The City of Santa Fe Springs will hold a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing three (3) members of the City Council each to serve a term of four years.
Requirements for Candidacy
The nomination period opens on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 8 A.M. and closes on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 5 P.M.
Nomination papers can only be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk. There is no fee to receive nomination papers and candidate information. A $25 fee applies upon the filing of the nomination paper.
Nomination forms are provided after the City Clerk verifies the voter registration status. Each potential candidate is required to receive no less than twenty (20) and no more than thirty (30) signatures from Santa Fe Springs registered voters. A potential candidate with less than 20 verified* signatures will be disqualified, unless supplemental signatures are received and filed prior to the close of nomination period of August 10, 2018.
Although appointments to receive and/or file nomination papers are not necessary, they are encouraged. To schedule an appointment, please call (562) 409-7514.
*The Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder County Clerk verifies all signatures for Los Angeles County registered voters, which include the City of Santa Fe Springs.
You may register to vote if you are:
The registration deadline is 15 days before an election to qualify to vote in that election.
How & Where Do I Register to Vote?
You may register by completing a registration-by-mail form. Forms are available online at www.lavote.net or throughout Los Angeles at most county buildings, fire stations, libraries, banks, post offices, State Motor Vehicle Offices and Public Assistance Offices.
Do I Need to Re-register?
You must re-register to vote if you have permanenetly moved to a different address, changed your name, changed your signature or if you wish to change your political party affiliation. If you have not updated your signature for over ten years, it is highly recommended to re-register and update your signature. The dealdine to re-register is also 15 days before the next election.
The Santa Fe Springs City Clerk's Office located in City Hall (11710 E. Telegraph Rd.) also has forms available.
Official Sample Ballot booklets include a printed absentee voter application on the back cover page.
Permanent Absentee Voter Status
Under state law, a voter may apply for permanent absentee voter status. As a permanent absentee voter, you will no longer have to apply for future elections. A ballot will automatically be mailed to you for each election in which you are eligible to vote. Please Note: As of January 1, 2006 and pursuant to SB 39, a voter’s name shall be deleted from the permanent absentee voter list if he/she fails to return an absentee ballot for two (2) consecutive statewide general elections.
You may request an application for Permanent Absentee Voter status online at www.lavote.net or by calling (562) 466-1323 or writing:
P.O. BOX 30450
LOS ANGELES, CA 90030-0450