March 5, 2024 is Primary Election Day
Beginning in 2024, the City will start holding Primary Elections as a result of the voter approved City Charter amendments in the 2022 election.
- If any candidate for Mayor or Council receives the majority of votes cast for that office in the Primary, that candidate is declared elected
- If no candidate for Mayor or Council receives the majority of votes cast for that office in the Primary, the two candidates who received the highest number of votes shall move forward to the General election for a run-off
Additional Changes for Elections
- Mayoral and City Council Term Limits
- No person may serve more than three (3) consecutive terms of elective office
- This limit applies to those elected on or after November 8, 2022
- Resign to Run for Mayor
- If a current councilmember files to run for Mayor and the new Mayoral term will begin before their current term as councilmember ends, that councilmember shall automatically resign their seat. This would apply only to Districts 2, 3, and 5.
- Campaign Contribution Limits and Voluntary Expenditure Ceilings
March 5, 2024 Primary Election Information
The Mayor's seat and Councilmember seats from Districts 1, 4, and 6 are up for election in 2024.
Links below will be updated as information becomes available from LA County.
Additional Resources from LA County:
General Election Information
General Municipal Elections are held in the City of Pomona on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. Other municipal elections, or Special Elections, may be called by the City Council.
The Pomona City Council is made up of a Mayor and six Councilmembers, for a total of seven members. Each election, three Councilmembers are elected to the City Council. The Mayor is elected every four years. Councilmembers are elected only by the registered voters of their own district and must reside in that district. The Mayor is elected at-large. The offices of Mayor and City Council are non-partisan. All offices are elected for a four-year term.
The City of Pomona consolidates its elections with LA County. Voting information including voter registration status can be found on the Elections Information page on the LA County Registrar-Recorder website.
LA County uses Vote Centers 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. Vote Center Information
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
Campaign Reporting Requirements for Candidates
Candidates and office holders are required to comply with federal, state, and local campaign finance laws, as well as disclose their economic interests. They must file periodic reports on a schedule established by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).
The FPPC has a toolkit for new candidates and is located here:
The FPPC provides free, expert advice at their toll free number (866) ASK-FPPC (275-3772) or you may go to their website at www.fppc.ca.gov. All campaign forms and most manuals and instructions are available on the FPPC website.