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May 19, 2009 Statewide Special and Consolidated Elections
The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) will be conducting the Statewide Special and Consolidated Elections on May 19, 2009. The purpose of the election is to submit to all voters six statewide measures. In addition to the measures, several contests have been consolidated with the election. Voters’ ballots may include the 32nd Congressional District Special Primary, 26th State Senate Special General, Los Angeles City General Run-Off, Palmdale City Special Municipal, or Los Angeles Community College District Runoff elections.
Check in Centers: 66 (LA County Sheriffs will transport the red boxes from the Check-in Centers to Norwalk)
Poll Hours: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sample Ballot Translations: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino and Vietnamese
Election Cost Estimate: $28 million
*Figure as of 4/21/09
The deadline to request a Vote by Mail ballot was Tuesday, May 12. Under special circumstances, a voter may request an emergency Vote by Mail ballot beginning Wednesday, May 13 through Election Day, Tuesday, May 19 at RR/CC Headquarters, 12400 Imperial Hwy., Room 3002, Norwalk.
Voters may check the status of their Vote by Mail ballot online at www.lavote.net by clicking the Mail Ballot Status button on the main page. Additional information regarding this service or any questions regarding Vote by Mail voting can be obtained by calling the Vote by Mail Unit 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.
To vote early, voters can visit the 3rd Floor of the RR/CC Headquarters located at 12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk, CA 90650, through May 18. In-person Early Voting will be available Monday thru Friday during regular office hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or during extended hours Saturday and Sunday May 16-17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
·32nd Congressional District
If any candidate receives a majority of votes (50% + 1) cast at the 32nd Congressional District Special Primary Election, he or she shall be declared elected and the Special General Election shall not be held.
If no candidate receives a majority of votes cast at the 32nd Congressional District Special Primary Election, the name of the candidate of each qualified political party who receives the most votes cast for candidates of that party shall be placed on the July 14 Special General Election ballot as the candidate of that party.
·26th State Senate
The candidate who receives the highest number of votes cast for the 26th State Senate District Special General Election shall be declared elected.
·Los Angeles City General Municipal
The candidate who receives the highest number of votes cast for City Attorney in the Los Angeles City General Municipal Election shall be declared elected.
The candidate who receives the highest number of votes cast for City Council District 5 in the Los Angeles City General Municipal Election shall be declared elected.
·Los Angeles Community College District
The candidates who receive the highest number of votes cast for Los Angeles Community College District, Trustee Area 2 and Trustee Area 6 in the Los Angeles
Community College Election shall be declared elected.
All voting will take place using InkaVote ballots. Additionally, InkaVote Plus voting equipment will be available at all 3,057 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 counted centrally at RR/CC Headquarters, 12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650.
On Election Night, semi-official election results will be available by 1) accessing the Internet at the RR/CC website listed below; and 2) calling the RR/CC at the telephone numbers listed below. Results will be updated on an ongoing basis until all precinct ballots are counted.
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.
Election night results are always semi-official. Additional ballots are counted in the days 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.
Precinct results will be available in the RR/CC Election Information Section after NOON on May 20. 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
• The RR/CC will conduct the Official Canvass from Wednesday, May 20 to Monday, June 15, 2009.
• On Friday, May 22, 2009, the RR/CC is tentatively scheduled to complete the 32nd Congressional District Official Canvass and certify the election results to the Secretary of State. (E.C. 15301 & 15372)
• On Friday, May 29, 2009, the RR/CC is tentatively scheduled to complete the 26th State Senate District Official Canvass and certify the election results to the Secretary of State. (E.C. 15301 & 15372)
• On Monday, June 15, 2009, the RR/CC is tentatively scheduled to complete the Special Statewide and Consolidated Elections Official Canvass and certify the election results to the Secretary of State. (E.C. 15301 & 15372)
• Final official election results will be posted on the RR/CC website www.lavote.net by 6 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2009.