Election Notice for 2017 City Council and School District Races: Nominating Period Nov. 14 - Dec. 9, 2016

PASADENA, Calif.—Now that the U.S. Presidential General Election is over, Pasadena’s voters will be able to focus on electing local representatives in 2017 for Pasadena’s City Council Districts 3, 5 and 7 and the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education Districts 1, 3, 5 and 7.  Candidates for the City Council and Board of Education seats will be vying for four-year terms each.

City Clerk Mark Jomsky said the official nomination period opens on Monday, Nov. 14 and closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 for both the City and PUSD elections.  The City Clerk’s Office will be issuing nomination papers during that period to qualified candidates.

Two identical Candidate Workshops will be conducted by the City Clerk staff in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 100 North Garfield Avenue, Room S228, at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14 and at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Election information is available online stage.cityofpasadena.net/city-clerk/elections/ or by calling the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 744-4124 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.  The webpage will be updated periodically with candidate nomination information or if any local measures are added to the ballot.

Are you interested in helping out your community for the election?  Poll workers and accessible polling sites are needed for the March 7, 2017 consolidated City and PUSD primary election and the April 18, 2017 general municipal election.  If you speak Chinese, Korean, or Spanish, you are especially needed!  Poll workers provide a critical community service to the election process.  Call the City Clerk’s Office at (626) 744-4124 to sign up as a poll worker or to host a polling site!

Do you need to register to vote?  Voter registration information is available at City Hall Offices, public libraries, post offices, as well as online www.registertovote.ca.gov.  The deadline to register to vote for the March 2017 Primary Nominating Election is Monday, February 20, 2017.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 9, 2016  #064-16

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: William H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net