LOS ANGELES – Candidates running for Los Angeles elected office in the June 7 primary must reside within the correct jurisdiction by Jan. 8, the City Clerk said on Thursday, Dec. 30.
That means those running for mayor, controller or city attorney must live in Los Angeles proper by that deadline.
Candidates for City Council and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Board of Education, meanwhile, must live within the newly drawn district boundaries by the end of next week.
The new City Council and Board of Education districts go into effect on Saturday, Jan. 1, after being redrawn this year using data from the 2020 census.
Besides the three citywide seats, the June 7 primary includes elections odd-numbered City Council districts — 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 and 15 — and Board of Education districts 2, 4 and 6.
Candidates for mayor, controller, city attorney and the City Council must be registered voters within Los Angeles as well. Board of Education candidates must be registered voters within LAUSD.
The deadline is set by the City Charter, which requires candidates live in the appropriate district 30 days before Feb. 7, the first day candidates can file their intent to become a candidate.
Those who do not meet the residency requirement will be disqualified from running for office in the June 7 primary.