Elections & Voter Services

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The City holds its General Municipal Elections, for the election of City Council Members and consideration of ballot measures, in November of odd years, with the next General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The City consolidates its elections with the County of Los Angeles.  The City Council is made up of 5 Members, each with a term of office of four years, with a limit of two consecutive terms. 
The requirements for candidates seeking elective office are the following:  the candidate must be a registered voter and qualified to vote for that office at the time that nomination papers are issued to the person (see California Elections Code Section 201).  The candidate must be a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the City of Rancho Palos Verdes at least 15 days prior to the election (see California Elections Code Section 321 for requirements and conditions).

For more information, you can contact the City Clerk’s office at (310) 544-5217, during the City’s normal business hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Starting with the November 3, 2015 General Municipal Election, past election information is available in the menu to the left of this page. 

Contact Us

  1. Emily Colborn, City Clerk
    Teri Takaoka, Deputy City Clerk

    Questions or Comments

    City Clerk's Office
    30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
    Phone: 310-544-5217
    Fax: 310-544-5291

    Office Hours
    Monday - Thursday
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday - Sunday

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