Election Information

General Municipal Election - November 4, 2014

The following persons are certified candidates for the November 4, 2014, General Municipal Election:

DISTRICT NO. 4.
Fernando Vasquez, Downey Mayor                               Candidate Statement            

DISTRICT NO. 2
Shahira A-Malek, Medical Doctor                                  Candidate Statement   
Sean Ashton, Educator/Commissioner                          Candidate Statement      
Robert Kiefer, Small Business Owner                            Candidate Statement        

Names are listed in the order as they will appear on the ballot.

SAMPLE BALLOTS MAILED

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder began mailing out sample ballot booklets for the November 4th Election.

Click on the below image to review your Official Sample Ballot

LA County Registrar-Recorder News Release


 

NOTICE OF ELECTION:       English        Spanish        Korean

The City of Downey consolidates its elections with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's Office.  General Municipal Elections are held in the City of Downey on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. 

In November 2014, City Council Seats for District Nos. 2 and 4 are up for election.  In order to qualify as a candidate you must be a resident and a registered voter of the district for 30 days immediately preceding the first day upon which candidates are permitted to file nominating papers with the City Clerk.

For questions, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (562) 904-7280.

The City of Downey consolidates its elections with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder's Office.  General Municipal Elections are held in the City of Downey on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.  In November 2014, City Council Seats for District Nos. 2 and 4 are up for election.  In order to qualify as a candidate you must be a resident and a registered voter of the district for 30 days immediately preceding the first day upon which candidates are permitted to file nominating papers with the City Clerk.


VOTER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
 
To be eligible to vote in California you must:
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before the day of the election
  • Be a resident of the State of California
  • Not be in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony

To check your voter registration status, please click here.

HOW AND WHERE DO I REGISTER TO VOTE?      
To register to vote you must obtain and complete a voter registration form available at:

  • Los Angeles County facilities, City of Downey facilities, and your local libraries and post offices.
  • City of Downey, City Clerk's Office, 11111 Brookshire Avenue, Downey
  • Online at www.lavote.net  (Please read the Press Release for additional information.)

DO I NEED TO RE-REGISTER?
You must re-register to vote if you have moved, changed your name, or if you wish to change your political party affiliation.  The deadline to re-register is 15 days before the next election.  If you have not returned a vote-by-mail for two (2) consecutive Statewide General Elections, your name will be deleted from the vote-by-mail voter list and you will need to re-register.

PERMANENT VOTE-BY-MAIL VOTER STATUS
Under State law a voter may apply for a 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. You can complete the ballot at home and returned it by mail.  

If you would like to register for permanent Vote-By-Mail, click here to register to vote-by-mail.

If you have already applied for a permanent Vote-By-Mail ballot, click
here to check your status.


BECOME A POLLWORKER!!

Who Can Become a Pollworker?
A Los Angeles County Pollworker must meet the following requirements:

A Los Angeles County Pollworker must meet the following requirements:

1. Resident of Los Angeles County
2. United States Citizen
3. 18 years of age or older
4. Registered voter in California

What Are the Responsibilities of a Pollworker?
Pollworkers must be available between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Election Day to set up the polls, provide assistance to voters, and conduct poll closing procedures. Pollworkers are paid for attending a training and working on election day.

Join LA County's Pollworker Program - Sign up online!

Are you bilingual?
Did you know that there are nine official languages in Los Angeles County? You can help voters in your community if you speak any of the following languages:Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, Asian Indian, Cambodian.
 
If you would like additional information, please visit the Los Angeles County's Registrar-Recorder's Office at:
www.lavote.net, or the City Clerk's Office at (562) 904-7280.