General Municipal Election

March 2, 2021 - General Municipal Election

Official Results (Final)

 

CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE - MARCH 2, 2021 (Notice of Nominees)

OFFICES UP FOR ELECTION

Mayor For a term to expire March 31, 2025
Councilmember District One For a term to expire March 31, 2025
Councilmember District Two For a term to expire March 31, 2025
Councilmember District Four For a term to expire March 31, 2025
City Attorney For a term to expire March 31, 2025
Three (3) members of the
Redondo Beach Unified School District Board of Education
For a term to expire March 31, 2025

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

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 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 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 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, 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
NOMINATION/DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY PERIOD
The nomination period is Monday, November 9, 2020 – Monday, December 7, 2020, 5:30 p.m. The filing period shall be extended to Wednesday, December 9, 2020 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 11, 20, 26, 27 and December 4, 2020.

BECOMING A CANDIDATE

Those interested in becoming a candidate for the March 2, 2021 election must file nomination papers with the City Clerk during the nomination period. To become a candidate, beginning Monday, October 26, 2020 please contact the City Clerk at (310) 318-0656 or email Eleanor.Manzano@redondo.org to schedule your appointment.

Please review Redondo Beach Ordinance O-3184-18 before making, soliciting or receiving contributions for candidacy for Redondo Beach elective offices for Mayor and City Council.  Maximum allowable campaign contribution limits for these elective offices are adjusted biennially, beginning June 2019 (next update June 2021).  Campaign limits for other elective offices are set by state statute.  See Current Campaign Contribution Limits set for the March 2, 2021.

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 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 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 Eleanor.Manzano@redondo.org to schedule your appointment beginning October 26, 2020.

Filing completed candidate nomination 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 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.

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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 2, 2021, is Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

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/:

  • 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 2, 2021, 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