The City Clerk is the local elections administrator and coordinates with the County of Orange in the conduct of Municipal Elections. This includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of necessary resolutions calling for General and Special Municipal Elections and declaring the result of the election, the coordination of the candidate nomination process, and the receipt and processing of initiative, referendum, and recall petitions.

General Municipal Election - November 2020

The City’s General Municipal Election will be held on November 3, 2020, in consolidation with the Statewide General Election. Locally, there are three seats available on the La Palma City Council.

For those interested in running for City Council, the nomination period begins on July 13, 2020, and closes on August 7, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Click here to learn how to run for office.

2020 Election Information and Resources

Local Election Information

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) 690-3334.