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Voter Registration forms are available at: Los Angeles County Clerk-Registrar/Recorder’s Office website (www.lavote.net); California Secretary of State’s Office website (www.sos.ca.gov); or post offices and local libraries.
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The City’s next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, with two (2) seats available on the City Council, each with a full term of fours years. 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.
The General Municipal Election, previously scheduled for November 3, 2020, has been canceled.On June 2, 2020, the City Council called for the General Municipal Election to be held for the election of two members of City Council. The nomination period began on July 13th and ended on August 7th, with only two candidates nominated – incumbents Mayor Cruikshank and Mayor Pro Tem Alegria, for the two open seats.Per Elections Code 10229, when this occurs, the local agency (City Council) is authorized to appoint to each office those nominated as though they were elected at a municipal election. This appointment also causes the previously scheduled election to be canceled and yields an approximate savings of over $100K to the City’s budget. The City Clerk has also been directed to not accept for filing any statement of a write in candidate which is submitted after the appointments are made.During the August 18, 2020, City Council meeting, the City Council appointed John Cruikshank and Eric Alegria to take office and serve exactly as though elected at a municipal election for a full term of four years. They will be sworn into office during the December 1st Regular City Council meeting.Agenda Report from August 18, 2020 Consideration and possible action to appoint persons nominated for Members of the City Council and cancel the General Municipal Election scheduled for November 3, 2020.Resolution 2020-48 Cancellation of the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election and Appointments to Office
Voters who wish to vote by mail must submit a written request to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Printed Vote by Mail Applications can also be found on the back cover page of your Official Sample Ballot booklet. Your written request must identify the election for which a ballot is being requested, and must contain the voter’s name and signature, registered address, and the address to which the ballot should be mailed. The signature of each person requesting a vote by mail ballot is required in order to verify the legitimacy of the application. If you will be unable to vote in person on Election Day, please visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s website by clicking the link below to complete and sign the application for a vote by mail ballot. Return the application to: Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk P.O. Box 30450 Los Angeles, Ca 90030-0450
Any registered voter may become a Permanent Vote by Mail voter. As a permanent vote by mail voter, you will no longer have to apply for future elections. A ballot will automatically be mailed to you for each election in which you are eligible to vote. A voter’s name shall be deleted from the permanent Vote by Mail voter list if he or she fails to return a Vote by Mail ballot for four consecutive statewide general elections. You may request an application for Permanent Vote By Mail status by calling (562) 466-1323 or by visiting the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s website by clicking the link below to complete and sign the application for Permanent Vote By Mail status. Return the application to: Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk P.O. Box 30450 Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450
There are three easy ways to become a Permanent Vote by Mail voter:
Download and complete the Request to Cancel Permanent Vote by Mail Status Application. You can also request an application by calling 1 (800) 815-2666 Option #2.
Return your completed signed application by one of the following methods:
Fax: (562) 864-6786
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMail application to:
Registrar-Recorder/County ClerkP.O. Box 30450Los Angeles, CA 90030-0450