City Council Candidate Forum Video
On February 2, 2017 the Manhattan Beach Resident's Association (MBRA) hosted a City Council Candidate's Forum at City Hall. To watch the video of the event, click on the "watch video" link on the right side or click here.
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Voter Information Guide
|City of Manhattan Beach
Voter Information Guide
| Candidate Forums
|Find Your Polling Place||Vote by Mail Application|
Candidate Forums are not official events organized by the City of Manhattan Beach. However, the City encourages resident participation and education in the municipal electoral process. Below is a list of the Candidate Forums the City has been notified of. If you would like to add your organization's forum to the website, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (310) 802-5056.
|Thursday, February 2, 2017||6:30 PM|| City Hall
City Council Chambers
1400 Highland Avenue
|Manhattan Beach Residents Association|
|Thursday, February 9, 2017||9:30 AM
at 8:30 AM)
|American Martyrs Church
St. Kateri Room
Deegan Pl. & 14th Street
|American Martyrs Church|
|Thursday, February 16, 2017||11:30 AM||Joslyn Community Center
Ocean Banquet Hall
1401 North Valley Drive
|Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program|
|Friday, February 24, 2017||9:30 AM
at 9:15 AM)
| Mira Costa High School
1401 Artesia Blvd.
|Mira Costa High School PTA Council|
| Date Nomination
|Tim Lilligren||City Treasurer||1201 Elm Avenue
|Mark Burton||City Council||1216 2nd Street
|Tony D'Errico||City Council||764 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
|Richard P. Montgomery||City Council|| 1461 Manhattan Beach, Unit C
|Nancy Hersman||City Council|| 1806 9th Street
|Joseph Ungoco||City Council|| 201 Kelp Street
|Chris Conaway||City Council||428 5th Street
|Diane Barkelew Wallace||City Council||14 Santa Cruz Ct.
|Steve Napolitano||City Council||600 John Street
Recent General Municipal Election Updates
eNotification Calling and Giving Notice of the March 7, 2017 General Municipal Election (November 23, 2016 - eNotification sent to 287 emails and 2,983 followers of the City's Facebook and Twitter pages)
General Election Information
The City Clerk is the local elections administrator and conducts the City's General Municipal Election. This includes, but is not limited to: the preparation of necessary resolutions calling General or Special Municipal Elections; the coordination of the candidate nomination process, ballot designation and statement of qualification; the receipt and processing of initiative, referendum and recall petitions; and the canvassing and certification of election results.
In order to vote in an election, you must be a registered voter. Voter Registration Forms and other information can be obtained through any of the following means:
- The Manhattan Beach City Clerk's Office, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, or call (310) 802-5056
- Vote By Mail Application (Available after December 12, 2016)
- The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk or call (800) 481-8683
- The California Secretary of State or call (800) 345-8683
March 7, 2017 General Municipal Election Information
The next regularly scheduled local General Municipal Election will be held on March 7, 2017. Any citizen in the City of Manhattan Beach may run for public office if the following general requirements are met:
- a citizen of the United States
- a legal resident and registered voter of the City of Manhattan Beach
- at least 18 years old on or before the election date
- not under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
- and not serving a court sentence for a felony or election law violation
More specific qualifications and filing deadlines to run for a particular office vary. Citizens who desire to run for public office that meet these general qualifications should contact the City Clerk's Office located at 1400 Highland Avenue, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, or call (310) 802-5056.
Consolidated Election with Los Angeles County
At the November 1, 2016 City Council meeting, the City of Manhattan Beach adopted Resolution No. 16-0071 requesting the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to consolidate the City’s General Municipal Election on March 7, 2017 with the Los Angeles County Special Countywide Election.
On December 6, 2017 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved and notified the City of Manhattan Beach that a special countywide election would occur. Therefore, the County will administer the election and canvass the results of the City’s March 7, 2017 General Municipal Election for three City Council seats and one City Treasurer.
The filing period for Nomination Papers and Candidate's Statements begins 7:30 AM on Monday, November 14, 2016 and ends on Monday, December 12, 2016. Candidates may pull and then file their Nomination Papers anytime during that period. If a qualified incumbent fails to file by 5:30 PM, Monday, December 12, 2016, non-incumbents may file during an extended period until 5:30 PM, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
The filing period for Write-In Candidates begins Monday, January 9, 2017, and ends on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
At 4:00 PM on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in the City Council Chambers at Manhattan Beach City Hall, the City will host a public meeting to provide all candidates an opportunity to hear from the City's Executive Management team regarding various programs and services provided by each department. The Department Heads will also be available to answer questions about City operations.
On the ballot for consideration will be three (3) City Council Seats, term of three years and eight months and one (1) City Treasurer Seat, term of three years and eight months.
Candidates that pulled nomination papers but did not file:
| Date Nomination
|Bill Victor||City Council||P.O. Box 88603
Los Angeles, CA 90009