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To become a candidate in the next city election, you must first be a registered voter and reside in the district you are running for at the time nomination forms are issued to you. All required forms and guidelines to run for office in the general municipal election will be available in the City Clerk's office starting in November.
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Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday of March in even-numbered years.
You may obtain the required forms in the City Clerk's office, located at 320 West Newmark Avenue, or you may download the forms available through the Secretary of State website.
The forms required include:
*The personal funds of a candidate or officeholder used in connection with seeking or holding elective office are contributions and are counted toward qualifying as a recipient committee. However, personal funds used to pay a candidate filing fee or a fee for the statement of qualifications to appear in the ballot pamphlet are not counted toward the $2,000 threshold.
At 8 p.m. on Election Day, the polls close. The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office (RRCC) is the Central Counting Place (location where ballots are counted). All semi-final results will be released and available from RRCC headquarters located at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650. Semi-final results will also be continuously updated and displayed on the County's website at www.lavote.net throughout Election Night and during the Official Canvass.
The county elections official shall prepare a certified statement of the results of the election and submit it to the City within 30 days of the election.
Any person who is 18 years of age or older and a citizen of the U.S. can register to vote by filling out a voter registration form. It is required that you file a new form each time you move or have a name change. You must be registered to vote at least 15 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote. Check the L.A. County Registrar of Voters website for further information. Registration forms are available at the following locations:
City of Monterey ParkCity Clerk's Office320 W. Newmark Ave.Monterey Park, CA 91754
Monterey Park Post Office245 W.Garvey Ave.Monterey Park, CA 91754