Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0468    Version: 1 Name: 052620-EOC-2020 Primary Nominating 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 2020 Primary Nominating Election.
Attachments: 1. 052620.eoc.item3.pdf
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Recommendation to receive and file an overview and summary of the 2020 Primary Nominating Election.

DISCUSSION
Elections
On October 15, 2019 the City Council adopted Resolution No. RES-19-0159 calling and giving notice of a Primary Nominating Election and General Municipal Election in the City of Long Beach, California on Tuesday, the 3rd day of March 2020, and the 3rd day of November 2020, for the nomination and election of candidates for four (4) offices on the City Council, and two (2) offices of the Long Beach Unified School District, each for a full term of four (4) years, commencing on the third Tuesday of December 2020. This election was consolidated with the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Statewide Election dates pursuant to the adoption of Ordinance No. ORD-19-0001.

On November 12, 2019 the City Council adopted Resolution No. RES-19-0173 calling for the placement of a General Tax Measure on the Ballot for the March 3rd, 2020 Special Municipal Election for the submission to the qualified voters of an amended ordinance to extend and adjust the rate of Transactions and Use Tax (also known as ”Measure A”), and making findings of fiscal emergency pursuant to California Proposition 218.

On November 19, 2019, the City Council adopted Resolution No. RES-19-0179 calling for the placement of a General Tax Measure on the Ballot for the March 3rd, 2020 Special Municipal Election for the submission to the qualified voters of an amended ordinance to increase the rate of the City’s general purpose transient occupancy (Hotel) tax from 6% to 7% (also known as “Measure B”), and making findings of fiscal emergency pursuant to California Proposition 218.

The following highlights the candidate processing, voter education and outreach efforts, online services, Election Day support, and voter turnout.

Candidate Processing
For the March 3, 2020 Primary Nominating Election there were a total of 264,819 registered voters within our jurisdiction. ...

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