2020 Election Updates
There are big changes to the Glendale Municipal Election and we want you to be informed. The City of Glendale has moved its regular municipal elections held in April of odd numbered years to coincide with the State Primary Election on March 3, 2020. Moving the election date to the State Primary Election run by the LA County Registrar/Recorder is just one of the many changes – Other changes include how we vote and where we vote. The LA County’s effort to modernize our voting processes, known as Voting Solutions for all People (VSAP), has several different components to it, such as: flexible options for voting, a new Ballot Marking Device, new Vote-by-Mail ballot and new Vote Centers.
To learn about the new voting system and its components in different languages please click the link below.
Message from the City Clerk
Thank you for visiting Glendale's election information website. Here you can find information about upcoming elections, past elections, campaign contributions to candidates and elected officials, as well as information on the election process in the following languages: Armenian, Spanish, Korean, and Tagalog.
In 2015, the State Legislature adopted and Governor Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 415, which requires cities with voter turnout rates lower than that of statewide elections to consolidate with the State. This new law necessitated Glendale to reexamine how we conduct our elections. On November 7, 2017 a report was presented to the City Council called “California Voter Participation Rights Act (CVPRA) and Proposed Changes to Glendale Municipal Election Administration,” in order for the City Council to decide the future of Glendale Municipal Elections per SB 415. Based on Council direction, Measure P was placed on the ballot and passed by voters in 2018. With the passage of Measure P, the City of Glendale's Charter was amended to state that General Municipal Elections shall be held to coincide with any statewide primary election date in even numbered years.
If you have any questions regarding this election, please contact the City Clerk's office at (818) 548-4000 and someone on our staff will try to help you with your inquiry. Thank you for being engaged in your community and interested in its future.
Ardy Kassakhian, MPPA, CMC
Glendale City Clerk