The nomination filing period for the April 8, 2014 Long Beach Primary Nominating Election opened on Monday, Dec. 16 and will close at 5pm on Friday, Jan. 10.
Members of the public seeking nomination for the offices of mayor, city attorney, city prosecutor, city auditor or council district seats 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 may pick up nomination papers from the City Clerk’s department during City Hall business hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm.
A runoff election will be held on June 3, coinciding with the Statewide Direct Primary Election. All elected candidates are to assume office on June 15.
In Long Beach, there are also seats up for grabs on both the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education (Districts 1, 3 and 5) and the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees (Areas 1, 3 and 5).
During a candidate orientation workshop on the opening day of the filing period, candidates received information on provisions of the City Charter, the municipal code and the California Elections Code. Each candidate present also received a candidate handbook containing information on the City’s election process and systems as well as the rules and regulations of running a campaign in Long Beach.
To be eligible to hold an elected office in the city of Long Beach, a person must be a legally registered voter and resident of the city at least 30 days immediately preceding the last day (Jan. 10, 2014) upon which candidates are permitted to file nominating petitions for office with the City Clerk.