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General Municipal Election Information

Claremont is a General Law City governed by a five-member City Council. Claremont General Municipal Elections are conducted in November of even-numbered years and are consolidated with the County of Los Angeles. City Council Members are non-partisan positions, serve a four-year term, and do not have term limits. Terms are staggered, so that two seats are voted on during one election cycle and three seats during the next cycle.

 

Vote Centers                                    

In 2020, LA County is transitioning from polling places to vote centers. This new model will allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County over a 4 to 11-day period. The Vote Center Placement Project's core mission is to identify and place accessible and convenient vote center locations throughout LA County.

 

Voting System Demonstration Center in Claremont (January 6 - 31, 2020)

Explore the County’s new voting system by visiting their Demonstration Center this month at the Alexander Hughes Community Center located at 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont. Voters can familiarize themselves with the new system Monday through Friday anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. through Friday, January 31.

This new voting system will be fully implemented beginning with the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election. Anyone visiting the Demonstration Center will be able to try the new fully accessible Ballot Marking Device and preview the Electronic Pollbook. The Ballot Marking Device provides the benefits of technology for an easy and accessible voting experience, while still printing out a paper ballot. The interactive Sample Ballot is a convenient way to allow voters to make their selections and review them before printing your ballot.  You can also do this in the convenience of your home and upload your choices at the polling station. The Electronic Pollbook is a modern way to check-in and update your registration. It will allow you to vote at any polling location in the County of Los Angeles, and still see your Claremont ballot.

There are other Demonstration Centers throughout the County.  To find another location or for more information, visit this link.

 Demo Center-Flyer_JAN

How to Vote in LA County in 2020 - Video

 

Vote Center Sites for March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election:

Claremont Helen Renwick Library

Meeting Room

11-Day

Oakmont Elementary School

Multi-Purpose Room

4-Day

Claremont Center for Spiritual Living

Holmes Social Hall

4-Day

Taylor Reception Hall

Taylor Hall

11-Day

Vista Del Valle Elementary School

Multi-Purpose Room

4-Day

 

 

District-Based Elections

In February 2019, the City transitioned from at-large elections to a district-based election system. The by-district system divides the City into geographic areas. Voters will select a Council candidate from their district every four years. 

 

District

Next Election Date

1 and 5

November 3, 2020

2, 3 and 4

November 8, 2022

 

 District Map 124a_Page_1

The City Council has adopted a Resolution establishing a policy of collaboration and citywide consideration for City Council representation of the community:  Resolution 2019-19: Collaboration and Citywide Consideration Among City Councilmembers

 

Nomination Period for Candidate for City Council

Nomination papers are available in the office of the City Clerk located at 207 Harvard Avenue, during the regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning not earlier than the 113th day nor later than the 88th day before the municipal election. Persons seeking nomination must be a resident and a registered voter at the time the nomination papers are issued, and continuously reside in the district. For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (909) 399-5461 or (909) 399-5463.

 

Campaign Forms and Reporting

The City Clerk serves as the local filing officer, receiving all local candidate and campaign committee filings.  Information, including forms and manuals related to campaign fundraising, and reporting are available by visiting the Fair Political Practices Commission website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/.

Past sample ballots, election results, and campaign filings are available in our Document Archive.

 

Voter Eligibility

In order to register to vote, a person must be:

  • A citizen of the United States.
  • At least 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day.
  • Not found mentally incompetent by a court of law.
  • You are not:
    • Serving a state prison term for a felony conviction in a County jail under contract between state and local officials.
    • On parole/probation for a felony conviction as a condition of your release from prison/jail.

For questions about voter registration, please contact the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650, by visiting their website: www.lavote.net, or by calling (800) 815-2666.

You may register to vote online and also check your voter registration status: https://www.lavote.net/home/voting-elections/voter-registration/register-to-vote/register

Voter registration forms are available at Claremont City Hall in the City Clerk's Office located at 207 Harvard Avenue.

 

Election Conducted by LA County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk

For Election Day Information, including forms, your polling location, ballot questions, and election results, please visit www.lavote.net.

If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office:

 

Polling Location

At Least 21 days before an election, each registered voter will receive a Voter Information Guide (sample ballot), which includes a notice of polling location on the back cover. 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.  If you do not have a ballot to surrender, you will be asked to vote provisionally for your protection.

 

Permanent Vote-By-Mail Status

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

 

Applying for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot for a Single Election

Printed vote-by-mail ballot applications can be found on the back cover of your Official Voter Information Guide.  A letter request is also acceptable if it identifies the election for which a ballot is being requested, contains the voter’s name and signature, registered address and the mailing address for the ballot.  The signature of each voter asking for a vote-by-mail ballot is required in order to compare to the voter signature on file. The voter must also sign the envelope containing the voted ballot.   

 

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