SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and its impact on elections:

California Executive Order N-64-20 requires that each county’s elections official send vote-by-mail ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election to all registered voters. Californians who may need access to in-person voting opportunities - including individuals with disabilities, individuals who speak languages other than English, individuals experiencing homelessness, and others - will still be able to access in-person voting opportunities. To access the governor’s executive order, please click on the following link: Executive Order N-64-20. For information on how to vote by mail please click on the following link to view a YouTube video created by the Riverside County Registrar of Voters : Vote-by-mail Voting Instructional Video. Once available, a link to ballot drop-off locations and voting sites will be linked here.

CITY of hemet municipal elections:

The City of Hemet holds a General Election in November of every even-numbered year for the purpose of electing Members of City Council and a City Treasurer. Additionally, ballot measures affecting the City of Hemet may appear on the ballot. The City consolidates its election activities with those of the Riverside County Registrar of Voter’s Office, which provides for voter registration, ballot materials, polling places and other critical election functions. Other Special Elections may be held when necessary.


General Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years, concurrent with the statewide elections. Timing of Special Elections will vary. The next Hemet General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

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Council Members shall be elected in council districts 1, 3 and 4 beginning at the general municipal election in November 2016, and every four years thereafter. Council members shall be elected from council districts 2 and 5 beginning at the general municipal election in November 2018, and every four years thereafter. The City Treasurer is elected at-large for a term of 4 years. No elected official for the City of Hemet shall serve more three terms of office. 

A consolidated municipal election will be held in the City of Hemet on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 for the following offices:

Three (3) Council Member seats for District 1, District 3, and District 2 currently held by:
District 1Karlee Meyer
District 3Michael Perciful
District 4Bonnie Wright

and one (1) Treasurer seat, elected at large, currently held by:
At-largeJudith Oltman


Residents interested in running for office for the November 3, 2020 General Consolidated Elections are encouraged to contact the City Clerk’s Office early for information about required paperwork and filing deadlines. Candidates must be registered to vote in the City of Hemet. 

  • City of Hemet City Clerk’s Office
  • City Hall, 445 E. Florida Avenue, Hemet, CA 92543 (Mon. - Thur., 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
  • Phone (951) 765-2307
  • Email City Clerk: cjames@cityofhemet.org

The City Clerk’s Office of the City of Hemet is the receiving agency for nomination papers for City Council and Treasurer candidates. Potential candidates, and citizens interested in more information about candidates, are encouraged to contact the City Clerk at (951) 765-2307 or via email at cjames@cityofhemet.org.  

Individuals who intend to run for office must file certain Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) forms with the City Clerk’s Office before soliciting campaign contributions or making campaign expenditures. In order for a candidate’s name to appear on the ballot, the candidate must obtain a candidate materials binder from the City Clerk’s Office, and submit all required nomination paperwork; including a petition signed by other city voters within the candidate’s district unless office is at-large, during a specified nomination period (filling period). Other filing requirements include FPPC forms disclosing certain economic interests and information about campaign contributions and expenditures.

The official nominating (filing) period opens in mid July and closes in August of election years. The nominating period will be extended by five days if an eligible incumbent for the office has announced they will decline to file. The nomination period for the November 3, 2020 Elections is from July 13 - August 6, 2020, Monday - Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Request an appointment with City Clerk staff here: Schedule a Candidate Orientation Meeting

Click here to see the Notice of Election.

Haga clic aqui para ver el aviso de elección.

All candidates must file with the City Clerk a Form 501 (Candidate Intention Statement) before soliciting/receiving contributions. Below is a list of forms with explanations of who must file the form. If you have any questions about your obligations under the Fair Political Reform Act, you can always request advice from the FPPC. 

Brief ExplanationForm Number
Candidate Intention StatementForm 501
Statement of Economic Interests (and Amendments Schedules)Form 700
Statement of OrganizationForm 410
Recipient Committee Campaign StatementForm 460
Officeholder/Candidate Campaign Statement -Short Form and Form 470 SupplementForm 470
24-hour/10 day Independent Expenditure ReportForm 497

Please see the Fair Political Practices Commission Filing Schedule for Candidates and Controlled Committees for Local Office Listed on the November 3, 2020 Ballot 

Image of Fair Political Practice Schedule for Candidates of November 3, 2020 Elections

Election District Map:

To find out in which district you reside, please consult the interactive Elections District Map below. A PDF version can be found here: Election District Map (PDF).

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Ballot Measures affecting the City of Hemet may be specific to the City or a part of a countywide initiative. The City of Hemet City Council may add a measure to ballot, or a measure may be added by a citizen or entity who submits a qualifying petition. 

The City of Hemet City Clerk’s Office is the receiving agency for petitions for the placement of Hemet-specific measures on the ballot. State law governs the timing and form of ballot measure petitions and potential proponents are strongly encouraged to contact the City Clerk for more information before undertaking petitioning activities.

Voter Eligibility and Registration:

In order to be eligible to vote in California, an individual must be a United States citizen, a resident of California, and 18 years of age or older on Election Day (16- and 17- year-olds may pre-register). In order to vote in a City of Hemet election, an individual must be registered to vote at an address in Hemet. 

Candidate and Committee information:

Election Notices and campaign filings (FPPC forms announcing the intent to solicit contributions, announcing the formation of a committee, disclosing donor names and donation amounts, etc.) for City of Hemet candidates and committees for the November 3, 2020 Election can be viewed below:

Candidate NameOfficeForms

Campaign Signs:

Please click here to see Campaign Sign regulations in the City of Hemet established by Ordinance No. 1885. 

Additional Resources and documents:

Executive Order N-64-20
Vote-by-mail Voting Instructional Video
Register to Vote
Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC)
Elections District Map
Riverside County Registrar of Voters
Secretary of State 2020 Elections
Campaign Sign regulations 
Notice of Election