March 5, 2019 - General Municipal Election

Redondo Beach Election Information

Ballots have been mailed to each registered voter in the City.
Vote early!


Important All Mail Ballot Information:   For lost or spoiled ballots, please contact the County Registrar's Office at 1-800-815-2666 (press option 2) before Election Day; or visit LA County Registrar's Office at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk 90030. The Redondo Beach City Clerk's Office will not be issuing nor have replacement ballots for lost or spoiled ballots for this election. 


The last day to register to vote in this Election is Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
California Online Voter Registration:  http://registertovote.ca.gov/
or visit the City Clerk's Office for a mail-in form now.  

CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
- For a term to expire March 31, 2023
For Member of the City Council - 3rd District:
Candace Allen Nafissi
Christian Anthony Horvath

For Member of the City Council - 5th District:
Laura Emdee
Mel Samples

For City Clerk:
Eleanor Manzano
For City Treasurer:
Steven Diels
Eugene J. Solomon
For Member, Board of Education (2)
Raymur Elizabeth Flinn
David Witkin

Official Sample Ballot

Sample Ballot - Districts 1, 2, and 4
Sample Ballot - District 3
Sample Ballot - District 5

 

OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT BOOKLETS (VOTER GUIDE) & BALLOTS

The Sample Ballot booklet and Official Ballot for each voter will be mailed by the County in one envelope to each registered voter on Monday, February 4 in compliance with the Elections Code.  Those registered voters that subscribed with the County to receive E-Sample Ballots (www.lavote.net) have already received their Sample Ballots by email, and will be mailed an Official Ballot. For purposes of this election EVERY registered voter in the City of Redondo Beach is a vote-my-mail voter.

BALLOT DROP-OFF BOX

If you choose not to mail your ballot, you may drop your sealed-and-signed ballot envelope off between February 4 through March 5 at the Redondo Beach Public Library  – Main Branch, 303 N. Pacific Coast Highway.  Drop your ballot envelope into the official drop box any time during regular library hours.

 

Redondo Beach Main Library Hours:

Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Fridays, 10:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed:  Sundays and on Monday, February 18 in observance of Presidents’ Day

 

ELECTION DAY, MARCH 5TH

Don’t want to mail your ballot in the postage paid envelope by or on Election Day?

For voter convenience, additional Election Day ballot drop-off locations will be available and open from 7:00 a.m. until close of polls at 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:

Alta Vista Park Community Center, 715 Julia Street 90277

Dominguez Park – Historical Museum, 302 Flagler Lane 90277
Redondo Beach Public Library – North Branch, 2000 Artesia Blvd. 90278 (lobby)

Anderson Park Senior Center, 3007 Vail Ave. 90278 (lobby)

 

ADDITIONAL BALLOT DROP-BOX INFORMATION

Since this is not a traditional vote-at-polls election, voters should not expect the find the following at the City drop-off locations listed above:


• Replacement or provisional ballots
(Replacement for spoiled or lost ballots are issued by the County Registrar’s office only – call 1-800-815-2666 Option 2 or at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk)
• Voter rosters (No additional signatures or identification of any kind is required)
• Voting booths

The Redondo Beach City Clerk’s Office also will not have or issue ballots, nor will the City Clerk’s Office take possession of any ballots/ballot envelopes.
 

ELECTION RESULTS

To view periodic updates after the close of polls on Election night, visit www.lavote.net.

 

If you have any questions, please contact City Clerk Eleanor Manzano or Chief Deputy City Clerk Vickie Kroneberger at 310-318-0656 or email cityclerk@redondo.org.

 

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 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. 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 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 – Monday, December 10, 2018, 5:30 p.m.  A large number of candidates are anticipated, therefore early filing is encouraged. 

If nomination documents for an incumbent are not filed by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018, the nomination period shall be extended until Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., for persons other than the incumbent.

BECOMING A CANDIDATE

Those interested in becoming a candidate for the March 5, 2019 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 cityclerk@redondo.org to schedule your appointment.

FILING PROCESS

Requesting and receiving candidate filing papers

The process will take approximately one hour to review the Candidate Handbook and associated forms for becoming a candidate. This time will include an individual interview with the City ClerReview 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 cityclerk@redondo.org to schedule your appointment.

Filing completed candidate filing 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 at cityclerk@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
https://votersedge.org/ca/page/smartvoter

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.  https://votersedge.org/ca/page/smartvoter
  • How to Vote by Mail or to become a permanent Vote by Mail voter;
  • 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