Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0467    Version: 1 Name: 052620-EOC-2019 Special Municipal Election
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/20/2020 In control: Elections Oversight Committee
On agenda: 5/26/2020 Final action: 5/26/2020
Title: Recommendation to receive and file an overview and summary of the 2019 Special Municipal Election.
Attachments: 1. 052620.eoc.item2.pdf

TITLE

Recommendation to receive and file an overview and summary of the 2019 Special Municipal Election.

 

DISCUSSION

On July 9, 2019, the City Council adopted Resolution RES-19-0100 declaring a vacancy in the Office of Member of the City Council for the 1st Councilmanic District and called for a Special Municipal Election to be held in the 1st Councilmanic District in the City of Long Beach on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  This election was conducted by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, serving 20,999 voters.  The voter turnout for the Special Municipal Election was 13.42 percent.

 

During the Special Municipal Election of November 5, 2019, five Long Beach polling locations were pilot sites for the new components of the 2020 Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP), including the new Ballot Marking Devices (BMD’s) and Electronic Pollbooks.  Voters were able to choose between the County’s InkaVote and VSAP voting system to use to mark their ballot.

 

The term of office for the Office of Member of the City Council for the 1st Councilmanic District commenced on December 3, 2019, following the Council certification of election results.

 

This letter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Amy Webber on May 19, 2020.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

The complete cost of the Special Municipal Election conducted by the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk was $257,389.24.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Monique De La Garza

City Clerk