Elections

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.

2021 California Gubernatorial Recall Election 

The California Gubernatorial Recall Election of 2021 will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. Vote-by-mail beings August 16, 2021.

How and Where to Vote


In-Person Voting
In-person voting begins September 11 and runs through September 14. In-person voting will be held in the La Palma Community Center located at 7821 Walker Street. Voting hours are 8am-8pm.

Secure Ballot Drop Box
Voters can drop off their ballots at any countywide drop box starting August 16 through 8pm on September 14. The closet Secure Ballot Drop Box is in La Palma City Hall parking lot located at 7822 Walker Street.

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.