Voting & Election Information

Upcoming Elections
The City of Santa Fe Springs will hold a General Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, for the purpose of electing three (3) members of the City Council each to serve a term of four years.  

Requirements for Candidacy
  • A citizen of the United States.
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Santa Fe Springs Resident
  • Registered to vote within the City of Santa Fe Springs

Filing period for nomination papers and candidates statements July 16 to August 10, 2018.

Requirements for Registering to Vote

  • You may register to vote if you are:

    • A citizen of the United States.
    • At least 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day.
    • Not found mentally incompetent by a court of law.
    • You are not:
      • Serving a state prison term for a felony conviction in a County jail under contract between state and local officials.
      • On parole/probation for a felony conviction as a condition of your release from prison/jail.
    If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can use the online registration application to pre-register to vote at registration deadline is 15 days before an election to qualify to vote in that election.

How & Where Do I Register to Vote?
You may register by completing a registration-by-mail form. Forms are available online at or throughout Los Angeles at most county buildings, fire stations, libraries, banks, post offices, State Motor Vehicle Offices and Public Assistance Offices.

Do I Need to Re-register?
You must re-register to vote if you have permanently moved to a different address, changed your name, changed your signature or if you wish to change your political party affiliation. If you have not updated your signature for over ten years, it is highly recommended to re-register and update your signature. The deadline to re-register is also 15 days before the next election.

The Santa Fe Springs City Clerk's Office located in City Hall (11710 E. Telegraph Rd.) also has forms available.

Official Sample Ballot booklets include a printed absentee voter application on the back cover page.

  • Voters who wish to vote by absentee ballot must submit a written request for a ballot no later than 7 days prior to election day. If you will be unable to vote in person on election day, promptly complete and sign the application for an absentee ballot and return it to:

    P.O. BOX 30450
    LOS ANGELES, CA 90030-0450
  • A letter request is acceptable if it identifies the election for which a ballot is being requested, contains the voter's name and signature, registered address and the address to which the ballot should be mailed.
  • The signature of each person asking for an absentee ballot is required in order to verify the legitimacy of the application.

Permanent Absentee Voter Status
Under state law, a voter may apply for permanent absentee voter status. As a permanent absentee voter, you will no longer have to apply for future elections. A ballot will automatically be mailed to you for each election in which you are eligible to vote. Please Note: As of January 1, 2006 and pursuant to SB 39, a voter’s name shall be deleted from the permanent absentee voter list if he/she fails to return an absentee ballot for two (2) consecutive statewide general elections.

You may request an application for Permanent Absentee Voter status online at or by calling (562) 466-1323 or writing:

P.O. BOX 30450
LOS ANGELES, CA 90030-0450