The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out that the nomination period to apply city council candidacy will begin on Monday, July 18, 2022 at 8 a.m. The deadline for filing nomination papers is Friday, August 12, 2022 at 5 p.m. pursuant to the State Elections Code. City of West Hollywood residents who are interested in running for City Council should contact the City Clerk’s office to schedule an appointment to receive nomination papers and to review the requirements and deadlines for becoming an official candidate.
The City Council candidacy nomination process requires a potential candidate to gather between 20 and 30 signatures by voters registered in West Hollywood. Potential candidates must be at least 18 years old, residents of West Hollywood, and registered voters within the City.
Three City Council seats will be decided in the upcoming General Municipal Election, which will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. City of West Hollywood Councilmembers each serve for a term of four years and are elected at large. Each year, City Councilmembers select one of their members to serve as Mayor for a year, with the term beginning after the City Council reorganization, which occurs once every year.
If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the city are not filed by August 12, 2022 (the 88th day before the election), the voters shall have until the 83rd day before the election, August 17, 2022 at 5:00 p.m., to nominate candidates other than the person(s) who are the incumbents on the 88th day before the election, for that incumbent’s elective office. This extension is not applicable where there is no incumbent eligible to be elected.
If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by § 10229, Elections Code of the State of California.
The Vote Centers for the election shall be open as required during the identified voting period pursuant to California Elections Code sections 4007 and 14401.
The City of West Hollywood’s elections page, www.weho.org/elections, provides detailed election information and links to the California Secretary of State’s Voter Registration page, the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder’s website, and specific links for polling places and sample ballots.
For more information, to schedule an appointment to receive nomination papers, and to review the requirements and deadlines for becoming an official candidate, contact the City of West Hollywood’s City Clerk’s Office at (323) 848-6409 or send an e-mail message to Alyssa Poblador at firstname.lastname@example.org.