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ARTICLE I INCORPORATION AND POWERS
ARTICLE II OFFICERS OF THE CITY
ARTICLE III POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL
ARTICLE IV POWERS AND DUTIES OF OFFICERS
ARTICLE V SALARIES AND BONDS
ARTICLE VI ORGANIZATION OF CERTAIN DEPARTMENTS
ARTICLE VII DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND SAFETY
ARTICLE VIII CITY PLANNING
ARTICLE IX CIVIL SERVICE
ARTICLE X DEPARTMENT OF FIRE
ARTICLE XI HARBOR DEPARTMENT
ARTICLE XII DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
ARTICLE XIII DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL REGULATION
ARTICLE XIV DEPARTMENT OF LIBRARY
ARTICLE XV DEPARTMENT OF MUNICIPAL ARTS
ARTICLE XVI DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND PARKS
ARTICLE XVII DEPARTMENT OF PENSIONS
ARTICLE XVIII DEPARTMENT OF PENSIONS
ARTICLE XIX POLICE DEPARTMENT
ARTICLE XX DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION
ARTICLE XXI DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICE
ARTICLE XXII DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND POWER
ARTICLE XXIII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
ARTICLE XXIV DEPARTMENT OF AIRPORTS
ARTICLE XXV DEPARTMENT OF TRAFFIC
ARTICLE XXVI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
ARTICLE XXVII ELECTIONS
ARTICLE XXVIII FINANCE
ARTICLE XXIX BUREAU OF BUDGET AND EFFICIENCY
ARTICLE XXX BOROUGHS
ARTICLE XXXI MISCELLANEOUS
ARTICLE XXXII SUCCESSION
ARTICLE XXXIII SETTLEMENT OF EXISTING CONTROVERSIES BETWEEN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES AND CERTAIN CORPORATIONS SUPPLYING SAID CITY AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH GAS AND OR
ARTICLE XXXIV CITY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM
ARTICLE XXXV SAFETY MEMBERS PENSION PLAN
ARTICLE XXXVI CITY ETHICS COMMISSION; SPECIAL
APPENDIX A TABLE OF INCORPORATION AND CHARTERS OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES WITH AMENDMENTS
APPENDEX B Table of Charter Amendments
APPENDEX C Table of Cases Cited
INDEX
Los Angeles Election Code
Rules of the Los Angeles City Council

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Preface
“It shall be competent in all city charters to provide, in addition to those provisions allowable by this Constitution, and by the laws of the State for: (1) . . . (2) . . . (3) conduct of city elections, . . .”
Constitution of the State of California, Article XI, Section 5(b).
“All elections, unless otherwise provided in the Charter, shall be conducted and held in accordance with the provisions of the City Election Code.  No amendment to the City Election Code shall affect any election, petition, or other election-related proceeding occurring within six months following the publication of the ordinance effecting the amendment.”
City of Los Angeles Charter Section 412.
The Los Angeles City Election Code was adopted July 26, 1944, and became effective September 5, 1946, Ord. 90,800.
The Code was amended and re-adopted October 15, 1999, effective December 4, 1999, Ord. 172,881, to reflect changes to the Charter as adopted by the voters on June 8, 1999.
The Los Angeles City Election Code was revised and re-adopted on July 25, 2006, effective August 19, 2006, Ord. 177,780, to provide consistency and alignment with the City Charter, arrange sections for greater clarity and reflect modern election practices, evolution in election law, and technical innovations in systems and equipment. 
Being
ORDINANCE NO. 90,800
Effective September 5, 1946
   Amended    October 29, 1947   Ord. No. 92,466
   Amended    October 8, 1948   Ord. No. 93,952
   Amended    November 22, 1948   Ord. No. 94,137
   Amended    November 15, 1950   Ord. No. 97,276
   Amended    November 15, 1950    Ord. No. 97,277
   Amended    November 27, 1950    Ord. No. 97,323
   Amended    September 22, 1952    Ord. No. 100,465
   Amended    March 29, 1954    Ord. No. 103,031
   Amended   July 26, 1956   Ord. No. 107,785
   Amended   September 12, 1956    Ord. No. 108,074
   Amended    August 23, 1960   Ord. No. 116,811
   Amended   August 23, 1960   Ord. No. 116,812
   Amended   October 5, 1962   Ord. No. 122,970
   Amended   September 3, 1968    Ord. No. 137,250
   Amended   July 20, 1970   Ord. No. 140,746
   Amended   November 16, 1970   Ord. No. 141,273
   Amended   November 16, 1970   Ord. No. 141,274
   Amended   November 23, 1970    Ord. No. 141,301
   Amended   October 18, 1973   Ord. No. 145,212
   Amended   November 23, 1976    Ord. No. 149,036
   Amended   November 8, 1978    Ord. No. 151,692
   Amended   October 24, 1978   Ord. No. 151,662
   Amended   February 29, 1988    Ord. No. 163,106
   Amended   November 25, 1988    Ord. No. 164,134
   Amended   December 3, 1990   Ord. No. 166,367
   Amended   November1, 1994   Ord. No. 170,088
   Amended   December 4, 1996   Ord. No. 171,434
   Amended   June 28, 1998   Ord. No. 172,036
   Amended   December 7, 1998    Ord. No. 172,274
   Amended   December 7, 1998   Ord. No. 172,275
   Amended   December 4, 1999   Ord. No. 172,881
   Amended   October 4, 2000   Ord. No. 173,533
   Amended   August 19, 2006   Ord. No. 177,780
   Amended   April 11, 2007   Ord. No. 178,581
   Amended   August 1, 2008   Ord. No. 180,045
   Amended   February 24, 2012   Ord. No. 182,056
   Amended   March 31, 2014   Ord. No. 182,952
   Amended   November 17, 2014   Ord. No. 183,275
   Amended   March 28, 2016   Ord. No. 184,163
   Amended   November 16, 2016   Ord. No. 184,557
   Amended   June 4, 2019   Ord. No. 186,163