SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION: MARCH 5, 2023
- Candidate Nomination Period:
The Nomination Period for candidates interested in running for City of San Fernando City Council begins on November 13, 2023 and closes on Friday, December 8, 2023, at 5:00 pm. There will be one (1) Member of the City Council elective office to fill a partial term for the balance of an unexpired four year term, and would expire in November 2024.
Persons interested in running for Member of the City Council are encouraged to schedule an appointment with City Clerk Julia Fritz, during regular business hours (Monday through Thursday, 7:30 am to 5:30 pm; and Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) to pull/receive nomination papers (California Election Code Section 10227). Please note that all required forms must be completed and returned by 5:00 pm at the close of the Nomination Period.
Beginning Monday, November 13, 2023, to schedule an appointment, please contact City Clerk Julia Fritz at (818) 898-1204 or via email CityClerk@sfcity.org.
CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
David Chiapa Bernal for San Fernando City Council 2020
Families and Councilmember Fajardo Supporting Sylvia Ballin 2024
Re-Elect Mayor Gonzales for City Council
Celeste Rodriguez for City Council 2020
San Fernando Police Officers Association PAC
San Fernando Voters for a Better City Who Support Mary Solorio for San Fernando City Council 2022 - Recipient Committee
Solorio for City Council 2022
Friends of Jesse H. Avila for City Council, 2015
Ballin for City Council 2022
Magaly Colelli for City Council 2020
Fajardo for City Council 2022
Fajardo for City Council 2020
Fajardo for City Council 2017
Fajardo for City Council 2012
Mendoza for City Council 2022
Mendoza for City Council 2020
Families for Cindy Montanez for City Council 2020
Preserve San Fernando Committee Supporting Measure A
Victoria Garcia for City Council 2022
HOW TO VOTE
VOTE BY MAIL
Don’t wait until Election Day! The safest way to cast your ballot is to Vote by Mail. You rely on the Postal Service to send your tax returns, receive credit cards, and get a driver’s license. Keep your vote secure and Vote by Mail.
All registered voters in LA County will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot. All you have to do is fill out your ballot, mail it and make sure it’s postmarked by Election Day. No postage is required!
The Vote by Mail Ballot Drop Box program started in 2017 as an initiative to provide voters with a secure alternative option for returning their ballot. In the March 2020 Primary Election, the number of boxes throughout the County expanded to 206. These boxes remained secure and accessible throughout the entire voting period. In the 2020 Presidential General Election there will be more than 400 secure Drop Boxes throughout the County, including two in the City of San Fernando, giving voters a safe, accessible and contact free method to return their ballot during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Vote By Mail Ballot Drop Box Locations in San Fernando
- City Hall Council Chambers – 117 Macneil St, San Fernando (corner of Macneil St and First St)
- Pioneer Park – 828 Harding Ave, San Fernando (near the Snack Bar)
Download Vote By Mail Drop Box Checklist: ENGLISH
While the safest option is to Vote by Mail or bring your ballot to one of the secure drop-off locations, L.A. County is making in-person voting as safe as possible, and modernizing how you cast your ballot!
In San Fernando, voters have 5 consecutive days and Election Day to vote in-person at ANY participating Vote Center. Our Vote Centers will be safe, secure and follow all public health and safety guidelines. To find your nearest Vote Center, go to plan.lavote.net. And you can also vote in-person at our Mobile Vote Centers! Mobile Vote Centers will be at historic landmarks, parks, farmer’s markets, zoos and stadiums so we can bring voting to the voters!
Download Safe Vote Center Plan: ENGLISH
Save time at your local Vote Center with the Interactive Sample Ballot! If you plan to vote in person, a convenient way to reduce the time you spend at a Vote Center is to make your selections before leaving the house.
Using a computer, mobile phone or personal device, you can review your ballot information and make your selections. After going through the selection process, the Interactive Sample Ballot creates a Poll Pass (QR code) – like an airline boarding pass. At the Vote Center, you will scan the Poll Pass to instantly transfer your selections to the Ballot Marking Device (BMD).
- Voter Registration Verification (Enter your last name, birthdate, house number and zip code)
- Find Your Vote Center (Look up Vote Centers near you)
- Voting Wait Times (Determine the Estimated Wait Time at a Vote Center)
- Interactive Sample Ballot (Access your sample ballot)
- Track Your Ballot (When it’s mailed, received, and counted)TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEW VOTING SYSTEM AND ITS COMPONENTS, PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW
Vote Safe In-Person
The Los Angeles County/Registrar-Recorder will provide safe and secure Vote Centers that follow all of the public health and safety guidelines, such as:
- Social distancing of 6 feet
- Election Workers wearing protective gloves and masks
- Wiping down surfaces and Ballot Marking Devices after every voter
- Limiting the number of voters in the voting area at one time