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Last Chance to File Nominating Petitions for L.A. City Primary Elections

Nominating and supplement petitions are all due to the city clerk's office by Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.

Los Angeles City Clerk June Lagmay reminds all candidates for the 2013 Primary Nominating Election that the deadline to file their nominating petitions, and supplemental petitions if required, is Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.

In order to appear on the March 5, 2013 ballot, candidates for the offices of Mayor, City Attorney and City Controller; Los Angeles City Council Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15; Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Districts 2, 4 and 6, and Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees Seats 2, 4 and 6, must file nominating petitions.  

When filing a nominating petition, each candidate must choose to either a) pay a filing fee of $300 and submit valid signatures of at least 500 but no more than 1,000 qualified, registered voters within their applicable jurisdictions or b) waive the filing fee and submit valid signatures of at least 1,000 but not more than 2,000 qualified, registered voters within their applicable jurisdictions.

Supplemental petitions may be filed by candidates who filed early but did not meet the required number of qualified voters’ signatures. However, please note that all supplemental petitions must be filed by the same deadline as nominating petitions, which is Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.

Please note the Election Division office location and hours as listed below:

Piper Technical Center
Office of the City Clerk - Election Division
555 Ramirez St., Space 300
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The list of candidates who have filed nominating petitions is posted on the Election Division's website under "Candidate Information - Nominating Petition Filing List." When there are additions, this list will be updated twice daily until all filed nominating petitions have been processed.

The city’s primary nominating election will be held March 5, 2013 and the General Municipal Election will be held May 21, 2013.

More information can be found on the Election Division’s website at: http://cityclerk.lacity.org/election/.

Click here for more information on the "L.A. City Votes!" initiative to reach out to voters in the county's nine most commonly spoken languages in addition to English.

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