Election (See Transit District Law Public Utilities Code) are as follows:

  • Candidates must be a resident and voter of the District (PUC §24801).
  • Any person may be nominated for the office of director upon written petition of a minimum 50 qualified voters of the ward in which a candidate resides and wishes to represent or 100 qualified signatures of the district for candidates seeking an at large position on the Board (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 your county. 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. 

Additional Information

Open Letter to Candidates
List of Incumbents
Transit District Law
Resolution No. 22-007 Ward Boundaries
Resolution No. 22-015 Consolidation of Elections
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