2017 General Municipal Election
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will hold its General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for two City Councilmember seats. The City consolidates its election activities with the County of Los Angeles, which provides for voter registration, ballot materials, polling places and other critical elections functions.
Vote by Mail Drop-Off
City Hall will be a Vote by Mail Drop-Off location for the November 7th Municipal Election. Beginning Tuesday, October 10 through Monday, November 6 during regular business hours Vote by Mail voters can easily and securely drop off their VBM ballot at the front lobby at City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd.
Secured ballot boxes will be available in 17 locations throughout Los Angeles County for voters to drop off their ballot before Election Day. Click the link below to view the list of all locations and additional information.
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 email@example.com. 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
|Krista Johnson||58 Avenida Corona
RPV, CA 90275
|Home: (310) 514-3067
Work: (310) 508-3201
|Ben Kelly||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||7/19/17||8/11/17||Yes|
|Dave Emenhiser||6620 Channelview Court
RPV, CA 90275
|Work: (310) 944-8404
|John Cruikshank||28364 S. Western Ave., Ste.347
RPV, CA 90275
|Mathew Vitalich||28364 S. Western Ave., #66
RPV, CA 90275
|Work: (310) 824-3890
|Eric Alegria||3432 Palo Vista Dr.
RPV, CA 90275
|Home: (213) 503-7984
|Order of Names on the Ballot & Ballot Designations|
|Dave Emenhiser||Businessman/City Commissioner|
|Eric Alegria||Finance Boardmember/ Businessman|
|John Cruikshank||Planning Commissioner/ Engineer|
|Krista Johnson||Executive/Financial Boardmember|
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
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.
Tue Oct. 24 - Tue Nov. 7New Citizen Eligibility to Register and Vote Persons who become citizens after the close of registration may register to vote and vote up to Election Day. You must register to vote and vote at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorders Norwalk main office only. New citizens must present a Certificate of Naturalization and declare that they have established residence in Los Angeles County.