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General Municipal Elections are held in the City of Pomona on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. Other municipal elections, or Special Elections, may be called by the City Council. The polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Pomona City Council is made up of a Mayor and six Councilmembers, for a total of seven members. Each election, three Councilmembers are elected to the City Council. The Mayor is elected every four years. Councilmembers are elected only by the registered voters of their own district and must reside in that district. The Mayor is elected at-large. The offices of Mayor and City Council are non-partisan. All offices are elected for a four-year term. Offices coming up for election are as follows:
If you would like to become a candidate, you may file a Form 501 at any time prior to the close of the nomination period. This form should be submitted to the City Clerk's Office.
To obtain nomination papers, candidates must come in to the City Clerk's Office during the nomination period to meet with the City Clerk in order to obtain a Nomination Binder, which contains nomination papers and other important forms and information. "Pulling" nomination papers will take approximately 30-45 minutes, so an appointment is requested.
There is no cost to be issued nomination papers, receive a Candidate's Handbook, which is provided free to all persons considering becoming a candidate, nor is there a fee to file nomination papers; however, there is a fee to file a candidate statement if the candidate so desires.
For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (909)620-2341.
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) provides free, expert advice at their toll free number (866) ASK-FPPC (275-3772) or you may go to their website at: http://www.fppc.ca.gov. All campaign forms and most manuals nad instructions ar eavailable on the FPPC website.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Registrar-Recorder /County Clerk (RR/CC) and the Pomona City Clerk's Office urge you to exercise your right to vote!
You may register to vote if you are:
1. A United States Citizen;
2. At least 18 years of age on the date of the next election;
3. Not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony violation;
The voter registration deadline is 15 days prior to an election to qualify to vote in that election.
If you have permanently moved to a different address, changed your name, or wish to change your political party affiliation, the deadline to re-register is 15 days before the next election.
You may register by clicking the "Register To Vote" button at the top, or by completing a registration-by-mail form. Forms are available throughout Los Angeles County at most county buildings, fire stations, libraries, banks, post offices, State Motor Vehicle Office and Public Assistance Offices (DPSS). The City of Pomona, City Clerk's Office, located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, (505 S. Garey Ave.) also has these forms available. The Pomona City Clerk's Office can be reached at 909-620-2341.
Information on your voter registration affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other person for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver's license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes. If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State's Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline 800-345-VOTE (8683).
Certain voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status. For more information, please contact the Secretary of State's Safe At Home program or visit the Secretary of State's Web site at www.ss.ca.gov.