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Election Information

March 3, 2015 - General Municipal Election

OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION

COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT THREE                               For a term to expire March 31, 2019
COUNCIL MEMBER DISTRICT FIVE                                  For a term to expire March 31, 2019
CITY CLERK                                                                  For a term to expire March 31, 2019
CITY TREASURER                                                         For a term to expire March 31, 2019
TWO (2) MEMBERS OF THE REDONDO BEACH
UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION         For a term to expire March 31, 2019

MEASURE

Measure B  [Proposed Text]

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 [receding 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 CITY CLERK:
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.

No person shall be eligible for the office of the 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 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:
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.  Redondo Beach Unified School District
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.

Members of the Board of Education are elected at large by a plurality of votes cast.  Under the California Education Code, candidates for School Board must file a Declaration of Candidacy but are not required to circulate or file Nomination Papers.  However, candidates seeking a seat on the Redondo Beach Unified School District Board must meet all other filing requirements. 

NOMINATION PERIOD
Nominations will be open on November 10, 2014 and close of nominations/declarations is Friday, December 5, 2014.  A large number of candidates are anticipated, therefore early filing is encouraged. 

BECOMING A CANDIDATE
Those interested in becoming a candidate for the March 3, 2015 election must file nomination papers with the City Clerk during the nomination period.  To become a candidate, please visit the City Clerk at City of Redondo Beach, 415 Diamond Street, Redondo Beach or contact via email at
Eleanor.Manzano@redondo.org

There is a two-step filing process.
Step 1:
Pulling papers. This process will take approximately ½ an hour to an 1 hour to review the Candidate Handbook and associated forms for becoming a candidate. This time will include an individual interview with a member of the City Clerk’s department 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’s office will provide you with a candidate handbook, and all the necessary forms for your candidacy.  Although not necessary, please contact the City Clerk for an appointment.

Step 2:
Filing completed paper work. This process may also take up to a 1 hour to process.  The City Clerk or City Clerk staff will review your nomination papers and related documents to make sure all necessary requirements are met. Once again, although not necessary scheduling an appointment with the City Clerk’s Office is encouraged.

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/ 

To learn more about the election process and online voter services, please visit:

  • 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

CLICK ON THE LINK:   www.lavote.net 

Should you need additional information not found in these pages 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
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