The City Clerk is the local elections administrator and coordinates with the County of Orange to conduct municipal elections. This includes, but is not limited to the:
Elections are a complex process, the sheer scale of logistics required in order to ensure a fair and accurate election often bewilders the public. It is a surreal combination of back-breaking work, complex problem solving, fighting deadlines and even unplanned power outages. At a time when the eyes of the world are focused on elections, it's a timely reminder of just how much is done to protect our precious votes. The Orange County Registrar of Voters created a documentary on the process, "Blueprints for Democracy: How We Vote".
Local elections for the La Palma City Council are held every two years (in even numbered years). The terms for the City Council's five at-large seats are staggered. Therefore, all five City Council seats are not up for election during the same election year. If you have a question regarding the nomination or election process please contact the City Clerk at (714) 690-3338.
The City’s General Municipal Election will be held on November 8, 2016, in consolidation with the Statewide General Election. Locally, there are three seats available on the La Palma City Council, with three candidates filing to run:
La Palma will have seven polling places within City limits, however you must vote at your assigned location (unless dropping off an absentee ballot or a Vote-by-Mail ballot, those may be dropped off at any Orange County polling place). The polling locations are:
For more information about locating polling places, sample ballots materials, and post-election results; visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.
In order to vote in an election, you must be registered to vote.
Voter Registration Forms can be obtained through any of the following means: