May 4, 2010 SPECIAL PARCEL TAX ELECTION
PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
ABOUT THIS ELECTION
The purpose of the special election is to submit Measure CC pertaining to a special parcel tax to qualified voters of the Pasadena Unified School District. The District has requested the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) conduct the election as a Vote-by-Mail election under Pasadena City Charter Article VII, Sections § 711 & 712, and Education Code § 5303.
Measure CC Text (ballot sample attached):
Measure CC - To provide educational opportunities so local students are prepared to succeed in college and careers; to retain quality teachers; continue funding academic programs in advanced math, science, technology, music and art; keep school libraries open, and lessen the impact of state budget cuts, shall Pasadena Unified School District levy a tax of $120 per parcel annually for five years, with independent citizens’ oversight, exemptions for low-income seniors, and with all funds benefiting our local public schools and students?
The vote requirement for measure passage is 2/3 of all votes cast.
Estimated Cost of Election: $530,000
*Active Registered Voters: 112,419
*Permanent Vote by Mail Voters: 20,043
Ballot Groups: 1
Vote by Mail Precincts: 172
Average Voters per Precinct: 654
Covered Languages (Chinese, Spanish) 2
*Figure as of 4/20/10
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SAMPLE BALLOT AND VOTE BY MAIL INSTRUCTIONS BOOKLETS
All eligible registered voters in the district are automatically mailed Official Sample Ballot and Vote by Mail Instructions Booklets. Voters may also access Sample Ballot content interactively on the RR/CC website www.lavote.net and clicking View Sample Ballot in the Online Services box of the main page. The Vote by Mail Instructions booklet may also be accessed online by clicking the Vote by Mail Instructions Booklet link in the Highlights section of the main page.
· This election is being conducted as a Vote by Mail election.
1 Beginning April 5, eligible registered voters in the district were mailed an Official Sample Ballot Booklet and Vote By Mail Instructions booklet.
2 Voters may check the status of their Vote by Mail ballot online at www.lavote.net by clicking the Vote By Mail button in the Quick Links box on the main page.
· Mail the Vote by Mail ballot back to the RR/CC. Voted Vote by Mail ballots must be received by the RR/CC no later than 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4 (postmarks are not acceptable).
1 Drop the Vote by Mail ballot off at one of the following drop-off locations available only on Election Day between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.:
Election Day Ballot Drop-Off Locations
Pasadena City Hall – Rotunda
100 N Garfield Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91109
Metropolitan Baptist Church
2283 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Altadena, CA 91001
Sierra Madre Library
- Front Entrance (7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
- Reference Room (12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.)
440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Note: These are only drop off sites; blank ballots will not be available.
- Return the ballot in person to the RR/CC Headquarters, 12400 Imperial Hwy., Room 3002, Norwalk, CA 90650, no later than 8:00 p.m. on May 4.
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- Deadline for voted ballots to be received by the RR/CC – Tuesday, May 4, 2010 by 8:00 p.m. Ballots received after 8:00 p.m. on May 4, 2010 will not be counted.
- Replacement Ballots – If voters damage or lose their ballot, a replacement ballot may be requested by contacting the Vote by Mail Section at (562) 466-1323, weekdays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or in person at the RR/CC Headquarters, 12400 Imperial Hwy., Room 3002, Norwalk, CA 90650, prior to Election Day.
Additional Information or any questions regarding Vote by Mail services and voting can be obtained by calling the Vote by Mail Section at (562) 466-1323, weekdays, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or by accessing the RR/CC website www.lavote.net.
AVAILABILITY OF SEMI-OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS ON ELECTION NIGHT 5/4/10
On Election Night, semi-official election results will be available at the RR/CC website www.lavote.net. Click the Election Results tab in the Quick Links box on the main page.
The first run of Semi-official Vote by Mail election results may be available at approximately 8:15 p.m. Updated cumulative results may be available throughout the evening and will be posted on the RR/CC website.
Election night results are always semi-official. Additional ballots are counted in the days following the election including:
- Vote by Mail ballots received through the mail at the RR/CC Office on Election Day. Vote by Mail ballots must be individually signature-verified and then opened prior to tabulation;
- Provisional ballots cast at the RR/CC office on Election Day by persons whose eligibility to vote cannot immediately be verified. Provisional ballots must be individually researched to determine eligibility; and
- Damaged ballots that the RR/CC is unable to process through the election tally equipment and must be duplicated prior to tabulation.
AVAILABILITY OF SEMI-OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS AFTER ELECTION NIGHT FROM 5/5/10
Semi-official election results will be available on the RR/CC website, in the RR/CC Election Information Section and by telephone. Office and telephone hours on the day after the election are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- RR/CC Website: www.lavote.net – click on the Election Results
button in the Quick Links box on the main page
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direct access to the Statement of Votes Cast
election results page
- RR/CC Election Information Section: 12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2013, Norwalk, CA
- Telephone Numbers: Public (562) 462-1310
Media (562) 462-2648 or (562) 462-2726
FINAL OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS
- The canvass of election returns shall commence no later than the first Thursday following the election (May 6, 2010) (E.C. § 10547 & 15301).
- The official canvass of returns must be completed within 28 days of the election. The legal deadline for the county elections official to certify election results is June 1, 2010 (E.C. § 15372).
NOTE: On Friday, May 14, 2010, the RR/CC is tentatively scheduled to certify the
election results. On Tuesday, May 18, 2010, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to
declare the election results official.
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For Multilingual assistance in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, or Vietnamese call (800) 481-8683.
ABOUT THE REGISTRAR-RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK
The mission of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk is to serve Los Angeles County by providing essential records management and election services in a fair accessible and transparent manner.
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