COUNTY OF SAN MATEO

Inter-Departmental Correspondence

Assessor – Clerk - Recorder

 

DATE:

August 26, 2010

BOARD MEETING DATE:

September 14, 2010

SPECIAL NOTICE/HEARING:

None

VOTE REQUIRED:

Majority

 

TO:


Honorable Board of Supervisors

FROM:

Warren Slocum, Chief Elections Officer &

Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

SUBJECT:

Authorizing Election Services for the November 2, 2010 Gubernatorial General Election

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution:

    A) Consolidating the Gubernatorial General Election, to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, with elections called by the County of San Mateo, City/County Association of Governments, Brisbane Elementary School District, Belmont-Redwood Shores School District, Cabrillo Unified School District, Jefferson Union High School District, Las Lomitas Elementary School District, Menlo Park City Elementary School District, Pacifica School District, San Mateo Union High School District, South San Francisco Unified School District, North Coast County Water District, San Mateo County Harbor District, Sequoia Healthcare District, Town of Atherton, Town of Colma, City of Daly City, City of East Palo Alto, City of Half Moon Bay, City of Menlo Park, and City of Pacifica; and

    B) Authorizing the Chief Elections Officer to render specified election services in conjunction therewith.

 

BACKGROUND:

The governing body of any city or district government may ask the County Board of Supervisors to permit the County Elections Official to render specified election services to conduct an election (Cal. Elections Code 10002). When elections are to be held on the same day in or within the same territory, and one of the elections is a statewide election, the Board of Supervisors may consolidate those elections to be conducted and the returns canvassed by the County Elections Official in all respects as if they were one election (Id., 10400-10418).

 

DISCUSSION:

The requests of the above mentioned Cities and Districts are proper and the County Elections Officer is agreeable to providing the specified election services as requested, and all related costs will be reimbursed by the requesting districts.

 

County Counsel has reviewed and approved Resolution as to form.

 

Approval of this Resolution will contribute to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of encouraging a collaborative community as this, and any election, is a collaboration of involved citizens serving as candidates, and voters performing their civic duty to have an active role in shaping the future of their community. These candidates become leaders forging partnerships, and use their experience and knowledge to promote solutions to the issues facing various jurisdictions in San Mateo County.

 

Performance Measure(s):

Measure

FY 2009-10
Actual

FY 2009-10
Projected

Percent of Registered Voters who Voted

in the Last Election

38.37%

63%

Number of Registered Voters

339,758

340,000

The numbers used in the performance measures in FY 2009-10 are from the Gubernatorial Primary Election held June 8, 2010. Turnout for the General Election is anticipated to be much greater than the Primary Election as supported by past trends in voter turnout and greater widespread interest in this election where a new Governor is to be elected. Voter registration is projected to remain the same.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Related costs will be paid from budgeted funds existing in the Elections Budget Unit. There will be no net County Cost. The requesting districts will pay for all services performed.