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Election Information

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General Municipal Election 
NOVEMBER 3, 2020


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom signed an executive order requiring election officials to send vote-by-mail ballots to all Californians registered to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election, while also ensuring that those who may need to access in-person voting opportunities are able to.

Information on November 3, 2020 Vote-by-Mail Election
Governor's Executive Order - N-64-20
Governor's Executive Order - N-67-20

Receive your Vote-by-Mail Ballot for November by registering before OCTOBER 19, 2020


Notice of Election - (English, Spanish and Russian)
Notice of Nomination Period - (English, Spanish, Russian)


 The next General Municipal Election will be held on November 3, 2020.  

There will be TWO (2) City Council seats to be filled for four-year terms.

The Nomination period begins July 13, 2020 and ends on August 7, 2020

Those interested in running for West Hollywood City Council must be: 
1) A West Hollywood Resident
2) Registered to Vote in West Hollywood
3) 18 years of age or older
4) Must obtain 20 valid signatures on a Nomination form provided by the City.

Individuals can begin soliciting campaign funds not more than 24 months before an Election.  You may submit a Candidate Intention Form (Form 501) to the City Clerk's Office and if you expect to receive or spend $2,000 or more on your campaign; you’ll need to submit a Statement of Organization Form (Form 410) to the Secretary of State and provide a copy to the City Clerk's office.

To become a Candidate for the 2020 Election, you must receive 20 valid signatures (of registered West Hollywood voters) on a Nomination Form that will then be verified by the L.A. County Registrar Recorder.

You may contact the City Clerk's Office at 323-848-6409 or you may Email Alyssa Poblador at in late June/early July 2020 to schedule an appointment to receive specific Election information and your official Nomination papers. 


  • The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has prepared this useful 35 minute video webinar for candidates and their treasurers. It covers how to get started with your campaign, campaign contributions and restrictions, finances and record keeping, how to complete and file campaign reports, and what to do following the election. 


Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP)
In 2020, Los Angeles County will transition from polling places to vote centers. This new model will allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County over an 11-day period.  Resident's of the City of West Hollywood will experience this new way of voting in the upcoming Presidential Primary in March 2020.

Below is additional information on the new voting experience:

L.A. County's New Voting Experience
Modernizing the Voting Experience(Russian) (Spanish)
Accessibility Features(Russian) (Spanish)
Informational Videos --Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP)

Visit the County's website for more information at:


            Senate Bill No. 415 (SB 415) mandated that the City of West Hollywood's Elections be consolidated with the Statewide elections conducted by the L.A. County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk.  The City's elections will now be held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years, beginning November 3, 2020. 

NOTICE TO VOTERS-  (In English & Russian)
NOTICE TO VOTERS - (In English & Spanish)      


Apply to become a PERMANENT Vote by Mail Voter  [PDF}
View Campaign Finance Statements [PDF]                 
View Past Election Results [PDF] 

VoteSquareRegister to Vote
The California Secretary of State’s Voter Registration page allows you to register online. You must be 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and a resident of California.  You will need your California driver license, the last four (4) digits of your social security number, and your date of birth.

la county registrar logoLos Angeles County Registrar/Recorder Website
When you visit the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder’s Voting & Elections page, you will find additional information and resources related to elections.  You can apply to be a pollworker.  You can sign-up to receive your sample ballot via email.  In addition, there is information about voter and community outreach. 

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