October 15, 2003
BOARD MEETING DATE:
October 28, 2003
Honorable Board of Supervisors
Warren Slocum, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Resolution accepting the Certificate of the Chief Elections Officer as the Statement of the Result of the Vote as determined by the official canvass of the returns for the October 7, 2003 Statewide Special Election.
Adopt a resolution accepting the Certificate of the Chief Elections Officer as the Statement of the Result of the Vote as determined by the official canvass of the returns for the October 7, 2003 Statewide Special Election.
California Elections Code §§10411, and 15300 et seq. authorizes and directs the Board of Supervisors and the Chief Elections Officer, within 28 days of an election within the jurisdiction, to inspect, process, and count all ballots and prepare a certified statement of the result, and to deliver a duplicate of that statement to the Secretary of State and to the chairperson of the county central committee of each political party. Upon acceptance of that statement, Elections Code §15400 authorizes and directs the governing body of the jurisdiction to declare elected or nominated the persons having the highest number of votes for the offices voted on and to declare the results of the election as to each measure (proposition) voted on.
On October 7, 2003, the Chief Elections Officer conducted a Statewide Special Election. The official canvass and an abstract or Statement of Votes polled was completed and certified by the Chief Elections Officer. This abstract is available at the Office of the Chief Elections Officer, Registration-Elections Division.
This resolution has been reviewed and approved by County Counsel.
The proposed resolution keeps the County's commitments and furthers progress towards its goals: (1) realizing the potential of our diverse population - civic engagement including voting and participation in public discussions of important issues; (2) supporting responsive, effective and collaborative government - County and local governments effectively communicate and develop strategic approaches to issues affecting the County; and (3) supporting leaders working together across boundaries to preserve and enhance our quality of life - as residents express their support for regional, collaborative approaches to issues and accepting individual responsibility for contributing to the quality of life of the County as a whole.
There is no fiscal impact.