GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION: NOVEMBER 3, 2020
The General Municipal Election held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, was consolidated with the Los Angeles County General Election. Registered voters in the City of San Fernando had the opportunity to elect three Councilmembers: two Councilmembers of the five-member City Council for a term of four years each, and one Councilmember to fill the two-year unexpired balance of the four-year term of the City Council seat vacated by the resignation of former Councilmember Antonio Lopez on September 30, 2019.
- TWO COUNCILMEMBERS FOR A TERM OF FOUR YEARS (seats were occupied by incumbents Joel Fajardo and Robert C. Gonzales)
Candidates for Member of the City Council for the Full Four-Year Terms (two City Council Seats)
- Cindy Montañez
- Joel Fajardo
- Magaly Colelli
- Celeste Rodriguez
- Cindy Montañez and Celeste Rodriguez were elected as Members of the City Council for the full term of four years each in that they received the top two highest numbers of votes cast.
- ONE COUNCILMEMBER FOR A TERM OF TWO YEARS (seat occupied by Councilmember Mary Mendoza who was appointed by City Council to complete the unfinished term of former Councilmember Antonio Lopez)
Candidates for Member of the City Council for the Two-Year Term (one City Council Seat)
- David Chiapa Bernal
- Mary Mendoza
- Mary Mendoza was elected to serve the unexpired 2-year balance of the City Council seat vacated in September 2019 in that she the highest number of votes cast.
In addition to the City Councilmember contests, registered voters also had the opportunity to vote on an ordinance increasing the City’s existing General Purpose half-cent Transactions (Sales) and Use Tax by an additional quarter-percent (1/4%) (Measure SF).
- MEASURE SF: KEEP SALES TAX REVENUES LOCAL San Fernando voters were also be presented with one (1) tax-related ballot measure. The measure entitled Keep Sales Tax Revenues Local Measure SF which posed the following question: To ensure that the maximum amount of sales tax revenues generated in San Fernando remain in San Fernando, and to increase funding for street and sidewalk improvements; public infrastructure; local business reinvestment; public Wi-Fi; long-term debt reduction; wages and other general municipal purposes, shall the existing transactions and use tax rate be increased from the current rate of 1/2% to a new rate of 3/4% to raise approximately $1,100,000 annually?
- Measure SF was passed and approved by a majority of those voting on the measure.Download the City Council Resolution No. 8046 Declaring Election Results for the General Municipal Election on November 3 2020 (12-7-20): ENGLISH
GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION: NOVEMBER 8, 2022The next General Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and will be consolidated with the Los Angeles County General Election. Registered voters in the City of San Fernando will have the opportunity to elect three Councilmembers for a term of four years each.
CAMPAIGN DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS
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 in 2020.
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!
You can check the status of your ballot to confirm it was received and tallied through our Vote by Mail Status Tool at plan.lavote.net. Vote by Mail is the safest and most accessible voting option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vote early, vote by mail, and stay healthy!
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! To find your nearest Mobile Vote Center, go to plan.lavote.net.
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 Centers in San Fernando
- Las Palmas Park – 505 S. Huntington St, San Fernando
- Recreation Park – 208 Park Ave, San Fernando
- Mission City Church – 777 Maclay Ave, San Fernando
- San Fernando Library – 217 Maclay Ave, San Fernando
- First United Methodist Church of San Fernando – 1525 Glenoaks Blvd, San Fernando
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