March 7, 2017 General Municipal Election

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The March 7, 2017 election is a Los Angeles County Election run by the Los Angeles County Recorder/ Registrar.

Polls will be open from 7:00 a,m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be counted at the Norwalk Courthouse beginning at 8:15 p.m. Results will be posted as they come in on the County's website. Pleaser refresh your browser every 20 minutes to update the results.

For Election Day Information including Polling Locations, Ballot questions, and Election Results, please visit


March 7, 2017 City Council Election 

Claremont is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council.  City Councilmembers are elected to staggered 4-year terms, with three members elected at one election, and two the next.  The City’s general municipal elections occur on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in March of odd-numbered years.

As the local elections official, the City Clerk administers procedures through which City Councilmembers are elected.  Additionally, the City Clerk’s office assists candidates, committees and voters before, during, and after the election.

If you have questions, please contact:

Sample ballots, election results, and campaign filings are available in the City document archive.

March 7, 2017 General Municipal Election

The next regularly scheduled election will be held on March 7, 2017 for the purpose of electing two (2) members of the City Council, each to a 4-year term.

Candidate Qualifications

If you are interested in running for City Council you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of California

  • Be a registered voter and a resident within the City limits of Claremont at the time nomination papers are issued, and maintain that status.

Important Dates

November 14 – December 12        Filing Period for Nomination Papers and Candidate Statements

December 12 – December 14        Extended Filing Period if Incumbent Fails to File

December 15                                  Secretary of State Determines Order of Names on the Ballot

January 9 – February 21                Filing Period for Write-In Candidates

January 26                                     First Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due

January 31                                     Campaign Finance Statement Due – Semi-Annual Statement

February 6                                      First Day for Mailing of Permanent Vote-by-Mail Ballots

February 6 – February 28              Voters May Request Vote-by-Mail Ballots with Regular Applications

February 20                                    Last Day to Register to Vote for March 7, 2017 Election

February 23                                    Second Pre-Election Campaign Finance Statement Due

March 7                                          ELECTION DAY

TBD                                                Anticipated Declaration of Election Results/Swearing in of Officers

Polling Location

At least 21 days before an election, each registered voter will receive a sample ballot and notice of polling location.  Permanent vote-by-mail voters may disregard the application to receive a ballot.  If a permanent vote-by-mail voter chooses to go to their polling location to vote on Election Day, they may surrender their vote-by-mail ballot, and vote in person.

Permanent Vote-By-Mail Status

Applying to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter means that you will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot for every election you are eligible to vote. You will no longer need to apply for future elections.

Vote-By-Mail Information

Printed Vote-by Mail-Applications can be found on the back cover page of your Official Sample Ballot booklet. 

A letter request is acceptable if it identifies the election for which a ballot is being requested, contains the voter's name and signature, registered address and the address to which the ballot should be mailed.

The signature of each person asking for a vote by mail ballot is required in order to verify the legitimacy of the application.

Voters who wish to vote by mail must submit a written request for a ballot no later than 7 days prior to Election Day.

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