Ballot counting begins at 8:00 pm
April 10, 2018 Special Municipal Election
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BALLOT MEASURE E
**Sample Ballots/Voter Information Guides were mailed out beginning March 1st
**Vote-by-Mail and Permanent Vote-by-Mail Ballots were mailed out beginning March 12th
Precinct Map - 4 polling locations - Polling places are also listed on the back of the Official Sample Ballot. In addition, voters may visit https://www.lavote.net/locator on the Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's (LACRRCC) website to locate polling places for each of the 4 precincts.
Please contact the City Clerk's office for assistance and to answer questions. (email@example.com by email,
or call 310-378-0383 x803)
RESOLUTION ORDERING THE SUBMISSION OF A CERTAIN MEASURE RELATED TO AN ORDINANCE TO LEVY A SPECIAL TAX TO FINANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES AT THE SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 (R18-06)
Definition of "building improvements" as described in Measure E
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES TO RENDER SPECIFIED SERVICES TO THE CITY RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF A SPECIAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 (R18-08)
Any ordinance, impartial analysis, or direct argument filed under the authority of the elections code will be available for public examination in the clerk’s office for not less than 10 calendar days from the deadline for the filing of the arguments and analysis.
Common Election-Related Questions:
When is my ballot opened?
The official Processing/Canvassing Board will begin to open and prepare Vote-by-Mail ballots on Election Day at approximately 2:00pm. Ballots received during the polling period (7am to 8pm) will be collected and counted after the polls close. These are public processes that will take place in the Council Chambers of City Hall and may be observed by the public.
When is the last day I can apply to Vote-by-Mail?
You may submit an application to Vote-by-Mail up until 5:00pm on April 3rd, 2018.
How does the City prevent someone from voting more than once?
The City’s ballot tracking system has safeguards in place to prevent any registered voter from voting twice. A resident may receive more than one ballot for a few different reasons. Most commonly, to update their mailing address, some residents re-register to vote with the County Registrar after the initial Permanent Vote-by-Mail ballots were mailed. If this is the case, the ballot sent to the old address is often returned to the City Clerk as undeliverable. However, when the 2nd ballot is delivered to the updated address, it is possible for a resident to receive one ballot at each of their addresses. If this is the case, to have their vote counted, the residents must submit only ONE voted ballot. Under State law, if more than one ballot is submitted by a registered voter, neither ballot is counted. (E.C. 3014)
What times do the precinct polling locations open and close?
What time and how often will the precincts deliver walk-in ballots to the Council Chambers for submittal?
Once, after 8pm when the polls close.
What day & time will Martin & Chapman begin counting Vote-by-Mail ballots?
4/10 at 8pm in the Council Chambers.
What time will Martin & Chapman begin counting precinct walk-in ballots?
4/10, as they are delivered by the precinct officers to the Council Chambers after the close of the polls.
What time will the public get the first results of the count?
Shortly after 8pm when the Vote-by-Mail ballots are counted.
How will updates of the election be displayed to the public in the Council Chambers?
Results will be projected on the TV screens in the Council Chambers as they become available, and will also be uploaded and published on the City’s website.
How often will count results be updated to the public (Chambers & online)?
As soon as each count is complete (VBM, then each precinct), it will be projected on screens in the Chambers, and then published on the City’s website (http://www.pvestates.org/government/city-clerk/elections)
What time will the Council Chambers be open to the public for witnessing?
4/10 at 2pm when the Vote-by-Mail Canvassing Board begins the process of preparing ballots for counting (at 8pm).
What time will the Council Chambers close to the public?
At the end of the night when the canvassing is complete.
Are the Council Chambers open for viewing and updates to the public whenever Martin & Chapman are there and counting?
What time will the count begin again the next day(s)?
Post-election day processing of Vote-by-Mail ballot return envelopes and Provisional ballot envelopes (verification of signature and address and updating voter records) will begin at 8:00am on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall. On the 11th, once these envelopes have been processed (signature verified, ensure they are registered voters of PVE, ensure they did not vote in a precinct, etc.), these envelopes will be opened in the Council Chambers on April 17 at 9:00 am, which will also be open to the public. These ballots will be counted by the ballot counter, run by Martin & Chapman employees, in the Council Chambers, on April 17 at 1:30 pm.
What day and time will the official final results of the election be announced to the public?
At the April 24th City Council meeting the final canvass results will be declared. NOTE: the 2nd count will take place on April 17, but the canvass is not complete until the audit of the election is completed, and the Council adopts the Resolution declaring the results.
How will the official final results be announced?
At the City Council meeting on April 24th which is live streamed, and also on the City’s website (http://www.pvestates.org/government/city-clerk/elections).
You may register to vote if you are:
A U.S. citizen; at least 16 years of age (to enable voting at the first election upon 18th birthday); not found mentally incompetent by a court of law, and not in prison or on parole for the conviction of a felony violation.
Voter Registration forms are available at: City Hall; Los Angeles County Clerk-Registrar/Recorder's Office (www.lavote.net); California Secretary of State's Office (www.sos.ca.gov); or post offices and local libraries.
For additional voter registration information visit: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/frequently-asked-questions/
Online Voter Registration: Click here to access the California Secretary of State's web page for online registration. Your signature on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will allow you to complete this process. (eff. 9/20/2012)