Filing period opens July 18 for BART Board of Directors


Filing period opens July 18 for BART Board of Directors

The filing period opens on Monday, July 18, 2016, for persons interested in being candidates in the November 8, 2016, general election for the BART policymaking Board of Directors. 

Five of the nine seats on the Board are up for election – all representing specific geographic districts in the BART District which includes Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties. 

The seats which are up for election include: 

BART District 1, which includes portions of Walnut Creek, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Danville, and San Ramon

BART District 3, which includes portions of Berkeley, Piedmont, Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, El Cerrito, San Leandro, and Castro Valley

BART District 5, which includes portions of Hayward, Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore

BART District 7, which includes portions of Richmond, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Emeryville, West Oakland, and the eastern edge of San Francisco

BART District 9, which includes portions of central San Francisco.

The filing period for the election extends from Monday, July 18th through 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2016. If an incumbent does not file for re-election by August 12th, the filing deadline for that seat will be extended by five days as prescribed by the Election Code. 

Election district boundaries are available at: http://www.bart.gov/about/bod/districts

Candidates must be registered voters and reside in the area they seek to represent. 

For Alameda County residents, nomination packets may be obtained and filed at the Registrar of Voters, 1225 Fallon Street, G-1 in Downtown Oakland, (510) 272-6933. 

For Contra Costa County residents, nomination packets may be picked up and filed at the Contra Costa County Elections Department, 555 Escobar Street in Martinez, (925) 335-7800. 

For San Francisco County residents, nomination packets may be picked up and filed at the City and County of San Francisco Elections Office at #1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlet Place, Room 48 in San Francisco, CA, (415) 554-4375.