General Municipal Election

March 7, 2023 - General Municipal Election

OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION

Councilmember District Three For a term to expire March 31, 2027
Councilmember District Five For a term to expire March 31, 2027
City Clerk For a term to expire March 31, 2027
City Treasurer For a term to expire March 31, 2027
Two (2) members of the
Redondo Beach Unified School District Board of Education
For a term to expire March 31, 2027

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

 

Office of City Council:
Redondo Beach City Charter, Article VI. Section 6.1. City Council, eligibility. No person shall be eligible to file as a candidate for or hold office as a member of the City Council unless such person shall be registered to vote at an address within the district he/she seeks to represent at the time of filing his/her nomination papers, and shall have been a resident of the City for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding the date of such filing. In addition, the candidate for City Council either by election or appointment, shall have been a resident of the district which such person seeks to represent for at least thirty (30) days immediately prior to filing his/her nomination papers or the date of his/her appointment.

Office of City Clerk:
Redondo Beach City Charter, Article X. Section 10.3. No person shall be eligible to file as a candidate or hold office as City Clerk under Article X unless such person shall be a registered voter of the City of Redondo Beach at the time of filing his/her nomination papers and shall have been a resident of the City for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding the date of such filing or appointment.

Redondo Beach City Charter, Article XI. Section 11. No person shall be eligible to file as a candidate or hold office as City Clerk, unless he/she has successfully completed, with a passing grade, at least 15 units consisting of the following courses: elementary accounting; intermediate accounting; advanced accounting; auditing; and municipal and and governmental accounting.  Said courses shall have been completed at a collegiate institution, either in residence or in extension, or in a recognized private school of equal educational standard. Five years experience in municipal accounting, in a responsible position, may be substituted for the educational requirements.

Office of City Treasurer:
Redondo Beach City Charter, Article X. Section 10.3. No person shall be eligible to file as a candidate or hold office as City Treasurer under Article X unless such person shall be a registered voter of the City of Redondo Beach at the time of filing his/her nomination papers and shall have been a resident of the City for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding the date of such filing or appointment.

Office of Member of Board of Education:
Redondo Beach City Charter Article XVI, Section 16.1 Redondo Beach Unified School District. Board members. No person shall be eligible to hold the office of member of the Board of Education unless he/she shall have been a resident of the territory included in the Redondo Beach Unified School District for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding the date of filing his/her declaration of candidacy.

PRE-ELECTION INFORMATION FOR MARCH 7, 2023
NOMINATION/DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY PERIOD
The nomination period for this Election is Monday, November 14, 2022 – Friday, December 9, 2022, 5:30 p.m. The filing period shall be extended to Wednesday, December 14, 2022 if an incumbent does not file for that incumbent’s elective office during the regular nomination period.

For planning purposes, please note that during the nomination period City Hall is closed November 18, 24, 25 and December 2, 2022.

BECOMING A CANDIDATE

Those interested in becoming a candidate for the March 7, 2023 election must file nomination papers with the City Clerk during the nomination period. To become a candidate, beginning Monday, October 24, 2022 please contact the City Clerk at (310) 318-0656 or email Eleanor.Manzano@redondo.org to schedule your appointment beginning November 14, 2022, and ends December 9, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Please review Redondo Beach Ordinance O-2022-3243-22 (effective November 10, 2022) before making, soliciting or receiving contributions for candidacy for Redondo Beach elective offices for Mayor, City Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer and School Board members.  Maximum allowable campaign contribution limits for these elective offices are adjusted biennially, beginning June 2023.  Current Campaign Contribution Limits (11/22). Campaign limits for other elective offices are set by state statute.

FILING PROCESS

Requesting and receiving candidate filing papers  (October 2022)

This process will take approximately one hour to review the Candidate Handbook and associated forms for becoming a candidate. This includes an individual interview with the City Clerk. Review of all required documents and forms will be done and many of the “technical” questions will be answered. Some questions may be referred to the FPPC (Fair Political Practices Commission) or the Secretary of State.  During your meeting, the City Clerk will provide you with a candidate handbook, and all the necessary forms for your candidacy.  Please contact the City Clerk at (310) 318-0656 or email Eleanor.Manzano@redondo.org to schedule your appointment.  The nomination period closes December 9, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Filing completed candidate nomination papers

This process may also take up to one hour to complete.  The City Clerk will review your nomination papers and related documents to make sure all necessary requirements are met. Please contact the City Clerk at (310) 318-0656 or email Eleanor.Manzano@redondo.org to schedule your appointment.

The City Clerk’s office will update this web page if there are any COVID-19 related issues for consideration during this process.

Additional Information and Public Notices:

 

 


October 19, 2022 - Special Election (All Mailed Ballot Election)

FINAL RESULTS (pdf)

DETAILED CUMULATIVE REPORT - FINAL RESULTS (pdf)

PRECINCTS REPORT (pdf)

SEMI-FINAL RESULTS AS OF CLOSE OF POLLS 10/19/22 (pdf)

 

A Special Election was called for October 19th for:

Recall & Candidate related documents


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RELATED LINKS
Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder
http://www.lavote.net/

California Secretary of State
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/

Smart Voter Information - L.A. County and State Election Information
https://votersedge.org/ca/page/smartvoter

California Online Voter Registration
http://registertovote.ca.gov/
Last day to register to vote in the Redondo Beach General Municipal Election of March 7, 2023, is Tuesday, February 20, 2023.

To learn more about the election process and online voter services visit the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk website at 
http://www.lavote.gov/:

  • How to Vote by Mail or to become a permanent Vote by Mail* voter
    *Important Note:  for the purpose of the Redondo Beach General Municipal Election of March 7, 2023, every registered voter in the City will receive a Vote-by-Mail ballot. There are no polling places/vote centers scheduled for this General Municipal Election.
  • How to find your voting district

Should you need additional information please call the City Clerk's office to let us know how we can assist. Your comments are most welcome.

Eleanor Manzano, City Clerk
415 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-0656