The city holds a general municipal election on the second Tuesday in April of every even-numbered year. At this election, Lawndale voters only elect a mayor, the members of the city council and the city clerk, or vote on city measures. The County of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder administers elections for all other offices and measures related to other jurisdictions, such as school districts and the county, state or federal government. City officials are elected at-large; there are no districts. All offices are non-partisan.

To be elected to a city office, a person must be a U.S. citizen who is 18 years of age or older. Candidates must be Lawndale residents and registered to vote in Lawndale. State laws govern election campaigns. For further information, feel free to contact the City Clerk Department at (310) 973-3213.

City Elected Officials

Elective offices are: 1) a mayor whose term is two years, 2) four councilmembers, each elected for four-year terms on a staggered schedule, and 3) a city clerk whose term is four years.

Current Officials and Their Terms of Office

Office Incumbent(s) Term Expires
Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles April 2018
City Councilmembers Pat Kearney, Bernadette Suarez April 2018
  James Osborne, Daniel Reid April 2020
City Clerk Rhonda Hofmann Gorman April 2018

Make Sure Your Vote Counts

The Cost of Lawndale Elections
City staff administers the city's general elections in April of even-numbered years. The City pays the full cost of these elections no matter how many voters participate. To see how much the City has been paying for each ballot received, click the heading above.


NOTICE TO VOTE BY MAIL VOTERS - You must sign the ballot envelope for your votes to be counted. If you did not sign your envelope, click here for instructions.





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