Election & Voter Information
NOTICE TO THE VOTERS OF THE CITY OF BALDWIN PARK
GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION DATE CHANGE
In order to be in compliance with Senate Bill 415, which takes effect January 1, 2018, the City Council of the City of Baldwin Park adopted Ordinance No. 1391 changing the date of the City’s general municipal election from November odd-year to November even-year. On May 30, 2017 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved City of Baldwin Park Ordinance No. 1391.
Beginning November 2018, the City of Baldwin Park General Municipal Election will be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.
The reasons for this change are:
- The November date will allow the City of Baldwin Park to consolidate its election with the Los Angeles County Statewide General Election which is held on the same date therefore resulting in a substantial cost savings.
- A majority of local governments in Los Angeles County would share the same election date.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to Elections Code section 10403.5 that:
- The next City of Baldwin Park General Municipal Election will be held on November 6, 2018.
- The terms of office of current City Council members will be extended twelve months to coincide with November 2018 and 2020 general municipal elections.
The City Council is made up of a Mayor and four Councilmembers, for a total of five people. These positions are elected by Baldwin Park citizens at large, and elections are held every two years. The offices of Mayor and City Council are non-partisan.
The Mayor serves a term of two years, while City Councilmembers each serve a term of four years.
Elective Office Candidate Qualifications: The only requirement for candidates seeking elective office is that they must be an electorate. An electorate means any person who is a United States citizen, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of an election precinct in the City at least 15 days prior to the election.
Voter Registration Information
How and Where to Register to Vote?
You may register to vote by completing a registration-by-mail form or you may c omplete the on-line California Voter Registration Form by visiting www.lavote.net . You may also download the Federal Voter Registration Form from the Secretary of State's website www.ss.ca.gov . This is a PDF download and must be read with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mail-in forms are available at:
- Baldwin Park City Clerk's Office (14403 E. Pacific Ave.)
- Baldwin Park Library (4848 Baldwin Park Blvd.)
- Baldwin Park Post Office (4230 Maine Ave.)
Voter information and/or registration forms can be obtained at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Norwalk headquarters and all RR/CC district offices. The Registrar of Voters general information telephone numbers are (562) 466-1310 or (800) 481-VOTE (8683) or at http://www.lavote.net
You may register to vote if you are a citizen of the United States and you will be at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election. You must register at least 15 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election.
You must re-register to vote if you have moved, changed your name or wish to change your political party affiliation. The deadline to re-register is 15 days prior to the next election.
Voting Language Preferences
The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk provides registration forms and assistance in six languages other than English in compliance with Federal and State laws (Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Korean). Multi-lingual materials may be obtained by calling (800) 481-8683.
Official Sample Ballot booklets include a printed vote-by-mail voter application on the back cover page.
- Voters who wish to cast a vote-by-mail ballot 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 an vote-by-mail ballot and return it to:
P.O. BOX 30450
LOS ANGELES, CA 90030-0450
- A letter request is acceptable if it identifies the election for which a ballot is being requested, contains the voter's name and signature, registered address and the address to which the ballot should be mailed.
- The signature of each person asking for an vote-by-mail ballot is required in order to verify the legitimacy of the application.
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