Ballot Mailing – Election – Fire Department Employee Member Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners
All active, sworn Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) members of the Fire and Police Pensions System are eligible to vote in the Election for the Fire Department Employee Member of the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners to be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.
On March 31, 2022, eligible voters were mailed an official ballot, voting instructions, the candidates’ statements of qualifications, an identification envelope, and a paid-postage return envelope addressed to the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division. Voters may submit their ballot via U.S. Postal Service or, starting at 8:00 a.m. (PT) on Friday, April 8, 2022, may hand-deliver their ballot using the contactless mail slot located at the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division, Piper Technical Center, 555 Ramirez Street, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Ballots received any other way will NOT be accepted.
In order to be counted, ballots must be received by the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division by 5:00 p.m. (PT) on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The candidate who receives a majority (at least 50% plus one) of all votes cast shall be elected to the position of employee member. The candidate elected will serve the term that begins July 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2027.
Voters who damage, spoil, lose, or do not receive their ballots may obtain a replacement upon filing an Affidavit of Loss/Non-Receipt (Affidavit) form. Voters may request an Affidavit form by calling (213) 978-0444 or via email at Clerk.ElectionAdmin@lacity.org.
Sworn Employee members of LAFD who become eligible within 30 days prior to the Election and wish to vote should obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (Certificate) from the Personnel Department. Newly eligible members may request an appointment with the Personnel Department to obtain the Certificate by emailing Per.PersonnelServices@lacity.org with the subject line “Request for COE 2022”. The Certificate for the newly eligible member will be provided by the Personnel Department to the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division via secure email. After securing a Certificate, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (PT) on Friday, April 8, 2022, the newly eligible voter may contact the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division at (213) 978-0444 or by email at Clerk.ElectionAdmin@lacity.org to schedule an appointment to present themselves and receive a ballot.
Candidates may designate up to two (2) individuals to observe the ballot tally. Candidates may also participate in addition to the two (2) observers. Names of observers designated by the candidates must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division by 5:00 p.m. (PT) on Friday, April 15, 2022 via email at Clerk.ElectionAdmin@lacity.org. Ballots will be opened and tallied on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. (PT), and will be available to designated observers via livestream.
The Office of the City Clerk – Election Division’s Notice of Election is the source of and supersedes this web posting. Questions related to the Election conduct may be addressed to the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division at (213) 978-0444.