November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election

UPCOMING CANDIDATE DEBATES/FORUMS

Candidate forums/debates for the November 8 general municipal election have been scheduled. All forums will be recorded for later broadcast and streaming. 

Hosted by:       Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
What:               PVPUSD Election Forum
Where:             Fred Hesse Community Park, McTaggart Hall, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes
When:              Monday, September 12 at 7:00 P.M.
Information:     Click here for additional information
Video Link:      Click here to view the forum video

Hosted by:       Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
What:               City Council Candidates Forum
Where:             Fred Hesse Community Park, McTaggart Hall, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes
When:              Monday, September 19 at 7:00 P.M.
Information:     Click here for additional information
Video Link:      Click here to view the forum video        

Hosted by:       Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce/CHOA
What:               City Council Candidates Forum
Where:             Fred Hesse Community Park, McTaggart Hall, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes
When:              Wednesday, September 28 at 
7:00 P.M.
Information:     Click here for additional information
Video Link:        

Hosted by:       League of Women Voters PV/SP and PVP Chamber of Commerce
What:               PVPUSD School Board Election Forum
Where:             Via Zoom
When:              Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 P.M.
Zoom Link:       
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89873706407 

Hosted by:       League of Women Voters PV/SP and PVP Chamber of Commerce
What:               City Council Candidates Forum
Where:             Via Zoom
When:              Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 P.M.
Zoom Link:       
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82089833827 

Hosted by:       League of Women Voters PV/SP
What:               Ballot Measure Presentation
Where:             Via Zoom 
When:              Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 P.M.
Zoom Link:       TBA

For more information regarding UPCOMING CANDIDATE FORUMS hosted by League of Women Voters via zoom: https://www.lwvpalosverdes.org/

Nomination Period for City Council Candidates

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will hold its General Municipal Election on November 8, 2022, for three City Council seats.   The nomination period for candidates will begin on Monday, July 18 and will close on Friday, August 12, at 5:00 p.m.    If an eligible incumbent has not filed during this time, the nomination period is extended to Wednesday, August 17, at 5:00 p.m. 

During the nomination period, election manuals will be available from the City Clerk’s Office.  To allow ample time with each candidate, an appointment is required to pick up as well as return one’s candidate nomination papers. Please allow up to an hour for each appointment. For an appointment please call (310) 544-5217 or email cityclerk@rpvca.gov.

For additional information on the November election, please contact the City Clerk's office at (310) 544-5217 or email cityclerk@rpvca.gov

IMPORTANT DATES:

July 18 – August 12 - Nomination Period
October 10 – Mailing of Vote by Mail Ballots by the County
October 18 – Mailing of Official Sample Ballot Booklets by the County
October 24 – Last day to register to vote for this election
November 8 – ELECTION DAY
November 8, 8:00 P.M. – Last day for VBM ballots to be received or turned in personally by the voter at any polling place in the County.

ELECTION RESOLUTIONS & AGENDA REPORTS:

June 7, 2022 Agenda Report

Resolution 2022-31 Calling for a General Municipal Election for Candidates in RPV on November 8, 2022

Resolution 2022-32 Requesting Consolidation with LA County for the November 8, 2022 Election

Resolution 2022-33 Candidate Statement Regulations

DATE OF ELECTION

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Voting Centers open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This election will be conducted by Los Angeles County, who will print and mail the sample ballots, determine polling centers and precinct officers, process absentee ballot applications, and conduct the tabulation (canvass) of the votes. In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order relating to COVID-19, all registered voters in the November 8, 2022 Rancho Palos Verdes Election will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot. The Registrar Recorder’s office will provide safe and secure Vote Centers (in a reduced number) that follow all of the public health and safety guidelines, such as: social distancing of 6 feet; Election Workers wearing protective gloves and masks; wiping down surfaces and Ballot Marking devices after every voter; and, limiting the number of voters in the voting area at one time.

Notice of Election (PDF)

EARLY VOTING AT HESSE PARK

Hesse Park is designated as an early voting center November 5 through November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and November 8 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Additional early vote centers will be open throughout the Peninsula and neighboring cities. Once locations are confirmed with the County the information will be posted on this webpage. 

On Election Day residents can locate their polling place by using the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s website at https://lavote.gov/locator.

VOTING BY MAIL

All registered voters will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot to ensure safe and accessible voting.

There are multiple options to return your ballot:

  • By mail- with no postage necessary (ballot must be postmarked by November 8)
  • At any Vote Center in L.A. County (to be determined early October)
  • At any Vote by Mail drop box

There is a permanent drop box available at City Hall (near the flagpole) which will be accessible beginning the week of October 10. Ballots will be picked up daily by County officials.

TRACKING YOUR BALLOT

To receive text messages, emails or automated voice messages regarding your vote by mail ballot confirming that your ballot was received, visit: https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/ 

ORDER OF NAMES ON BALLOT

Have you ever wondered why candidates’ names do not appear in standard alphabetical order on ballots? In 1975 legislation was passed in response to court rulings declaring that standard alphabetical order or incumbent-first, was unconstitutional. Pursuant to Elections Code section 13112 a randomized alphabet drawing is held by the Secretary of State, on the 82nd day before an election, to determine the order of the names. 

Per the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk the City's order of names on the ballot needed correction. 

Please see the corrected order for Rancho Palos Verdes’ qualified candidates below: 

  1. Kevin Jay Yourman
  2. David L. Bradley
  3. Michele P. Carbone
  4. Stephen Perestam
  5. Paul Seo 
  6. Barbara Ferraro
NameContact InformationDate Nomination Papers IssuedDate Nomination Papers SubmittedQualified Candidate
Paul Seo
Work: 213-373-4693
Email: paulseo66@gmail.com
7/18/22

8/3/22

Yes
Steve Perestam
Work: 310-600-7906
Email: steve@electperestam.com
7/18/22
8/5/22
Yes
Barbara J. Ferraro

Home: 310-377-1592
Cell: 310-528-7111
Email: barbara.ferraro@rpvca.gov
7/18/22

8/10/22

Yes
David L. Bradley
Home: 310-832-6477
Email: bradley_4_rpv_cc@earthlink.net
7/18/22
8/8/22
Yes
Michele Carbone

Phone: 424-445-8906
Email: carbone4rpvcc@gmail.com
8/1/22

8/12/22

Yes
Kevin Yourman

Cell: 310-265-3438
Email: kevin.yourman@rpvca.gov 
Website: Click here for Kevin Yourman for RPV City Council Facebook page
8/10/22

8/12/22

Yes


CAMPAIGN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

The Political Reform Act requires candidates and committees to file campaign statements by specified deadlines disclosing contributions received and expenditures made. These documents are public and may be audited by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to ensure that voters are fully informed and improper practices prohibited. It is the responsibility of candidates and committees to understand the rules regulating their campaigns in California. 

The FPPC provides free, expert advice at their toll free number: (866) ASK FPPC (275-3772) or you may go to their website at: http://www.fppc.ca.gov. All campaign forms and most manuals and instructions are available on their website.  More information about the requirements can be found here: http://www.fppc.ca.gov/learn/campaign-rules/where-and-when-to-file-campaign-statements/when-to-file-campaign-statements-state-local-filing-schedules.html. The law also requires certain disclosures on campaign literature.

Failure to comply with these filing forms and deadlines can result in prosecution and fines of up to $5,000 per violation.

CAMPAIGN STATEMENTS

Click the following link to view campaign filings for Candidates which is available in our Document Center.

Candidate Campaign Filings

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. (closed sessions starts at 6:00 p.m.). Special or adjourned City Council meetings may be held as needed.

COMPENSATION

Members of the City Council will each be compensated for their services in the sum of $400 per month. Members of the City Council may also receive reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of official duties on behalf of the city.

MAYOR

The Mayor is appointed every 12 months on a rotational basis by the City Council.

REGISTERED VOTERS

Rancho Palos Verdes has an estimated 30,730 registered voters as of March 2022.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Voter Registration forms are available at: Los Angeles County Clerk-Registrar/Recorder’s Office website (www.lavote.gov); California Secretary of State’s Office website (www.sos.ca.gov); or post offices and local libraries.

Register to Vote HERE with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Check your Voter Registration Status HERE.

For more information on registering to vote you may visit the Secretary of State’s Frequently Asked Questions.

  1. Teri Takaoka

    City Clerk

  2. Vacant

    Deputy City Clerk

  3. City Clerk


    Physical Address
    30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


    Directions

    Phone: 310-544-5217
    Fax: 310-544-5291

    Hours
    Monday through Thursday
    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Friday
    7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday and Saturday
    Closed


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