2018 Candidate Handbook

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It is recommended that individuals interested in becoming a City Council candidate make an appointment with the City Clerk's Office beginning July 16, 2018, in order to obtain the official paperwork to run for Newport Beach City Council (949-644-3005 or cityclerk@newportbeachca.gov).


NOTE:  Using material from the web version of the 2018 Candidate's Handbook does not qualify a person to run for a seat on the Newport Beach City Council.

                 

2018 Candidate's Handbook

The 2018 Candidate's Handbook for the General Municipal Election is intended to provide general information for candidates and committees, and does not have the force and effect of law, regulation or rule. It is being made available with the understanding that the City Clerk of the City of Newport Beach is not rendering legal advice and, therefore, the handbook is not to be a substitute for legal counsel for the individual, organization and candidate using it.  The City Clerk strongly recommends that any prospective candidate obtain legal advice to assist in complying with applicable California laws, including the California Elections Code and California Government Code.

*  Denotes items that are required to be submitted to the City Clerk's Office at the time that the Nomination Papers are submitted.  All items (mandatory and optional, if submitted) are required to be turned in at the same time.

  Complete Candidate's Handbook

1

City Council Duties 

2

City Organizational Chart and Council District Map

3

Election Information Sheet

4

Candidate's Calendar

5

Sample Nomination Paper (the official Nomination Paper* will be provided at the time the candidate meets with the City Clerk's Office)

6

*FPPC Form 700  (Statement of Economic Interests) Information

7

Candidate's Statement Form [PDF format] (*if intending to have Candidate's Statement printed in the Sample Ballot);
Word Count Standard;
*Payment Agreement (if Candidate's Statement is being submitted); and
*Candidate Statement Waiver Form (if not being submitted)

8

Code of Fair Campaign Practices (optional)

9

Biographical Information Form (optional)

10

*Ballot Designation Worksheet;
County Ballot Designation Regulations; and
and Secretary of State Ballot Designation Regulations

11

FPPC Campaign Activity FAQs 

12

FPPC Campaign Workshops

13

FPPC Campaign Disclosure Manual 2

14

*FPPC Form 501 - Candidate Intention Statement (if not already submitted)

15

*FPPC Form 410 - Statement of Organization - Recipient Committee (if not already submitted)

16

Campaign Disclosure Filing Schedule

17

Chapter 1.25 of the Newport Beach Municipal Code (NBMC) - Campaign Contributions

18

FPPC Form 460 Recipient Committee Campaign Statement) Welcome Letter and Notification Letter

19

FPPC Additional Reports and FPPC Form 497 (24-Hr. Contribution Report) 

20

Administrative Policy for Assessing and Waiving Fines for the Late Filing of FPPC Regulated Documents

21

City and State Sign Guidelines and 
*Acknowledgment of City Sign Guidelines

22

City Seal Regulation;
FPPC Political Advertising Disclaimer;
Literature/Mass Mailing Requirements/Penal Provisions - Election Campaigns

23

City Council Agenda Packets

24

County Services and Important Phone Numbers/Websites

25

Election Day - Poll Watching Guidelines

26

Board, Commission and Committee Roster

27

Receipt of Nomination Materials

28

Candidate Checklist

 

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