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Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (consolidated with the County of Orange)
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Vote Centers mean many more options for voters. Elections are no longer a one-day event. Voting begins the month before any election day when every voter will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Take advantage of the alternatives available to avoid congestion – from voting at home, drive-thru ballot drop-off, in-person options, returning your ballot via the United States Postal Service, or personally deliver your ballot to us – the choice is yours.
Opens May 28, 2022
• Fire Station #48
3131 North Gate Road
Opens June 4, 2022
You can now vote at any Orange County Vote Center. Click here to view a list of Vote Centers, or click here to view pop-up one-day voting locations.
With Vote Centers, all registered voters in Orange County will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. Do you prefer to cast your ballot in person? No problem! Visit any Vote Center in Orange County to cast your ballot in person. Click here to request a replacement ballot.
Ballot drop boxes are a great way to deliver your ballot to the County without having to visit a Vote Center. Click here to view a list of ballot drop boxes. The drop box in Seal Beach is located at the Mary Wilson Library, 707 Electric Ave.
Available 24/7 starting May 9, 2022 until June 7, 2022 at 8pm.
District One – Old Town & Surfside Colony
District Three – Hill, Coves, Bridgeport, & Heron Pointe
District Five – Leisure World
City Council District Maps
Nomination papers must be filed between Monday, July 18, 2022 and Friday, August 12, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (by appointment only) in the Office of the City Clerk of Seal Beach (EC §10220)
o Form 501, Candidate Intention Statement
§ Who Files: A candidate for state or local office must file this form for each election, including reelection to the same office. Exception: Candidates for county central committee that do not raise or spend $2,000 or more in a calendar year are not required to file a Form 501.
When to File: File the Form 501 before you solicit or receive any contributions or before you make expenditures from personal funds on behalf of your candidacy. This form is considered filed the date it is postmarked or hand delivered. Ensure campaign deadlines are met. Go to www.fppc.ca.gov for most campaign disclosure filing schedules or check with your local filing officer.
Where to File:
Local Candidates: Generally, your county election office or city clerk. Electronic filing may be required.
o Form 410, Statement of Organization Recipient Committee
§ Who Files Recipient Committees: Persons (including an officeholder or candidate), organizations, groups, or other entities that raise contributions from others totaling $2,000 or more in a calendar year to spend on California elections. They must register with the Secretary of State and report all receipts and expenditures. “Contributions” include monetary payments, loans and non-monetary goods and services received or made for a political purpose.
Candidates: The personal funds of a candidate or officeholder used to seek or hold elective office are contributions and count toward qualifying as a recipient committee. However, personal funds used to pay a candidate filing fee or a fee for the statement of qualifications to appear in the ballot pamphlet do not count toward the $2,000 threshold.
Multipurpose Organizations: A nonprofit organization, federal or out-of-state PAC, or other multipurpose organization that makes contributions or expenditures in California elections may also be required to register as a recipient committee with the Secretary of State. See the Fact Sheet on Multipurpose Organizations Reporting Political Spending and the Supplemental Form 410 Instructions.
When to File: File this form within 10 days of receiving $2,000 in contributions. Include a $50 payment made payable to the Secretary of State. Thereafter, the $50 fee is due annually no later than January 15. In addition to the $50 fee, a penalty of $150 may be assessed if payment is late. For early submissions, mark the “not yet qualified” box. The $50 fee is requested at this time but is not legally required until the committee qualification threshold has been met.
Where to File All Committees: Form 410 with original ink signature(s) Secretary of State Political Reform Division 1500 11th Street, Rm 495 Sacramento, CA 95814
City Committees: Also file a copy with the local filing officer who will receive the original campaign statements.
o Form 470, Officeholder and Candidate Campaign Statement Short Form and Form 470 Supplement
§ Who Uses Form 470: Form 470 is for use by officeholders and candidates who:
• do not have a controlled committee;
• do not anticipate receiving contributions totaling $2,000 or more during the calendar year; and
• do not anticipate spending $2,000 or more during the calendar year.
§ Officeholders and candidates who have a controlled committee or who have raised or spent $2,000, file the Recipient Committee Statement – Form 460.
§ When to File: Ensure campaign deadlines are met. Go to www.fppc.ca.gov for campaign disclosure filing schedules. If the Form 470 is filed in connection with an election, or on or before the filing deadline for the first campaign statement required for the calendar year, no additional campaign statements need to be filed for that calendar year as long as total contributions received remain less than $2,000 and total expenditures made remain less than $2,000. In most cases, July 31 is the filing deadline for the first campaign statement required to be filed by officeholders and candidates not being voted upon. The Form 470 is filed in connection with an election if it is filed with the declaration of candidacy, or as a first pre-election statement in connection with an election, covering the year of the election. If, after filing Form 470, receipts or expenditures reach $2,000 or more, see the attached Form 470 Supplement for important reporting requirements.
o Form 700, Statement of Economic Interests
§ Where to file:
Candidates: File with the City Clerk.
§ Form 700 FAQ
§ Form 700 Reference Pamphlet