Elections & Voter Information

General Municipal Election

The City Clerk is the election official and conducts the General Municipal Election which is held on the first Tuesday in November of even numbered years to elect members of the City Council and to consider local ballot measures. Because Council terms overlap, three positions are open at one election and two positions are open at the next election two years later. Council Members are elected for four-year terms and must be registered voters and must reside within the designated district boundary. The City does not have a directly-elected Mayor; each year the five council members select one of their own to serve as Mayor.

View the Voting District Map (PDF).

Vote Center

A Vote Center is more than a traditional polling place: it's a full-service voting experience. Cast your ballot at any location, stop by on the weekend, even register to vote. Explore all of the benefits of Vote Center voting; all designed to improve the voter experience. Learn more about how voting in Orange County is changing by visiting the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.

Voting at Home

All registered voters in Orange County will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. If you prefer to cast your ballot in person, you can visit any Vote Center. Request a Replacement Ballot Online through the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.

Vote Anywhere

You can now vote at any Orange County Vote Center. To view a list of Vote Centers, visit the Voting and Dropoff Locations by Election page.

Ballot Drop Boxes

Securely deliver your ballot directly to us by dropping it off at any of our new ballot drop boxes. To view a list of ballot drop boxes, visit the Voting and Dropoff Locations by Election page.

Election Information

General Municipal Elections are held in the City of Los Alamitos on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November in even-numbered years. The Los Alamitos City Clerk's Office located in City Hall and is the City's official election coordinator.

District Based Elections

Beginning in 2020, residents in the City of Los Alamitos will vote for candidates who run in the district in which they live. Once elected, these City Council Members will provide direct representation of the unique population, issues and challenges found within each of the districts. The Council shall elect one of its members to act as Mayor as outlined in the City's Charter. For information on the districting process, visit the District Elections page.

Voter Registration

To be eligible to vote in an election, you must register at least 15 days prior to the election date. Once you have registered, your voter registration will remain active, regardless of whether or not you voted in the last election. You may register to vote online at the Orange County Registrar of Voters website. Voter registrations are maintained and filed with the County Registrar. You may mail your completed form directly to the County Registrar.

Registration Resources

Qualifications

  • You must be a U.S. citizen at the time you register
  • You must be at least 18 years of age before the date of the next election
  • You may not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction

You must re-register if you:

  • Move
  • Change your name
  • Change your political party affiliation

Orange County Registrar of Voters

For more detailed Election Information provided by the County of Orange, please visit the Orange County Registrar of Voters website.