Election Information

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November 6, 2018 General Election

General Municipal Elections are held in the City of Downey on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.

City Council Election

November 6, 2018, for two (2) Members of the City Council from District Nos. 2 and 4, for a four (4) year term of office .

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 documents – July 16, 2018. Prior to issuing Nomination documents, 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 obtained at the City Clerk’s Office from July 16, 2018 through August 10, 2018, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office to schedule an appointment to obtain Nomination papers (562) 904-7280.

Notice of Election

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

Check your voter registration status.

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

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, register to vote-by-mail.

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

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