Los Angeles City Clerk Holly Wolcott reminded city council and board of education candidates Tuesday that the deadline to file nomination petitions for the 2020 primary election, and a supplemental petition if required, is a week from Wednesday.
The city clerk’s office will be closed this Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.
In order to appear on the March 3 primary ballot, candidates for Los Angeles City Council Districts 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14, and Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 must file a nominating petition by 5 p.m. on Dec. 4.
Each candidate must choose to either to pay a filing fee of $300 and submit at least 500 valid signatures from registered voters within their applicable jurisdiction, or waive the filing fee and submit at least 1,000 valid signatures.
Candidates who initially do not meet the required number of qualified voter signatures may file supplemental petitions, but all supplemental petitions must be filed by the same deadline as nominating petitions.
The City Clerk’s Election Division is at Piper Technical Center, 555 Ramirez St., Space 300, and is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
The list of candidates who have filed a nominating petition is posted on the City Clerk’s election website, www.clerk.lacity.org, under “Candidates,” and “Nominating Petition Filing List.” The list will be updated daily until all filed nominating petitions have been processed.
The primary election will whittle down the two top candidates in each jurisdiction for the general municipal election on Nov. 3. The city will conduct the candidate filing portion of the elections and the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder will administer the elections.