Ballot Mailing – Special Election – Police Department Employee Member Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners
All active, sworn Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) members of the Fire and Police Pensions System are eligible to vote in the Special Election for the Police Department Employee Member of the Board of Fire and Police Pension Commissioners to be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
Beginning Tuesday, October 26, 2021, eligible voters will be 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 November 5, 2021, 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, November 16, 2021. The candidate who receives a plurality of all votes cast shall be declared the winner of the Special Election. The candidate elected will serve the remainder of the unexpired term that begins February 1, 2022 and ends June 30, 2025.
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 LAPD who become eligible within 30 days prior to the Special 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 2021.” The Certificate will be provided to eligible members via secure email. After securing a Certificate, beginning at 8:00 a.m. (PT) on November 5, 2021, 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 with the Certificate 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 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, November 12, 2021 via email at Clerk.ElectionAdmin@lacity.org. Ballots will be opened and tallied on Thursday, November 18, 2021 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 Special Election conduct may be addressed to the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division at (213) 978-0444.