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Election Information

March 7, 2017 - General Municipal Election

OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION

COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT ONE  For a term to expire March 31, 2021 
COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT TWO For a term to expire March 31, 2021 
COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT FOUR  For a term to expire March 31, 2021 
MAYOR For a term to expire March 31, 2021 
CITY ATTORNEY For a term to expire March 31, 2021 
THREE (3) MEMBERS OF THE REDONDO BEACH
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION  
For terms to expire March 31, 2021 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

Office of City Council:

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 residing 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 nomination papers or the date of his/her appointment.

Office of Mayor:

Redondo Beach City Charter, Article VIII. Section 8.1. Mayor, eligibility. No person shall be eligible to file as a candidate or hold office as Mayor 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 City Attorney:

Redondo Beach City Charter, Article X. Section 11.2 City Attorney. No person shall be eligible for the office of City Attorney unless he/she shall have been admitted to practice as an attorney at law before the Supreme Court of the State of California, and shall have been engaged in the active practice of law in the State of California for at least five (5) years preceding his appointment or election.

Office of Member of Board of Education:

Redondo Beach City Charter Article XVI. Redondo Beach Unified School District. Sec. 16.1. 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.

NOMINATION/DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY PERIOD 

The nomination period is Monday, November 14, 2016 – Monday, December 12, 2016, 5:30 p.m.  A large number of candidates are anticipated, therefore early filing is encouraged. 

BECOMING A CANDIDATE

Those interested in becoming a candidate for the March 7, 2017 election must file nomination papers with the City Clerk during the nomination period.  To become a candidate, please contact the City Clerk at (310) 318-0656 or email at eleanor.manzano@redondo.org to schedule your appointment.

FILING PROCESS

Requesting and receiving candidate filing papers

This process will take approximately an hour to review the Candidate Handbook and associated forms for becoming a candidate. This time will include 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 will 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 at eleanor.manzano@redondo.org to schedule your appointment.

Filing completed candidate filing papers

This process may also take up to a 1 hour to process.  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 at eleanor.manzano@redondo.org to schedule your appointment.

RELATED LINKS

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

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

Smart Voter Information
http://www.smartvoter.org/

California Online Voter Registration
http://registertovote.ca.gov/

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.net/

  • Smart Voter where you can find information on all aspects of the elections in Los Angeles County and the State of California. http://www.smartvoter.org/
  • How to become a pollworker and where to get training;
  • How to Vote by Mail or to become a permanent Vote by Mail voter;
  • What to bring if you need to prove your identity when you go to the poll;
  • How to look up your polling place;
  • Finding voting materials in other languages
  • 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
(844) 743-8153 - Election Inquiries

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