General Municipal Election

City facilities have been closed to the public effective March 18, 2020. The City remains committed to serving our residents and members of the public. Staff will continue to provide essential services via phone, email or online. Dependent on your request, City Clerk staff will make every effort to provide services electronically.

Please feel free to contact the City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@templecity.us.

The City's next General Municipal Election will be held on March 8, 2022 (Reso. No. 21-5553) for 2 Councilmember seats.  The term of office will begin March 8, 2022 and end on March 3, 2026.


Qualification for Elective Office


The qualifications for any person to hold an elective office of the city shall be as follows:
A.   Any such person shall be an elector, within the meaning of the constitution of the state; and
B.   Any such person shall have been a bona fide resident of the city for at least one year next preceding the date of the election at which he desires to be a candidate for such elective office; and
C.   A council member who has been elected or appointed to four four-year terms whether consecutive or not, shall not be eligible to be a candidate for election to the office of council member again. A council member elected or appointed to serve two years or more of an unexpired term shall have that term counted as a "four-year term" for purposes of this section. A council member elected or appointed to serve less than two years of an unexpired term shall not have that term counted as a "four-year term." This section shall apply prospectively, meaning that it eliminates previous limitations on holding office and shall apply to council members elected or appointed to office on and after the effective date of this section. (Res. 16-5187)

Nomination/Declaration of Candidacy Period


Opens:  Monday, November 15, 2021 
Closes: Friday, December 10, 2021, unless an incumbent does not file, then the period is extended to Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Becoming a Candidate


Those interested in becoming a candidate for the March 8, 2022 election must file nomination papers with the City Clerk during the nomination period.  

Please review AB 571 before making, soliciting or receiving contributions for candidacy for City of Temple City City Council.  Maximum allowable campaign contribution limits are adjusted biennially, beginning June 2019 (next update June 2021).  Campaign limits are set by state statue.  

Filing Process (Pull papers)
To request and receive candidate paperwork (pull paper), please make an appointment with the City Clerk, cityclerk@templecity.us.  During this meeting, the City Clerk will provide you with a candidate handbook and all the necessary forms for your candidacy.  This process will take approximately 1 hour.

Filing completed candidacy nomination papers 


To file your nomination paperwork, please make an appointment with the City Clerk.  The City Clerk will review your nomination papers and related documents to make sure all necessary requirements are met.  This process may take up to 1 hour. There is no cost to be issued nomination papers and receive a Candidate's Handbook, which is provided free to all persons considering becoming a candidate, nor is there a fee to file nomination papers.

Cost


There is no cost to be issued nomination papers and receive a Candidate's Handbook, which is provided free to all persons considering becoming a candidate, nor is there a fee to file nomination papers.

If a candidate chooses to submit a candidate statement, there is an estimate fee of $2,000 to cover the mandated translation, printing and distribution of that statement in the sample ballot booklets.

Registered Voters


Temple City has 20,551 Registered Voters as of November, 2021, according to the County Registrar of Voters.

The last day to register to vote for the March 8, 2022 election is Monday, February 21, 2022.

For updated voter registration information, please visit lavote.net

Other Resources


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Mailing of Vote-By-Mail Ballots 
L.A. County Registrar Election Results
LA Registrar of Voters
Polling Place and Sample Ballot Lookup
California Law
California Secretary of State
Elections Code
California Fair Political Practices Commission

Municipal Election Results
Please submit a public records request for results prior to 2001.

 Year Date 

 2020 March 3 Notice  
 2017  March 7 Notice  
 2015 March 3 Official Results Sample Ballot
 2013 March 5 Official Results
Sample Ballot
 2011 March 8 Official Results
Sample Ballot
 2009 March 3 Official Results
Sample Ballot
 2007 March 6 Official Results
Sample Ballot
 2005 March 8 Official Results
Sample Ballot
 2003 March 4 Official Results
Sample Ballot
 2001 March 6 Official Results
Sample Ballot