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Factsheet for Arcadia Unified 4-21-09 election
April 21, 2009
Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education Election
The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) will be conducting the Arcadia Unified School District Board of Education Election on April 21, 2009. The purpose of the school district election is to elect two members to the Board of Education for a four year term beginning on or before the 2nd Tuesday in July following the election (July 14, 2009). (Arcadia City Charter Art. XIV §§ 1401 & 1403)
1 - Ballot Group
15 - Vote at Poll Precincts
0 - Vote by Mail Precincts
1,987 - Average Voters per Precinct
*29,811 - Registered Voters
1 - Check-in Center (CIC)
(1 RRCC field rep. & 1 RR/CC staff to transport the red boxes from CIC to
60 - Precinct Officers
(4 per polling place – 2 RR/CC staff & 2 community pollworkers)
For voters wishing to vote by mail, the deadline to request a Vote by Mail ballot is Tuesday, April 14. Under special circumstances, a voter may request an emergency Vote by Mail ballot beginning Wednesday, April 15 through Election Day, April 21 at the RR/CC Headquarters in Norwalk. Additional information regarding this service or any questions regarding Vote by Mail voting can be obtained by calling the Vote by Mail Section at (562) 466-1323 weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., or by accessing the RR/CC website at www.lavote.net
VOTES REQUIRED TO ELECT CANDIDATES
When one member of the governing board is to be elected, the candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. When two or more members are to be elected, the two or more candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. (E.C. §10600)
TERM OF OFFICE
The term of office begins on or before the 2nd Tuesday in July following the election (July 14, 2009). (Arcadia City Charter Art. XIV §§1401 & 1403)
BALLOTS AND VOTING SYSTEM
All voting will take place using InkaVote ballots. Additionally, InkaVote Plus voting equipment will be available at all 15 voting precincts on Election Day to provide 1) error-detection for all voters prior to casting the ballot, i.e. allowing voters the opportunity to correct a mistake, such as voting for too many candidates in a race or casting a blank ballot and 2) an audio voting option for voters with visual impairments and/or voters who prefer translation assistance in designated languages. All ballots, whether cast at the voting precincts on Election Day or by mail, will be centrally counted at RR/CC Headquarters, 12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650.
SEMI-OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS ON 4/21
On election night, semi-official election results will be available by 1) calling the RR/CC at the telephone numbers listed below, up until all precinct ballots are counted and 2) accessing the Internet at the RR/CC website listed below:
Semi-official Vote by Mail election results may be available at approximately 8:15 p.m. As precinct ballots arrive during the evening, updated cumulative results will be available and posted on the RR/CC website.
All ballots cannot be counted on election night. Election night results are always semi-official. Additional ballots are counted in the days/weeks following the election including: 1) Vote by Mail ballots received through the mail or dropped off at the polls on Election Day. Vote by Mail ballots must be individually signature-verified and then opened prior to tabulation; 2) provisional ballots cast at the voting precincts on Election Day by persons whose eligibility to vote cannot immediately be verified. Provisional ballots must be individually researched to determine eligibility; 3) damaged ballots that are unable to be processed through the election
tally equipment and must be manually duplicated prior to tabulation; and 4) ballots containing write-in votes which must be individually reviewed to determine if the write-in vote is for a qualified/unqualified write-in candidate.
AVAILABILITY OF SEMI-OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS (BY PRECINCT) BEGINNING 4/22
Precinct results will be available in the RR/CC Election Information Section after NOON on April 22nd. Telephone hours on the day after the election are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Telephone Numbers: Public (562) 466-1310
Media (562) 462-2648 or (562) 462-2726
FINAL OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS
The canvass of returns shall commence no later than the first Thursday following the election (April 23). (E.C. §15301)
The official canvass of returns shall be completed by the elections official within 28 days of the election. (E.C. §10262)
NOTE: On Friday, May 1, 2009, the RR/CC is tentatively scheduled to certify the election results. On Tuesday, May 5, 2009, the Board of Supervisors is tentatively scheduled to declare the election results official. (E.C. §15501)
Newly elected or appointed Board of Education members take office on or before the 2nd Tuesday in July after the election. (Arcadia City Charter Art. XIV §1403)