Who is responsible for conducting City elections?
The City Clerk's Office conducts General Municipal Elections for the City of Glendora. As an Elections Official, the City Clerk administers Federal, State and Local procedures through which local government representatives are selected.
The City Clerk assists candidates in meeting their legal responsibilities before, during and after an election. From Election pre-planning to certification of election results and filing of final campaign disclosure documents.
When are elections held in the City of Glendora?
Elections for Council Members are held the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday of March in odd-numbered years. The next City election will be held March 5, 2013 and voters will elect two Council Members.
What do I need to do to become a candidate for the next City election? When can I obtain the required forms?
To become a candidate in the next City election, you must first be a registered voter and reside in the City at the time nomination forms are issued to you.
A nomination petition must be signed by not less than 20 nor more than 30 registered Glendora voters. A voter may sign as many nomination papers as there are seats to be filled. In this election there are two seats to be filled. The nomination period for this election is November 13, 2012 through December 7, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
Nomination Papers as well as all other official documents and forms required to run for office are provided by the City Clerk.
Where do I get the required forms to start a campaign committee? What forms do I need?
You may obtain the required forms in the City Clerk's Office, 116 E. Foothill Boulevard, or you may download the forms available online at the Fair Political Practices Commission website at www.fppc.ca.gov
The forms required include:
- Form 501: Candidate Intention Form - To start the candidate process.
When to file: File before you solicit or receive any contributions or before you make expenditures from personal funds on behalf of your candidacy.
Where to file: Original filed with the City Clerk's Office.
- Form 410: Campaign Committee Form - If raising or spending $1,000* or more.
When to file: File within 10 days of receiving $1,000 in contributions. The date this form is postmarked is the date it is considered filed.
Where to file: Original filed with Secretary of State. Copy given to City Clerk's Office.
*The personal funds of a candidate or officeholder used in connection with seeking or holding elective office are contributions and are counted toward qualifying as a recipient committee. However, personal funds used to pay a candidate filing fee or a fee for the statement of qualifications to appear in the ballot pamphlet are not counted toward the $1,000 threshold.
Does the City of Glendora have campaign contribution limits?
The City of Glendora follows the guidelines for campaign contributions as set forth in the State of California Elections Code.
Where do I get election results? How long does it take to count the ballots?
At 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, the polls close. All ballots from the polling places are taken to the City Council Chambers (called the Central Counting Place), where they are counted by a ballot counting machine. Ballot counting continues until all ballots received from the polling places are tallied.
The "unofficial" results are given to the media and those individuals present at the Central Counting Place. These results are also available on the City of Glendora website and Channel 3. In addition, these results, along with absent voter and provisional ballots, constitute the "official" canvass and are presented to the City Council for adoption.
How do I become a registered voter in Glendora?
Any person who is 18 years of age or older and a citizen of the U.S. can register to vote by filling out a Voter Registration form. It is required that you file a new form each time you move or have a name change. You must be registered to vote at least 15 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote. Check the L.A. County Registrar of Voters website at: www.lavote.net for further information. Registration forms are available at the following locations:
City of Glendora Glendora Library Glendora Post Office
City Clerk's Office 140 S. Glendora Avenue 255 S. Glendora Avenue
116 E. Foothill Boulevard Glendora, CA 91741 Glendora, CA 91740
Glendora, CA 91741
Official Sample Ballot booklets include a printed vote by mail application on the back cover page.
Voters who wish to vote by mail must submit a written request for a ballot no later than 7 days prior to Election Day. If you will be unable to vote in person on election day, promptly complete and sign the application for a vote by mail ballot and return it to:
P.O. BOX 30450
LOS ANGELES, CA 90030-0450
To print or download a Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application, go to: http://www.lavote.net/Voter/Absentee_Voting.cfm
To electronically submit a Vote-By-Mail Application go to: https://lavote.net/SECURED/AV/Default.cfm?election=%23%23%2CTJ%0A
Permanent Vote-By-Mail Voter Status
Under state law, a voter may apply for permanent vote by mail status. As a permanent vote by mail voter, you will no longer have to apply for future elections. A ballot will automatically be mailed to you for each election in which you are eligible to vote. A spouse or other person who resides with you may also want to apply for permanent vote by mail status.
As of January 1, 2006 and pursuant to SB 39, a voter’s name shall be deleted from the permanent vote-by-mail voter list if he or she fails to return a vote by mail ballot for two (2) consecutive statewide general elections.
You may request an application for Permanent Vote-By-Mail status by calling (562) 466-1323 or writing:
P.O. BOX 30450
LOS ANGELES, CA 90030-0450
To print or download a Permanent Vote-By-Mail Application, see the links section below.
On Election Day, how and where do I vote?
Before each election, the City Clerk sends every registered voter a Voter Information Guide "Sample Ballot" that lists the candidates and tells the voters where to find his/her polling place. On Election Day, you need to go to the polling place indicated on the pamphlet. Election workers at the polls will check the roster for your name, and will also show you how to use the voting equipment, if necessary. If you lost your sample ballot or are not sure where your polling place is, you can log onto the L.A. County Registrar Recorder's website and find your polling place or print out a sample ballot at http://www.lavote.net/LOCATOR/Default.htm.