The City Clerk is the local elections administrator and coordinates with the County of Orange in the conduct of Municipal Elections. This includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of necessary resolutions calling for General and Special Municipal Elections and declaring the result of the election, the coordination of the candidate nomination process, and the receipt and processing of initiative, referendum, and recall petitions.

2022 California General Election 

The California General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Vote-by-mail begins on October 10, 2022.

2022 La Palma Candidate Statements for the General Election 

The City of La Palma has two seats available on the City Council this year. We have received three qualified candidates to run for these seats. Below are the candidate statements for those three residents who are running to fill the two City Council seats in the November 8, 2022, General Election:

Janet Keo Conklin Candidate Statement

Jonathan Dinwiddie Candidate Statement

Nitesh P. Patel Candidate Statement

2022 Candidate's Campaign Finance Reports

Although the City of La Palma does not have limits to campaign contributions, the Candidates running for La Palma City Council are required to file reports for their campaign financing per the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Below are the Campaign Finance Reports for each candidate:

Janet Keo Conklin Campaign Finance Reports

Jonathan Dinwiddie Campaign Finance Reports

Nitesh P. Patel Campaign Finance Reports

How and Where to Vote

In-Person Voting
In-person voting begins October 29 and runs through November 8, 2022. In-person voting will be held in the La Palma Community Center located at 7821 Walker Street. Voting hours are 8am-8pm.

Secure Ballot Drop Box
Voters can drop off their ballots at any countywide drop box. The dates for when the drop boxes will be open will be announced at a later date. The closet Secure Ballot Drop Box is in La Palma City Hall parking lot located at 7822 Walker Street.

Election Information and Resources

Local Election Information

Local elections for the La Palma City Council are held every two years (in even numbered years). The terms for the City Council’s five at-large seats are staggered. Therefore, all five City Council seats are not up for election during the same election year. If you have a question regarding the nomination or election process please contact the City Clerk at (714) 690-3334.