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Official Election Results

A canvass was held at 8:00 AM on Monday, March 9, 2015 in the City Council Chambers at Manhattan Beach City Hall. There were 552 Vote-by-Mail ballots and Provisional ballots counted in today’s canvass. The canvass consists of opening the returned vote-by-mail ballot envelopes, removing the ballots, accurately duplicating any damaged or defective ballots, and preparing the ballots for the ballot count.

A manual hand tally of a randomly selected precinct (Precinct 1) was conducted to ensure accuracy and consistency with the electronic ballot counter; as well as the counting of the Vote-by-Mail ballots dropped off at the polls on election day and the Vote-by-Mail ballots postmarked by March 3, 2015 (and received in the City Clerk’s office prior to 5:00 PM on Friday, March 6, 2015).

Attached are the Official Election results (PDF) for the March 3, 2015 General Municipal Election. The Resolution certifying the March 3, 2015 General Municipal Election will be placed on the March 17, 2015 City Council Meeting Agenda. 

March 3, 2015 - General Municipal Election Official Results (PDF)

At the March 17, 2015 City Council Meeting, Councilmembers David Lesser and Amy Howorth will also take their Oath of Office.

If you have any questions, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (310) 802-5056.  Thank you.

2015 election results map legend

The interactive precinct map below depicts the Official Results in graphical form. Click the center of a pie in an individual precinct for more information on vote counts. Click the center of the TOTAL pie to see overall unofficial results.


Recent General Municipal Election Updates

March 3, 2015, General Municipal Election Official Results (PDF)

March 3, 2015 Sample Ballot (PDF)

March 3, 2015, Amended Posting Notice of Vote-By-Mail Ballot Processing Canvassing (PDF)

March 3, 2015, General Municipal Election, Amended Notice of Nominees for Public Office (PDF)

March 3, 2015, General Municipal Election, Notice of Polling Places (PDF)

General Municipal Election Precinct Map (PDF)

March 3, 2015, General Municipal Election, Notice of Election Officers and Polling Places (PDF)

Legal Notice of March 3, 2015, General Municipal Election - September 25, 2014
Legal Notice of March 3, 2015, General Municipal Election - October 30, 2014 (PDF)

The City Clerk is the local elections administrator and conducts the City's General Municipal Election.  This includes, but is not limited to: the preparation of necessary resolutions calling General or Special Municipal Elections; the coordination of the candidate nomination process, ballot designation and statement of qualification; the receipt and processing of initiative, referendum and recall petitions; and the canvassing and certification of election results.

In order to vote in an election, you must be a registered voter. Voter Registration Forms and other information can be obtained through any of the following means:

March 3, 2015 General Municipal Election Information

The next regularly scheduled local General Municipal Election will be held on March 3, 2015. Any citizen in the City of Manhattan Beach may run for public office if the following general requirements are met:

  • a citizen of the United States
  • a legal resident and registered voter of the City of Manhattan Beach
  • at least 18 years old on or before the election date
  • not under a court order declaring you mentally incompetent
  • and not serving a court sentence for a felony or election law violation

More specific qualifications and filing deadlines to run for a particular office vary. Citizens who desire to run for public office that meet these general qualifications should contact the City Clerk's Office located at 1400 Highland Avenue, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, or call (310) 802-5056.

Filing Period for Nomination Papers and Candidate's Statements

The filing period for Nomination Papers and Candidate's Statements begins 8:00 AM on Monday, November 10, 2014 and ends on Friday, December 5, 2014.  Candidates may pull and then file their Nomination Papers anytime during that period. If a qualified incumbent fails to file by 5:00 PM, Friday, December 5, 2014, non-incumbents may file during an extended period until 5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

The filing period for Write-In Candidates begins Monday, January 5, 2015, and ends on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

At 5:00 PM on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, in the City Council Chambers at Manhattan Beach City Hall, the City will host a public meeting to provide all candidates an opportunity to hear from the City's Executive Management team regarding various programs and services provided by each department.  The Department Heads will also be available to answer questions about City operations.

To schedule an appointment to receive a City Council Candidate Handbook, please contact the City Clerk's office at (310) 802-5056 or e-mail City Clerk Liza Tamura.

On the ballot for consideration will be two (2) City Council Seats, full term of four years.

Candidate information will be listed as it becomes available.


Office Sought


Phone number

Date Nomination Papers Pulled

Date Nomination Papers Filed

Date County Confirmed Candidacy

Amy Howorth


City Council

524 5th Street

(310) 200- 2752


 12/05/2014  12/12/2014
David Lesser


City Council

111 North Sepulveda,
Suite 250
(310) 937-1515

11/10/2014 12/01/2014


Chris Conaway City Council

457 36th Street




Bill Victor  City Council  P.O. Box 1015
 Manhattan Beach 90267
(310) 318-5000
 11/26/2014 12/05/2014





 Gerry O'Connor
 City Council
 524 Harkness Street



 Viet Ngo
 City Council
(Write-In Candidate)
600 Manhattan Avenue
(310) 318-2769
01/05/2015 01/23/2015  01/29/15

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