Elections



If you would like additional information please contact City Clerk Angela Robles by phone at (909) 334-3306 or by email at AR
obles@cityofchino.org.

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General Municipal Elections are conducted in the City of Chino in November of even-numbered years. The next General Municipal Election is scheduled for November 2022 for the following offices:

           • Member of the City Council, District 2 – Full term of four (4) years 

           • Member of the City Council, District 3 – Full term of four (4) years

Other municipal elections, or special elections, may be called from time to time by the City Council. 

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General Council Election Information

City of Chino General Municipal Elections are conducted in November of even-numbered years and are consolidated with the County of San Bernardino. The next municipal election is November 2022.  

The office of Mayor is elected by the voters citywide (at-large) and the next election date for this office is November 2024. 

The election dates for the office of Council Member:

District 1 - November 2024
District 2 - November 2022
District 3 - November 2022
District 4 - November 2024 

Mayor and Council Members are non-partisan positions, each serve a four-year term, and are sworn in on the first Tuesday in December of even-numbered years. There are no term limits. Terms are staggered so that three seats are available during one election cycle and two seats are available during the next cycle.

City Council Eligibility

Any member of the public who meets the requirements below may run for public office in the City of Chino.

  • A candidate for the office of Mayor shall be at least 18 years of age, a resident and a registered voter within the City of Chino city limits at the time the nomination papers are issued.

  • Candidates for the office of Council Member shall be at least 18 years of age, a resident and a registered voter in the district they seek to represent at the time the nomination papers are issued.

Nomination Period

Nomination Papers will be available in the office of the City Clerk located at 13220 Central Avenue, Chino, CA in mid-2022. Persons seeking nomination must be a resident and a registered voter at the time the Nomination Papers are issued. For more information please contact the City Clerk’s office at (909) 334-3306.

Political Signs

City of Chino Municipal Code Chapter 16.05 requires individuals to file a Political Sign Registration form with the Development Services Department before displaying political signs. Forms are available at City Hall, Planning Division or by calling (909) 334-3253. Political signs may only be displayed commencing 45 days prior to a scheduled election and must be removed 5 days following the election.

Table 16.05-1—Sign Regulation Matrix
Classification Type, Number &
Location
Area Height Remarks
Political Signs (1) There shall be no restriction as to the maximum number of permitted signs.
(2) Signs may only be placed on private property.
16 SF per sign. No requirement. (1) Any candidate, or his/her designee, or the proponents of a ballot measure who seek to utilize political signs, shall first register with the Community Development Department on a City registration form.
(2) Political sign(s) may only be displayed or erected within 45 days preceding an election. All such signs shall be removed within 5 days following the election.
(3) No political sign shall be placed or affixed to a tree, fence, wall, post, equipment, nor any structure by any means.
(4) Political signs are prohibited from being displayed on public facilities and rights-of-way, including but not limited to any curb, gutter, sidewalk or utility pole.
(5) No political sign shall be erected without first obtaining permission of the property owner whereupon the sign is placed.