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Information about the November 5, 2013 Local and Municipal Elections

November 5, 2013 Local and Municipal Elections

Local and municipal elections were held on November 5, 2013 in El Segundo, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and Wiseburn.

In El Segundo, there was an election for three seats on the El Segundo Unified School District Board.

In Hawthorne, there were elections for City Clerk, City Treasurer, Mayor, City Council (2 seats), Hawthorne School District Board (3 seats), and Measure A (extend mayoral terms from 2 years to 4 years).

In Redondo Beach, there were elections for City Council (3 seats), Hermosa Beach City School District Board (3 seats), City Treasurer, and Measure B (reduction in post-midnight operating hours of specified businesses).

In Manhattan Beach, there was an election for Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board (3 seats).

In Wiseburn, there were elections for Measure W (reorganization for proposed formation of Wiseburn Unified School District), and Proposed Wiseburn Unified School District Board (5 seats)

Election results can be found on the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder website.

July 23, 2013 Redondo Beach Special Municipal Runoff Election

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013, the City of Redondo Beach will be holding a Special Municipal Runoff Election for the office of City Treasurer. This election is an All-Mail-In Ballot election.

For official election information, including the three methods for returning your ballot, see the election page at the City of Redondo Beach website. Find information about the candidates at SmartVoter.org.

May 14, 2013 Redondo Beach Runoff and Special Municipal Election

New! May 14, 2013 Redondo Beach Election Results

See Semi-Official Election Results for the May 14, 2013 Redondo Beach Runoff/Special Election on the City of Redondo Beach website.

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On May 14, 2013, the City of Redondo Beach will be holding a Runoff/Special Election for the following offices: Mayor, City Council (Districts 1 and 4), and City Treasurer. For official election information, including the Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet, Polling Location Area Map, and Polling Location List, see the election page at the City of Redondo Beach website. Find information about the candidates at SmartVoter.org.

March 5, 2013 Local Elections: Results

Local elections were held on March 5, 2013 in Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach, two of the cities served by the LWV Beach Cities.

In Redondo Beach, there were races for Mayor, City Council (Districts 1, 2, and 4), City Attorney, Redondo Beach United School District Board (3 seats), and Measure RB-A (the AES power plant phase-out initiative). Official election results are posted on the City of Redondo Beach Election Information page.

In Manhattan Beach, there were elections for three City Council seats and the office of City Treasurer. Official election results are posted on the City of Manhattan Beach Elections page.

November 6, 2012 Election Results

The November 6, 2012 General Election is over. The California Secretary of State's website has the official election results for state and federal contests.

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's website has local results for Los Angeles County contests and local elections within Los Angeles County. Go to the menu on the left side of the page and click on "County Contests", "County Measures", or "Local Contests" to find the results you are interested in.

November 6, 2012 General Election Resources

Smart Voter: Go to Smart Voter for information on the contests and candidates for the November 6, 2012 election. Use the personalized "My Ballot" lookup feature on the right-hand side of the page to get information about the candidates and measures that will appear on your ballot.

Pros & Cons: The Pros & Cons is a nonpartisan explanation of the state propositions on the November 6, 2012 ballot, including the major provisions, fiscal effects, main arguments for and against, and supporters and opponents.

Easy Voter Guide: The Easy Voter Guide is the quick guide for new voters and busy voters. It contains easy-to-understand information about the November 6, 2012 election, including the state propositions and the Presidential and U.S. Senate races, as well as the voting process. Go to the Easy Voter Guide website for a wealth of additional information, including the Easy Voter Guide in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean versions. It also has the "Voting is as Easy as 1-2-3" brochure in different languages.

Official Voter Information Guide : The California Secretary of State's Official Voter Information Guide has extensive information on the November 6, 2012 election. It includes the analyses for each statewide ballot measure, official arguments by the supporters and opponents of each measure, and the text of the ballot measures.

Campaign contribution information: Go to the nonpartisan Voter's Edge California website to find out who is funding the ballot measures.

November 6, 2012 General Election Deadlines & Crucial Dates

Last day to register to vote: October 22, 2012

Last day for county elections office to receive your written request for a "vote by mail" ballot: October 30, 2012

Election Day: November 6, 2012. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Election Results Archives

Los Angeles County: Results for the June 5, 2012 Primary Election can be found on Smart Voter here.

Statewide: Results for the June 5, 2012 Primary Election can be found on Smart Voter here.

Register to Vote

Do you want to register to vote for the next election? Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your party, your address, your name?

See information about registering to vote in California, including requirements, deadlines, how to register, residence, re-registering,overseas and military reg, and more.

You can now register online! Any eligible Californian who has access to the Internet and has a driver's license or ID signature on file with the DMV can register online. Go to the California Secretary of State's website to fill out the online registration application.

Basic Information for Voters

The Basics

    An excellent resource to help you navigate through state propositions is the website of the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund. It includes background information about the election process and how to vote, as well as information about upcoming elections.

    For tips on how to vote for judges, click here.



For More In-Depth Information

Smart Voter Smart Voter: An excellent resource! Just type in your address and zip code, and Smart Voter displays just the contests on your ballot. Then click away and find information on those candidates and ballot measures that pertain to your ballot -- information is from the League and other nonpartisan sources. Archives of past elections are available with election results. Just go to Smart Voter to learn more.


Follow The Money! - The California Automated Lobbying and Campaign Contribution & Expenditure Search System (CAL-ACCESS). Who gives money and how much? Who receives the money and how do they spend it? Click here.

Another great resource is The California Voter Foundation.