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File #: 19-1271    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/14/2019 Departments: ASSESSOR-COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER-ELECTIONS
On agenda: 1/14/2020 Final action: 1/14/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Accepting the certificate of the Chief Elections Officer as the statement of the results of the vote as determined by the official canvass of the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School, and Special District Election; and B) Declaring the persons elected to or nominated for certain offices.
Attachments: 1. 20200114_r_November 2019 Election Certification
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Subject: Statement of the Results of the November 5, 2019 Election

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Accepting the certificate of the Chief Elections Officer as the statement of the results of the vote as determined by the official canvass of the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School, and Special District Election; and

B) Declaring the persons elected to or nominated for certain offices.

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BACKGROUND:
Within 30 days of an election, the Chief Elections Officer is required to inspect, process, and count all ballots cast during an election and prepare a certified statement of the result. Upon acceptance of this statement, Section 15400 of the Elections Code directs the governing body of the jurisdiction to declare elected or nominated to each office voted on at the election the persons having the highest number of votes for each office.

DISCUSSION:
On November 5, 2019, the Chief Elections Officer conducted a Consolidated Municipal, School, and Special District Election. The official canvass and an abstract (i.e. Statement of the Vote) was completed and certified by the Chief Elections Officer and is available at the Registration & Elections Division. An electronic copy of the Statement of the Vote is also published on the Registration & Elections Division website, www.smcacre.org. A copy has also been submitted to this Board as required by state law.

The results of the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election, continue to demonstrate the trend of improved voter turnout for elections conducted under the Voter's Choice Act (VCA). Voter turnout for the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Election was 29.45%. This was the second highest voter turnout for a consolidated election over the past 10 years. This electi...

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