GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
The City's General Municipal Elections are consolidated elections with Los Angeles County, which are conducted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. The next General Municipal Election will be held on November 6, 2018.
This election date was adopted by the Malibu City Council on May 11, 2015, and approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on September 29, 2015.
NEW vote by mail ballots
All vote by mail voters will receive newly redesigned vote by mail materials for the November 6, 2018 Election. Visit the website of Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for more information.
November 6, 2018 ELECTION candidates
The nomination period for the November 6, 2018 General Municipal Election opened on Monday, July 16, 2018, and ran through Friday, August 10, 2018. The following candidates, as they will be listed on the ballot, are running for two seats:
- Karen Farrer
- Olivia Damavandi
- Jim Palmer
- Mikke Pierson
- Lance Simmens
City Council Campaign Statement Information
The requires reports from committees, candidates and elected officials at various times of the year. Campaign Disclosure Filings are completed semi-annually, and during an election year (even years for the City of Malibu) two additional pre-election statements are required.
To better understand committee and candidate responsibilities before, during, and after the election, please consult the Fair Political Practices Commission Candidate Toolkit.
An initiative measure, the sufficiency of which was certified by the Malibu City Council on July 9, 2018, will be on the November 6, 2018 ballot:
Shall the ordinance be adopted to (1) allow and regulate cannabis (marijuana) businesses; (2) permit existing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell and deliver recreational (adult use) cannabis; and (3) impose a new general tax of 2.5% of gross receipts from sales of non-medical cannabis, the revenues from which may be used for general city purposes, until repealed by voters, which tax is estimated to raise approximately $75,000-150,000 annually?
A School Facilities Improvement District No. 2 (Malibu Schools) bond measure will be on the November 6, 2018 ballot:
MALIBU CLASSROOM REPAIR AND 21st CENTURY EDUCATION BOND: To improve, repair, and modernize outdated Malibu classrooms, science labs, libraries, instructional technology and other school facilities; improve school safety/security systems; shall Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District's School Facilities Improvement District No. 2 (Malibu Schools) issue $195 million of bonds at legal interest rates, averaging $10.8 million raised annually to repay issued bonds through final maturity, from levies estimated at three cents per $100 of assessed value, with citizens' oversight, annual audits, all funds benefitting Malibu schools?
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- How do I become a registered voter in Malibu?
- What are the eligibility requirements to run for Malibu City Council?
- Is there a filing fee involved for my candidacy?
- Who can sign my nomination paper?
- Is there a fee for my candidate's statement?
- What is the City Clerk's Office schedule? Is your office open during lunchtime?
- What if some of the signatures I obtain on my nomination paper are not registered voters or do not live within the City limits?
A pollworker is an essential component to every polling place location on Election Day.
To become a pollworker in Los Angeles County, you must be:
- 18 years of age or older (unless participating in the Student Pollworker Program)
- A resident of California
- A United States citizen registered to vote or a legal permanent resident (green card holder)
Student Poll Worker Program
State law allows high school students, age 16 or older, with a 2.5 grade point average or higher, to serve as poll workers.