GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
There are major changes coming to our General Municipal Elections process. The City’s General Municipal Elections will now be held in even-numbered years and consolidated with California State elections conducted by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The next General Municipal Election will be held on March 3, 2020, for four seats on the City Council. The ballot will reflect three seats of four-year terms and one seat for a two-year term. Individuals seeking to be elected will need to designate their preference to run for either a four-year seat or the two-year seat.
The nomination period for the March 3, 2020 General Municipal Election begins on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. and closes on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.(Extended to December 11, 2019, see Notice of Extension below).
Persons interested in seeking office may contact the City Clerk’s Office at (818) 790-8880 for additional information. Office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except holidays. The City Clerk’s office is located on the second floor of City Hall.
A NEW VOTING EXPERIENCE IN 2020
Moving the election date to the State Primary election run by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is just one of the many changes coming. In 2020, Los Angeles County will transition from polling places to vote centers. This new model will allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County over an 11-day period. The Vote Center Placement Project’s (VCPP) core mission is to identify and place accessible and convenient vote center locations throughout Los Angeles County.
Voters who have subscribed for the County’s “vote-by-mail” program will still received mailed ballots and may rail them back upon completion or drop-off at any official Vote Center.
To verify your voter registration status, get updated election information or for information on where you go to vote, log onto the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s website at http://www.lavote.net/ or call (800) 815-2666.