The City Clerk is the local elections administrator and conducts the City's General Municipal Elections, which are currently held each March in odd-numbered years. The Clerk's Office is responsible for preparing resolutions calling for general or special municipal elections, coordinating the candidate nominating process, managing vote-by-mail and Election Day activities and reporting/certifying the election results. All other local (school/library districts), state and national elections are conducted by the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder's Office.
Elected Officials - City Council and City Treasurer
City Council members are elected at-large for a four-year term* and serve "staggered" terms, meaning that either 2 or 3 seats are open for election. The City Treasurer is also elected. Nomination packets to seek office are available from the City Clerk's Office prior to each election. Please see new information below.
*The City Council adopted Ordinance 16-719 on November 8, 2016 to adopt a plan required by Senate Bill 415 (the California Voter Participation Rights Act), which essentially requires the City to change the date of its general municipal election to coincide with the date of a statewide general election, and to increase or decrease any terms of office by not more than 12 months. Effective November 2020, the City's General Municipal Elections will be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. To effectuate this process, for the next two elections (March 2017 and March 2019), terms of elective office shall be for a period of 3 years and 8 months.
MARCH 7, 2017 GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
(mailed to all Palos Verdes Estates registered voters by the County on Wednesday, February 8)
NOTICE OF ELECTION
ATTENTION POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR ELECTED OFFICE
NOMINATION PACKETS for City residents, who are registered voters, interested in qualifying as a nominee for Palos Verdes Estates City Council (2 seats) or City Treasurer will be available at City Hall beginning Monday, November 14 through the filing deadline of Friday, December 9, 2016. Please contact the the City Clerk's office at City Hall during regular business hours during the filing period. City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday during this period. An appointment is not required, but recommended, for taking out nomination papers and for submissions. Packets will not be mailed.
If an incumbent does not file by the December 9 deadline, the filing period will automatically be extended to the close of business on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
12/2/16 NOMINATION FILING PERIOD UPDATE: The nomination filing period for City Council will NOT extend beyond the Friday, December 9 filing deadline because a Council incumbent has qualified as a candidate for the office of City Treasurer, thus making the candidate ineligible to run for City Council.
Please contact the City Clerk's office for assistance and to answer questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org by email, or call 310-378-0383 x2251)
Candidate statements for City Council and City Treasurer are available for public examination at City Hall.
BALLOT MEASURE D
- Letter Designation for Ballot Measure Assigned by County 12/16/16--Measure D
For more information regarding the ballot measure, click here.
The following resolutions adopted by the City Council provides parameters and guidance set forth to submit arguments "For" or "Against" and Rebuttals:
RESOLUTION SETTING PRIORITIES FOR WRITTEN ARGUMENTS FOR/AGAINST BALLOT MEASURE
RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS PERTAINING TO BALLOT MEASURE
Public Notice to Voters of Date After Which No Arguments For or Against a City Measure May be Submitted to the City Clerk - setting parameters and deadline for submission of written arguments.
ELECTION CALENDAR OF MILESTONE DATES AS IT PERTAINS TO WRITTEN ARGUMENTS
(including Public Examination Period of Submitted Materials)
BALLOT MEASURE D - IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS AND ARGUMENTS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED
PUBLIC EXAMINATION PERIOD FOR IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS AND ARGUMENTS ENDS AND REBUTTALS MUST BE FILED BY 12/27/2016
- IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS of Ballot Measure D
- Argument FOR Ballot Measure D
- Argument AGAINST Ballot Measure D
Process Selection of Ballot Measure D Rebuttal Arguments
December 27, 2016
REBUTTALS OF ARGUMENTS FOR AND AGAINST MEASURE D HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED
(One rebuttal was filed for each argument)
PUBLIC EXAMINATION PERIOD FOR REBUTTALS ENDS JANUARY 6, 2017
Voter RegistrationYou may register to vote if you are:
A U.S. citizen; at least 16 years of age (to enable voting at the first election upon 18th birthday); not found mentally incompetent by a court of law, and not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony violation Voter Registration forms are available at:
Los Angeles County Clerk-Registrar/Recorder's Office (www.lavote.net);
California Secretary of State's Office (www.sos.ca.gov); or
post offices and local libraries
Click here for additional information: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/frequently-asked-questions/
Online Voter Registration: Click here to access the California Secretary of State's web page for online registration. Your signature on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will allow you to complete this process. (eff. 9/20/2012)