Elections/Voting Information


The Montebello City Council is composed of five members. On May 11, 2022, the City Council adopted a City Council district map, creating a total of five (5) electoral districts within the City. Municipal elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even numbered years, with three Councilmembers selected at one election and two at the next. For the November 2022 municipal election, all five (5) City Council District seats will be placed on the ballot. Council seats for Districts 2 and 4 will be placed on the ballot for a 2-year term and Council seats for Districts 1, 3, and 5 will be placed on the ballot for a 4-year term. Councilmembers are elected only by the registered voters of their own district and must reside in that district. The City Treasurer seat was placed on the ballot in the November 2022 municipal election, for a full term of four years.

The City of Montebello consolidates its elections with LA County. Voting information including voter registration status can be found on the Election Information page on the LA County Registrar-Recorder website.

LA County uses Vote Center instead of precinct polling places. Voters can cast a ballot in-person at ANY Vote Center in the County up to 10 days earlier than Election Day in some locations.

California Assembly Bill 37 now requires all registered voters receive a vote by mail ballot. You may return your ballot by mail, to any vote by mail ballot drop box, or at any Vote Center. Vote by Mail information


If you would like to become a candidate for local office, you may file a Candidate Intention Statement California Form 501 at any time prior to the close of the nomination period. The original form must be filed in the City Clerk's Office.

The 2022 filing period for nomination papers was Monday, July 18 through Friday, August 12, 2022. The filing period is now closed.


Click here to view the list of Qualified Candidates for the November 8, 2022 General Election along with their Candidate Statements.


The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) provides free, expert advice at their toll free number (866) ASK-FPPC (275-3772) or you may go to their website.