Get out and vote, Santa Clarita! The City of Santa Clarita will be conducting the City Council election on Tuesday April 10, to elect two council members for a term of four years each. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., so get out and vote and make your voice heard. The following individuals are confirmed candidates in the City’s City Council election: TimBen Boydston, Laurie Ender, Robert C. Kellar, Ed Colley and Jon Hatami.
The elected City council members serve as our governing body that guides the progress of Santa Clarita into the future. The City Council is responsible for the creation of policies, which are expressed through the passage of ordinances, resolutions and motions. Through the City Manager and City Attorney, the Council supervises and provides guidance for the activities of the City.
The City of Santa Clarita was incorporated on December 15, 1987 after a ballot measure was passed by the City’s residents, and operates under a Council/Manager form of government. Under the Council/Manager form of government, the elected governing body, which is our City Council, is responsible for the legislative functions like establishing policies, passing local ordinances, developing a vision for the town and more. The elected body appoints a professional manager to oversee the administrative operations, implement policies and so forth.
Our 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. Elections are held on the second Tuesday in April of the even numbered years.
Before each election, every voter should receive a Voter Information Pamphlet, known as the “Sample Ballot” that lists candidates and tells you where to find your polling place. If you can’t get out to vote, you can submit a request ballot to vote by mail.
Who can vote? Anyone age 18 or over and is a citizen of the United States or naturalized citizen can register to vote by filling out an Affidavit of Registration. You must register at least 15 days before an election to be eligible to vote in that election.
The polls will close at 8 p.m. on Election Day and all the ballots will be taken to a designated City Hall called the Central Council Place where they are tallied. Unofficial results are given to the media and those present at the Central Counting Place and will also be available on the City’s website on election night at www.santa-clarita.com .
For more information and voting, contact the City clerk’s office at 661-255-4391 or visit www.votesantaclarita.com .
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