Elections

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GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION          

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

The City of South El Monte is a general law city governed by a five-member City Council with the Mayor elected At-large. The Mayor and the four Councilmembers are directly elected by the registered voters. 

The next general municipal election for the City of South El Monte will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for two Council seats. A municipal election is held on the first Tuesday in November of even-numbered years. Each December, the Council meets and chooses one of its members as Mayor Pro Tem. The mayor is the presiding officer of the Council. 

OPEN SEATS FOR THE NOVEMBER 8, 2022, GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION

Member of the City Council Two (2) Seats, Full Term of Four Year

NOMINATION PERIOD

The nomination period for the November 8, 2022, General Municipal Election is July 18, 2022 – August 12, 2022. If an incumbent does not run, the nomination period will be extended to August 17, 2022. Candidates must be registered voters of the City of South El Monte. 

"WRITE-IN" PERIOD

Filing period for "Write-In" Candidates begins September 12 through October 25, 2022. Potential candidates are encouraged to call the City Clerk's Office to schedule an appointment to pick up nomination papers during regular business hours.

The City Clerk serves as the election officer and is responsible for issuance and acceptance of nomination papers, city measures and the publication of necessary legal notices. In addition, all campaign and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission are centralized in the City Clerk's Office. For questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 579-6540 x3280.

HOW DO I BECOME A CANDIDATE FOR THE SOUTH EL MONTE CITY COUNCIL?

To qualify as a candidate for member of the City Council, you must reside and be registered to vote within the jurisdiction at the time nomination papers are issued. More specifically, you must be:

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Registered voter and resident of the City of South El Monte
  • 18 years of age or older

Pre-Nomination Period Activities. Prior to soliciting or receiving any contributions related to candidacy, you must file a Statement of Intention Form 501 with the City Clerk’s Office. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 579-6540 x3280 if you are planning on soliciting contributions prior to the official filing/nomination period.

4-DAY VOTE CENTER IN SOUTH EL MONTE

South El Monte Community Center                                                                                 1530 Central Avenue                                                                                                       South El Monte, CA 91733

Days: November 5 - 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 7 p.m.                                                                      November 8th Election Day, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY VOTE CENTERS AND VOTE BY MAIL (VBM) DROP OFF BOX LOCATIONS

To find additional Vote Center locations near you, please visit Find a Vote Center.

To find a Vote by Mail (VBM) Drop Off site near you, please visit Vote By Mail (VBM) Drop Off.

APPLY ONLINE TO BECOME AN ELECTION WORKER IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

If you are interested in becoming an election worker, please visit About Election Workers for more information.

Online applications are available at Community Election Worker Application.

For election worker assistance, please contact the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk at (800) 815-2666, option 7.

RESOURCES

For more Election information, please visit https://www.lavote.net/

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OFFICIAL 2020 ELECTION RESULTS 

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