Elections

GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION  - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018

Official Candidate List
​​​Candidate List (PDF)

Legal Notice of Election

Notice is hereby given that an election will be held in the City of La Habra on November 6, 2018 for the purpose of electing two members of the City Council. The Notice of Election is available in the following languages:

•    English (PDF)

•    Chinese (PDF)

•    Korean (PDF)

•    Spanish (PDF)

Election Resolutions

The following resolutions pertaining to the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election were adopted by La Habra City Council on June 4, 2018:

•    Resolution 5842 (PDF)

•    Resolution 5843 (PDF)

•    ​​Resolution 5844 (PDF)

CANDIDATE HANDBOOK
​Individuals interested in running for office of Member of City Council should contact the City Clerk to schedule an appointment to pull papers at 562-383-4030.
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​​Candidate Handbook 2018

City Elections

The residents of La Habra are represented by a five-member City Council. The members of the City Council are elected on an at-large basis to four-year terms. There are no term limits. La Habra General Municipal Elections are held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years and coincide with the Statewide General Election. Each year, the members of the City Council choose one member to serve as Mayor and one member to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor and the City Council are non-partisan.

Individuals who are interested in seeking election to the City Council must be residents and registered voters of the City of La Habra at the time nomination papers are issued (residents of the unincorporated county territories are not eligible to run for municipal office). The period for the filing of nomination documents by candidates in elections consolidated with the regularly scheduled election shall commence on the 113th day prior to the election. The nomination documents shall be filed not later than 5:00 p.m. on the 88th day prior to the regularly scheduled election in the office of the City Clerk, during regular office hours. If nomination documents for an incumbent officer of a political subdivision are not filed by 5:00 p.m. on the 88th day before the election, any person other than the person who was the incumbent on the 88th day shall have until 5:30 p.m. on the 83rd day before the election to file nomination documents for the elective office.

SEEKING ELECTION & NOMINATIONS

Eligibility

Individuals who are interested in seeking election to the City Council must be residents and registered voters of the City of La Habra at the time nomination papers are issued.

Nomination Documents Deadline

The period for filing of nomination documents by candidates, in elections consolidated with the regularly scheduled election, shall commence on the 113th day prior to the election. The nomination documents shall be filed no later than 5 p.m., on the 88th day prior to the regularly scheduled election, in the office of the City Clerk during regular office hours.

​Incumbent Members

If nomination documents for an incumbent City Councilmember are not filed by 5:00 p.m. on the 88th day before the election, any person other than the person who was the incumbent on the 88th day shall have until 5:30 p.m. on the 83rd day before the election to file nomination documents for the elective office.

As the Election Official, it is the duty of the City Clerk to conduct Municipal Elections in accordance with the La Habra's City Code, the Elections Code, and the Political Reform Act of 1974.