The City of Lomita is set to hold its first by-district election in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 5. Lomita City Council formally established the transition from at-large elections to by-district elections through ordinance No. 848  passed on May 2, 2023. In an at-large election, voters may cast their ballots for all council seats up for consideration, whereas in a by-district election, voters would vote for only for the council seat within their designated district.

In this election, residents will elect one council member each for a four-year term in District #2 and District #4, which will be up for re-election in 2028. The window for candidates to submit their nomination papers to the City Clerk spans from July 15 to August 9, 2024

To be eligible, all candidates must reside within their designated election district and can only be elected by voters residing within that district. Lomita has been divided into five different districts:

For voters, ballots will look a little different  this year, as they will only be eligible to vote for candidates running within their district. When determining the formation of each district, numerous factors such as population equity, community interests, visible boundaries, past voting trends and future development plans were taken into account. Prior to adopting the new district map, throughout 2022 and 2023 the City of Lomita held public hearings and community workshops where residents were able to draw/submit suggested boundary maps – these were vital to the city in assisting with the creation and adoption of the new boundary map. 

Residents are urged to verify their voter registration status or register to vote at For further information about the by-district election process, please visit the city’s website or contact the City Clerk’s office at (310) 325-7110.