City of Maywood Elections
On February 9, 2022, the City Council of the City of Maywood designates an independent Elections Official, Resolution No. 6220, they are responsible for conducting the municipal elections and providing election management support.
The City of Maywood's regular General Municipal Election is held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November on even-numbered years. The City Council is comprised of five elected council members with staggered four-year terms.
The next general municipal election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, for the election of three city council seats and an unexpired two-year term for City Clerk.
For the November 8, 2022 election the deadline for Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder to complete the canvass and provide official result to the City is Tuesday, December 6, 2022. The City will certify election results and swear in the three elected Councilmembers and City Clerk at the December 14, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting. Visit the County's website for up-to-date election results, click here
All candidates must be 18 years of age, a Citizen of the United States, and a registered voter residing within the city limits at the time nomination papers are issued.
The nomination period opens on Monday, July 18, 2022, and closes Friday, August 12, 2022, unless an incumbent does not file, then the period is extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
Nomination Papers will be available on the first day of the nomination period, Monday, July 18, 2022. “Pulling” nomination papers will take approximately 45 minutes. The City has hired Diane R. Gladwell, MMC as the elections official, who will be issuing your nomination papers with the assistance of Shirley Quinones, Deputy City Clerk
Randomized Alphabet Drawing
On the 82nd day before an election, the Secretary of State conducts a randomized drawing of letters of the alphabet pursuant to California Elections Code section 13112. The resulting order of letters constitutes the "randomized alphabet" to be used for determining the order of candidates' names on the ballot.
This alphabet applies throughout the candidate's name, last name first, followed, if necessary, by first name, then middle name. If more than one candidate's last name begins with the same letter, proceed to the second letter and, if needed, the third, etc., until different letters appear in the same position. If the second letter of the last name differs, the second letter of the last name determines who appears first on the ballot, according to where the second letter of the name appears in the randomized alphabet. If the second letters are the same, proceed to the third letter, and so on. For example, if two candidates with the last names Campbell and Carlson are running for the same office, their order on the ballot will depend on the order in which the letters "M" and "R" were drawn in the randomized alphabet drawing.