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Posted on: August 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Order of Names on Ballot (November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election

2022 General Municipal Election Spotlight (Order of Names on Ballot)

Order of Names on Ballot (2022 General Municipal Election)

Have you ever wondered why candidates’ names do not appear in standard alphabetical order on ballots? In 1975 legislation was passed in response to court rulings declaring that standard alphabetical order or incumbent-first, was unconstitutional. Pursuant to Elections Code section 13112 a randomized alphabet drawing is held by the Secretary of State, on the 82nd day before an election, to determine the order of the names.  

Here is the order for Rancho Palos Verdes’ qualified candidates: 

  1. Michele P. Carbone
  2. David L. Bradley
  3. Stephen Perestam
  4. Kevin Jay Yourman 
  5. Barbara Ferraro
  6. Paul Seo 

Elections & Voter Services

The City Clerk’s office provides information on the City’s website regarding the election and other voter services.  Please visit the Elections page at: for election updates. For assistance, please contact the City Clerk’s team via email at

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