November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election Information
The City of South Pasadena will hold a general municipal election on November 6, 2018 for the purpose of electing two City Councilmembers - one each from Districts 4 and 5, along with one City Clerk and one City Treasurer. This election will begin the first phase of the City's transition to district-based elections. The transition will be fully complete following the November 2020 election when City Councilmembers are elected from Districts 1, 2, and 3.
The nomination period for this upcoming election is Monday, July 16, 2018 through Friday, August 10, 2018. If any incumbent does not file for office, the deadline will extend to Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
Below are the candidate qualifications for elected office:
- Be registered to vote at their current residence in the City of South Pasadena
- If running for a City Council position, must reside in the district in which they are running
- A citizen of the United States
- 18 years of age or older
- Not disqualified from holding office by the Constitution or laws of the State of California
Please contact the City Clerk's Office at (626) 403-7230 to schedule an appointment for the issuance of nomination papers and the candidate manual. Regular business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Fridays.
Click Here for a list of individuals who have qualified for the ballot.
Measure N Information
- Rebuttal to Argument Against of Measure N - Proponents
- Rebuttal to Argument in Favor Measure N - Opponents
- Argument in Favor of Measure N - Proponents
- Argument Against Measure N - Opponents
- City Attorney's Impartial Analysis
South Pasadena District Elections
On October 4, 2017, the South Pasadena City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2318 to change from at-large to by-district elections with respect to electing members of the City Council, establishing boundaries, and sequencing of elections within the districts. Voters will experience the new by-district electoral system beginning with the General Municipal Election in November 2018. For more information, visit www.southpasadenaca.gov/districts.
Campaign Contribution Regulations
On October 4, 2017, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2317 establishing City Campaign Contribution Regulations. The purpose of these regulations is to promote integrity, honesty, and transparency in municipal election campaigns and to prevent corruption, or the appearance of corruption, from the real or imagined influence of large contributions.
Specifically, no candidate shall solicit or accept any contribution from any person that would exceed the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) with respect to any single election. For more information contact the City Clerk's Division at (626) 403-7230.
You may now register to vote online. In order to do so, please continue to the online voter registration page. The process will be completed on the California Secretary of State's website, where you will be asked to input your driver's license number and last four digits of your social security number. You can also use this service to make any changes to your registration (such as address changes, name changes, and/or party affiliation).
Voter registration forms are available at the South Pasadena Post Office, the Public Library (1100 Oxley Street), the City Finance Department and City Clerk's Division (1414 Mission Street), and the Police Department (1422 Mission Street).
On October 5, 2016, the South Pasadena City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2301 to change the City's General Municipal Elections from November in odd-numbered years to November in even-numbered years, to coincide with statewide general elections. As a result of this change, the November 7, 2017 General Municipal Election will now occur on November 6, 2018. All current City officeholders terms of office will be extended by 12 months, in accordance with California Elections Code Section 10403.5. In 2018, Districts 4 and 5 will be up for election. In 2020, Districts 1, 2, and 3 will be up for election.
Qualified residents who are interested in filing for City elected positions are asked to contact the City Clerk’s Division at (626) 403-7230 for information about filing requirements.