FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2008 CONTACT: Marcia Ventura (562) 462-2726 or Eileen Shea (562) 462-2648
LIST OF WRITE-IN CANDIDATES FOR THE MAY 19, 2009
STATEWIDE SPECIAL AND CONSOLIDATED ELECTIONS
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) Dean Logan today announced the final list of qualified write-in candidates for the May 19, 2009 Statewide Special and Consolidated Elections.
Two write-in candidates have qualified for two different contests on the May 19 ballot. Write-in candidates are not printed on the ballot. Names of qualified write-in candidates are available at each of the polling places where the contests appear on the ballot.
The official list of qualified write-in candidates to be displayed at polling locations can be viewed online on the RR/CC website www.lavote.net in the
Highlights section on the main page.
INSTRUCTIONS ON VOTING FOR A WRITE-IN CANDIDATE:
At the Polls: Voters may ask a precinct board member for a list of these candidates. To cast a vote for a qualified write-in candidate, voters must write the
name of the qualified write-in candidate and the office title in the space provided on the write-in portion of their ballot, located at the top of the ballot.
Voting by Mail: To cast a vote for a qualified write-in candidate, when voting by mail, the voter must use the inside portion of the gray write-in ballot
secrecy sleeve. The secrecy sleeve with the ballot enclosed is then placed in the lavender return envelope.
COUNTING BALLOTS WITH WRITE-IN CANDIDATE VOTES:
When a voter chooses to vote for a qualified write-in candidate, that ballot is not counted on Election Night. Prior to being counted, each ballot containing a
write-in vote must be individually reviewed to determine whether or not the write-in vote is for a qualified write-in candidate and whether or not the voter also
voted for a candidate on the Official Ballot Card for the same office. Only votes for write-in candidates who have qualified and who are listed will be
counted, and as long as the voter has not filled in the voting position on the Official Ballot Card for that office. This would result in an overvote, voting more
times than the number of choices indicated for the contest. When an overvote occurs, neither vote can be counted for that one office; although the rest of
the ballot selections will be counted. Because each ballot containing a write-in vote must be set aside for manual review, no portion of any ballot containing
a write-in vote is counted on Election Night. Write-in candidate results are made available at the conclusion of the Official Canvass. By law, election
officials have up to 28 days following the election to complete the Official Canvass and certify the election results.
For more information regarding write-in candidates, please contact the RR/CC Norwalk Headquarters at (562) 466-1310.
Persons requiring multilingual assistance in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino or Vietnamese can call (800) 481-8683.
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