GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
The City’s General Municipal Elections are consolidated elections with Los Angeles County, which are conducted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. This election date was adopted by the Malibu City Council on May 11, 2015, and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on September 29, 2015.
The next General Municipal Election will be held on November 3, 2020.
voting during November 3, 2020 election
In 2020, Los Angeles County transitioned from polling places to Vote Centers. This new model allows voters to cast a ballot at any Vote Center location in the County for up to 10 days before and including the date of the election.
On April 28, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to launch Universal Vote By Mail service to all voters regardless of whether they registered to receive a Vote By Mail ballot or not. A reduced number of Vote Centers will still be available.
November 3, 2020 ELECTION
The nomination period for the November 3, 2020 General Municipal Election will open on Monday, July 13, 2020, and will run through Friday, August 7, 2020 (or August 12, 2020, if an incumbent fails to file).
In light of COVID-19, a candidate may elect to receive the nomination packet via mail or email rather than in person by providing a written, signed, and dated request to the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Council Campaign Statement Information
The requires reports from committees, candidates, and elected officials at various times of the year. Campaign Disclosure Filings are completed semi-annually, and during an election year (even years for the City of Malibu) two additional pre-election statements are required.
To better understand committee and candidate responsibilities before, during, and after the election, please consult the Fair Political Practices Commission Candidate Toolkit.
On July 13, 2020, the City Council authorized a measure to be placed on the November 3, 2020 ballot:
Shall a measure be adopted increasing the transient occupancy tax paid by hotel and other lodging guests from 12% to 15% of rent charged, raising approximately $775,000 annually until ended by voters, with revenue to be controlled and used locally for general municipal services in Malibu?
A letter designation for this measure will be assigned by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk on August 14, 2020.
The sample ballot will be linked here when it becomes available. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
- How do I become a registered voter in Malibu?
- What are the eligibility requirements to run for Malibu City Council?
- Is there a filing fee involved for my candidacy?
- Who can sign my nomination paper?
- Is there a fee for my candidate's statement?
- What if some of the signatures I obtain on my nomination paper are not registered voters or do not live within the City limits?
- Who is responsible for conducting Malibu General Municipal Elections?
election worker Information
Election workers are essential components of the election process.
To serve as an election worker in Los Angeles County, you must be:
- 18 years of age or older (unless participating in the Student Pollworker Program)
- A resident of California
- A United States citizen registered to vote or a legal permanent resident (green card holder)
Student election Worker Program
State law allows United States citizen or legal permanent resident (green card holder) high school students, age 16 or older, with a 2.5-grade point average or higher, and teacher and parental consent to serve during an election.