2019 General Municipal Election - March 5, 2019
On March 5, 2019, the City of Manhattan Beach will conduct a General Municipal Election for two City Councilmember seats with a term of three years and eight months. Those elected on March 5, 2019, have shortened terms by four months and will expire in November 2022.
The nomination period for the two City Councilmember seats has closed.
This webpage will be updated throughout the election process with candidate information, registration, polling places, sample ballots, and more. You can contact the City Clerk’s office via email or by calling (310) 802-5056.
- Notice of Nominees for Public Office and Ballot Measure
- Notice to Voters of Date After Which No Arguments For or Against City Measure May Be Submitted
- Notice of Nomination Period
- Notice of Election
City Council Candidate Forums
Candidate Forums are not official events organized by the City of Manhattan Beach. However, the City encourages resident participation and education in the municipal electoral process. Below is a list of the Candidate Forums the City has been notified of. If you would like to add your organization's forum to the website, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (310) 802-5056.
|Monday, January 28, 2019
1400 Parkview Avenue
|Manhattan Beach Rotary 2530
|Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Police/Fire Conference Room
420 15th Street
|Manhattan Beach Residents Association
|Thursday, February 14, 2019||9:00 AM||
American Martyrs Church
|American Martyrs Church|
|Thursday, February 21, 2019||11:30 AM||
Joslyn Community Center
|Manhattan Beach Older Adults Program|
Qualified List of Candidates - March 5, 2019 Election
|Joseph A. Ungoco||City Council||201 Kelp Street
(H) (424) 265-9652
(C) (917) 972-4266
|Wayne Powell||City Council||121 36th Street
(H) (310) 545-2184
|City Council||2001 Pine Avenue
(H) (310) 545-8993
(C) (310) 200-8018
|City Council||558 31st Street
(H) (310) 546-2722
(C) (310) 750-4630
|Brian Withers||City Council||224 13th Street
(C) (310) 283-2386
||1216 2nd Street
(C) (310) 562-7897
||3009 Elm Avenue
(C) (310) 503-0674
Candidates that pulled nomination papers but did not file:
|Nick Tell||City Council||113 S. Poinsettia Avenue||11/15/2018||N/A
||City Council||584 27th Street
At 4:00 PM on Monday, December 10, 2018, in the City Council Chambers at Manhattan Beach City Hall, the City hosted a 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 were also available to answer questions about City operations.
Ballot Measure A
At the December 4, 2018, meeting, City Council adopted Resolution Nos. 18-0521 placing a ballot measure on the March 5, 2019, General Municipal Election to increase the City’s uniform hotel/motel occupancy tax (TOT) to 14% and directed the City Attorney to prepare an impartial analysis. Additionally, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 18-0164 providing for the filing of rebuttal arguments for city measures submitted at Municipal Elections. Consistent with the elections code, the City Clerk has posted a notice to voters regarding the date after which no arguments for or against the City Measure may be submitted to the City Clerk. If you have questions, or need additional information, please see the Measure A Voter Information page, or contact the City Clerk's office at (310) 802-5056 or via email.
General Election Information
The City Clerk is the local elections administrator for the City's General Municipal Election. The City Clerk's responsibilities include, but are 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 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:
- The Manhattan Beach City Clerk's Office:
- 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
- Call (310) 802-5056
- The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk:
- The California Secretary of State:
- Call (800) 345-8683