November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election

Nomination Period for City Council Candidates

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will hold its General Municipal Election on November 8, 2022, for three City Council seats.   The nomination period for candidates will begin on Monday, July 18 and will close on Friday, August 12, at 5:00 p.m.    If an eligible incumbent has not filed during this time, the nomination period is extended to Wednesday, August 17, at 5:00 p.m. 

During the nomination period, election manuals will be available from the City Clerk’s Office.  To allow ample time with each candidate, an appointment is required to pick up as well as return one’s candidate nomination papers. Please allow up to an hour for each appointment. For an appointment please call (310) 544-5217 or email

For additional information on the November election, please contact the City Clerk's office at (310) 544-5217 or email


July 18 – August 12 - Nomination Period
October 10 – Mailing of Vote by Mail Ballots by the County
October 18 – Mailing of Official Sample Ballot Booklets by the County
October 24 – Last day to register to vote for this election
November 8 – ELECTION DAY
November 8, 8:00 P.M. – Last day for VBM ballots to be received or turned in personally by the voter at any polling place in the County.


Resolution 2022-31 Calling for a General Municipal Election for Candidates in RPV on November 8, 2022

Resolution 2022-32 Requesting Consolidation with LA County for the November 8, 2022 Election

Resolution 2022-33 Candidate Statement Regulations


Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Voting Centers open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This election will be conducted by Los Angeles County, who will print and mail the sample ballots, determine polling centers and precinct officers, process absentee ballot applications, and conduct the tabulation (canvass) of the votes. In compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order relating to COVID-19, all registered voters in the November 8, 2022 Rancho Palos Verdes Election will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot. The Registrar Recorder’s office will provide safe and secure Vote Centers (in a reduced number) that follow all of the public health and safety guidelines, such as: social distancing of 6 feet; Election Workers wearing protective gloves and masks; wiping down surfaces and Ballot Marking devices after every voter; and, limiting the number of voters in the voting area at one time.

NameAddressContact InformationDate Nomination Papers IssuedDate Nomination Papers SubmittedQualified Candidate


The Political Reform Act requires candidates and committees to file campaign statements by specified deadlines disclosing contributions received and expenditures made. These documents are public and may be audited by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to ensure that voters are fully informed and improper practices prohibited. It is the responsibility of candidates and committees to understand the rules regulating their campaigns in California. 

The FPPC provides free, expert advice at their toll free number: (866) ASK FPPC (275-3772) or you may go to their website at: All campaign forms and most manuals and instructions are available on their website.  More information about the requirements can be found here: The law also requires certain disclosures on campaign literature.

Failure to comply with these filing forms and deadlines can result in prosecution and fines of up to $5,000 per violation.


Click the following link to view campaign filings for Candidates which is available in our Document Center.

Candidate Campaign Filings


City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. (closed sessions starts at 6:00 p.m.). Special or adjourned City Council meetings may be held as needed.


Members of the City Council will each be compensated for their services in the sum of $400 per month. Members of the City Council may also receive reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of official duties on behalf of the city.


The Mayor is appointed every 12 months on a rotational basis by the City Council.


Rancho Palos Verdes has an estimated 30,730 registered voters as of March 2022.


Voter Registration forms are available at: Los Angeles County Clerk-Registrar/Recorder’s Office website (; California Secretary of State’s Office website (; or post offices and local libraries.

Register to Vote HERE with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk.

Check your Voter Registration Status HERE.

For more information on registering to vote you may visit the Secretary of State’s Frequently Asked Questions.

  1. Teri Takaoka

    City Clerk

  2. Vacant

    Deputy City Clerk

  3. City Clerk

    Physical Address
    30940 Hawthorne Boulevard
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275


    Phone: 310-544-5217
    Fax: 310-544-5291

    Monday through Thursday
    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

    Saturday and Saturday