2022 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 18, 2022, 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 2022 Candidate's Handbook
does not qualify a person to run for a seat on the Newport Beach City Council.

                 

2022 Candidate's Handbook

The 2022 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 (large document)

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

 Elections Code Section 13308;
 Candidate's Statement Form [PDF format] (*if intending to have Candidate's Statement printed in the Sample Ballot);
 Character-Based Name Form;
 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; 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; and
 Chapter 1.26 of the Newport Beach Municipal Code (NBMC) - Electronic Filing

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/Prohibition of Campaign Signs on Utility Poles and 
 *Acknowledgment of City Sign Guidelines

22

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

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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