Attached please find the total breakdown of Vote-by-Mail (VBM) and Provisional ballots per precinct which were tabulated on Tuesday, April 15.
Also, please be aware of the following:
- 71 Ballots will not be counted for the following reasons:
- 51- signatures could not be verified;
- 7- did not have signatures; and
- 13 votes were cast by voters outside of the city’s boundaries.
- 21 Ballots were located in Precinct 84’s precinct supply box identified by City Clerk staff in preparation for submitting the box back to Martin & Chapman (Election consultants). These ballots were also signature verified by the County and included in the 1001 total count shown attached.
The 1001 ballots shown on the attached spreadsheet are inclusive of all VBM and Provisional ballots received on Election day and any last minutes VBM’s sent to the County on Monday (4/7) and Tuesday (4/8- during the day) for signature verification. All signature verifications have been received from the County and included in the total counts.
Lastly, we will also do a manual count of 2 randomly selected precincts on Tuesday, April 15 at 1 pm in the Century Room of City Hall.
The final election results will be certified at the April 22, 2014 City Council meeting.
The City of Santa Clarita is a general law city with a Council/Manager form of government. The City of Santa Clarita was incorporated on December 15, 1987. The City Council consists of five members who are elected at-large to serve four-year terms. Each December, the City Council selects a member of the seated Council to serve as Mayor on a one-year rotating basis.
Santa Clarita conducts its City Council election in April of every even-numbered year. Councilmembers serve four-year terms. The procedures for conducting a General Municipal election are established by State law. Per state law, resolution was adopted at the November City Council meeting that calls and gives notice of a General Municipal Election to be held on April 8, 2014, for the purpose of electing three councilmembers for a term of four years each.
This resolution also states that the polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. The Candidate Filing Period will open on Monday, December 16, 2013, and run until 5 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014. If any incumbent does not file by this deadline, the filing period is extended five calendar days, until Wednesday, January 15, 2014, by when candidates, other than incumbents, may file.
As the Elections Official, the City Clerk is responsible for overseeing the municipal elections, distributing and receiving nomination papers, and maintaining all campaign statements and conflict of interest filings required by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).