Current Election

General Municipal Election

The City of Whittier is conducting a general municipal election on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 for the purpose of electing a Mayor and Council Members in Districts 2 and 4.

The Election will be conducted by the City of Whittier City Clerk Department. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. 

If you have any questions about the Election, please call the City Election line at (562) 567-9854 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

Voter Registration

The last day to register to vote for this Election is March 26, 2018.

Check the status of your voter registration or register to vote on the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s website.   Voter registration forms are also available at City Hall, City Clerk Department, 13230 Penn St, Whittier, CA 90602 and at post offices.

Sample Ballots

Sample Ballot pamphlets include the list of qualified candidates and candidate statements, an application to Vote-By-Mail, and the location of your polling place.

The City of Whittier will mail sample ballot pamphlets to all registered voters between March 1 and March 20, 2018.

Vote by Mail

To obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot, complete the application form on the back of your Sample Ballot pamphlet. The application  may be returned by mail or delivered to the City Clerk or City Hall. Applications must be received by April 3, 2018. Your Vote-By-Mail ballot may be returned to the City Clerk’s office by mail or hand delivery. Vote-By-Mail ballots that are personally delivered must be delivered no later than the close of polls at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day April 10, 2018. Vote-By-Mail ballots that are mailed must be postmarked on or before Election Day April 10, 2018 and received by the City Clerk’s office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Voters who are registered as Permanent Vote-By-Mail voters will receive their ballot between March 12 and April 3, 2018.  Active military and Out-of-Country voters will automatically receive Vote-By-Mail facsimile ballots beginning February 9, 2018.

Polling Places

Your polling place is printed on the back cover of your Sample Ballot pamphlet. Please check your polling place location and address carefully because it may have changed from the last election. You can also obtain your polling place at lavote.net or by calling (562)567-9854.

Voters with Disabilities

All City election polling places are accessible to disabled voters. Please call the City Election line at (562) 567-9854 if you experience difficulty accessing any of the polling places in the City of Whittier. Voters with disabilities and other voters who cannot get inside the polling place because of limitations may request to vote “curbside” (outside of the poll location). A poll worker will bring a ballot and voting pen outside and assist the voters in casting a ballot.

Electioneering

On Election Day, or at any time that a voter may be casting a ballot, no person shall, within 100 feet of a polling place or an Election official’s office, solicit a vote or speak to a voter on the subject of marking his or her ballot, place a sign relating to voters’ qualifications, or speak to a voter on the subject of his or her qualifications.