Election Information

CITY COUNCIL ELECTION
November 8, 2016 for three (3) Members of the City Council from District Nos. 1, 3, and 5.

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
In order for a person to be eligible for candidacy for the office of Council Member, Downey City Charter Section 501 requires a person to be a registered voter and be a resident of the district for thirty (30) days prior to the first day which candidates for office are permitted to file nomination papers - July 18, 2016. Prior to issuing nomination papers, the voter registration of all prospective candidates will be verified with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.

NOMINATION PAPERS
Nomination papers for City Council can be pulled from July 18, 2016 through August 12, 2016.  Please contact the City Clerk to schedule an appointment, (562) 904-7280.

CITY OF DOWNEY - CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATIONS
Campaign Finance Regulations were adopted by the City Council in 2011 and limits the amount of money a City Council Candidate can solicit and spent during an election.  For specific information, please review the Campaign Finance Ordinance or contact the City Clerk's Office at (562) 904-7280.

Notice of Election: English  Spanish  Korean  Chinese


TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX INFORMATION

Agenda Report (click here) & Adopted Resolutions

Resolution No. 16-7654 - Requesting the LA County Board of Supervisors Consolidate an Election for a Transactions and Use Tax Measure

Resolution No. 16-7655 - Transactions and Use Tax Measure Authorizing Certain Council Members to Prepare Primary Written Argument & Directing City Attorney to Prepare Impartial Analysis

Resolution No. 16-7656 - Authorizing Rebuttal Arguments for the Transaction and Use Tax Measure

Resolution No. 16-7657 -  Creating Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee


Proposed Transaction and Use Tax Ordinance (click here)

Notice Placing Measure on the Ballot - (English)  (Spanish) (Korean) (Chinese)

Please refer to California Election Code Section 9280-9287 for information on how to submit an Argument In Favor of/Opposition Opposed to the Ballot Measure.  Please refer to the below forms for additional information & instructions.  Forms must accompany your submittal.

Argument and Rebuttal Form (click here)
Authorization for Another Person to Sign Rebuttal (click here)

For additional information on the proposed Transactions and Use Tax, please click here


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 Register to Vote California (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.


Agenda Report  & Adopted ResolutionsProposed Transaction and Use Tax Ordinance Notice Placing Measure on the Ballot -     Argument and Rebuttal Form Authorization for Another Person to Sign Rebuttal

Agenda Report  & Adopted ResolutionsProposed Transaction and Use Tax Ordinance Notice Placing Measure on the Ballot -     Argument and Rebuttal Form Authorization for Another Person to Sign Rebuttal