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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

Register to Vote  or visit the Downey City Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to obtain a voter registration form.

Verify your voter registration status here.  

To request a one-time or permanent Vote by Mail Ballot here.

Visit the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk website for more Voting & Elections Information or contact the Downey City Clerk’s Office at (562) 904-7280.

November 3, 2020 General Election 

Notice of Election - English

Notice of Election - Spanish

Notice of Election - Chinese

Notice of Election - Korean

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

The next City Council Election will take place November 3, 2020, for three (3) Members of the City Council (one seat) from District Nos. 1, 3 and 5, 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 papers – July 13, 2020. Prior to issuing Nomination Papers, the voter registration of all prospective candidates will be verified by the Downey City Clerk with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.

Campaign Contributions and Expenditure Limits for Candidates in Local Elections

Ordinance No. 20-1421, Amending Chapter 11 ("Campaign Finance Reform Regulations") Article II of the Downey Municipal Code

Public Notice of Campaign Contribution Limitations & Voluntary Expenditure Limit

Nomination Papers

Nomination Papers for City Council Member can be obtained at the Downey City Clerk’s Office beginning July 13, 2020 through August 7, 2020, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (562) 904-4280, to schedule an appointment to obtain Nomination Papers. 

The deadline to file Nomination Papers is Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. If nomination documents for an incumbent are not filed by 5:00 p.m. on August 7, 2020, the nomination period shall be extended until Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., for persons other than the incumbent.

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