What if some of the signatures I obtain on my nomination paper are not registered voters or do not live within the City limits?
These signatures will not be counted toward the 20 signatures required for you to run for office. The City Clerk must verify the signatures on all nomination papers, so file your nomination paper early to avoid this problem. If you wait until the last day of the filing period to file and any sponsor signature, for any reason, is insufficient, it will not be counted toward the required signatures and you may not qualify as a candidate. If you file early, there will be time to check the signatures and notify you of any discrepancies, and you will then have an opportunity to circulate and submit a supplemental nomination paper.

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1. How do I become a registered voter in Malibu?
2. What are the eligibility requirements to run for Malibu City Council?
3. Is there a filing fee involved for my candidacy?
4. Who can sign my nomination paper?
5. Is there a fee for my candidate's statement?
6. What if some of the signatures I obtain on my nomination paper are not registered voters or do not live within the City limits?
7. Who is responsible for conducting Malibu General Municipal Elections?
8. Where can I obtain information on elections?
9. What happens if I change my mind about running for office after filing the nomination paper?
10. May I change or correct the wording or spelling on my candidate's statement after submission?
11. If I submit a voluntary candidate's statement and I change my mind, may I withdraw the statement?
12. Can someone deliver my nomination paper to the City Clerk for me?
13. How often does the City Council meet?
14. Is the City Council position paid?