Election and Voter Information

The Paramount City Council consists of five members elected to serve four-year terms of office.  Each year, the five Councilmembers select one of their own to serve as Mayor.  Councilmembers must be registered voters of the City and their four-year terms of office alternate so that either two or three Councilmember seats are open in alternate election years.   Click HERE for City Council meeting information.

The City of Paramount conducts General Municipal Elections in March of even-numbered years to elect members to serve on the City Council.  The City Clerk is responsible for overseeing the administration of the City's General Municipal Election and elections are coordinated with the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk’s Office.

Next Election:  March 3, 2020

The next City of Paramount General Municipal Election will be held on March 3, 2020 for three seats on the City Council and Measure Y, a Public Safety and City Services initiative. For a list of qualified candidates running for these Council seats and information about Measure Y, please click here and here for Spanish. (The order of the list of candidates was determined by the California Secretary of State's office.) For further details about Measure Y, please click here for English or here for Spanish.

Voter Information/Registration

The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk is the primary source for voter registration and local election information, including sample ballots, voting by mail, early voting locations, and finding your polling place. Visit the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk’s website to learn more.

To be eligible to vote in an election, you must registered. If you would like to receive a sample ballot in the mail, you must register at least 15 days prior to the election date. Voter registration forms may be obtained from the Paramount’s City Clerk’s Office, the Office of the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk, and post offices. With the new Voting Solutions for All People system that Los Angeles County is starting in 2020, you will also be able to register at the “vote centers” when you show up. Some vote centers will provide an opportunity to cast a ballot for 10 days leading up to Election Day.

Click HERE to: Register to Vote or Check if You're Registered

Click HERE for: Frequently Asked Questions About Voter Registration 

Voting Solutions for All People

In 2020, Los Angeles County will transition from polling places to vote centers.  This new model will allow voters to cast a ballot at any vote center location in the County. 

To view a video explaining the process, please click here.

To find a Vote Center near you, please click here.

To view a complete list of Vote Center Locations, please click here.