2017 General Municipal Election
New in 2017
Pursuant to California Elections Code Section 1301, Ordinance No. 591, and the action taken by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on January 17, 2017, General Municipal Elections for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes will be changed from November in odd-numbered years to November in even-numbered years beginning in year 2020 to coincide with statewide election dates. As a result in the change in election date, the City Council Member terms of office that begin in 2017 will expire in November 2020, causing a three-year term instead of the traditional four-year term. The City Council Member terms of office that begin in November 2019 will expire in November 2022.
Elective office(s) to be Voted On
Two (2) Members of the City Council; for a full term of three (3) years; term expiring November 2020.
Eligibility Requirements to Run for City Elective Office
Those interested in running for office must:
A. Be a U.S. citizen. (Cal. Const., art. IV, § 2(c)1)
B. Be a registered voter and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time nomination papers are issued to the person. (Elections Code §201)
C. Be a resident of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes at least 15 days prior to the election. (Elections Code §321(a))
D. Not have served two consecutive terms as a Member of the City Council without a break in service of at least six months after the end of that person's last term of office. (RPVMC §2.04.060(c))
E. Not have been convicted of a felony involving accepting or giving, or offering to give, any bribe, the embezzlement of public money, extortion or theft of public money, perjury, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes. (Elections Code §20)
Nomination Period to Run for City Elective Office
The nomination period begins on Monday, July 17, 2017 and closes Friday August 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Nomination papers may be obtained by contacting the City Clerk at (310) 544-5208 or (310) 544-5217 to schedule an appointment. You may also send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Important information on becoming a candidate and required documents will be reviewed during your appointment.
Campaign filings for Elected Officials and Candidates, Ballot Measure Committees and others are available in our Document Center.
The City Clerk serves as the Elections Official and as the Filing Officer for all required and mandated election forms. The City Clerk administers federal, state and local procedures through which local government representatives are elected. The City Clerk assists candidates in meeting their campaign responsibilities before, during and after an election.
Emily Colborn, City Clerk
Teri Takaoka, Deputy City Clerk
Questions or Comments
City Clerk's Office
30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday
|Order of Names on the Ballot & Ballot Designations|
On November 15, 2016 City Council adopted Ordinance No. 591 to change the General Municipal Election dates to coincide with the Statewide General Elections held in November of even-numbered years; and to shorten the terms of the Candidates to facilitate the transition.
Ordinance No. 591
Please see the staff report and resolutions below calling and giving notice of the holding of a General Municipal Election on November 7, 2017; requesting consolidation with the County of Los Angeles; and, adopting regulations for Candidates' statements.
Resolution No. 2017-21 - Calling for the holding of a General Municipal Election
Resolution No. 2017-22 - Requesting consolidation with the County of Los Angeles
Resolution No. 2017-23 - Adopting regulations for Candidates' statements
Thu Aug. 17Randomized Alphabet Drawing by Secretary of State The Secretary of State shall hold a public drawing to determine the order of candidate names on the ballot by randomly drawing each letter of the alphabet.
Tue Oct. 10 - Tue Oct. 31Vote By Mail - First and Last Day to Apply Between these dates (10/10/17-10/31/17, both dates inclusive) applications may be filed. Applications received prior to the 29th day preceding the election will be kept and processed during this period.
Mon Oct. 23Voter Registration Closes Last day to transfer or register to vote in the election.