Thursday, July 31, 2014
 
Election Information

November 4, 2014 – General Municipal Election

The Stanton City Council consists of five council members elected at large by Stanton voters to represent the interests of the entire city. City Council members serve 4-year terms, with terms staggered to ensure continuity of leadership and service. The Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem are selected by a vote of their peers annually. The City of Stanton currently has no term limits.

RESOLUTIONS
•  Calling the Election
•  Requesting Consolidation with the County
•  Regulations for Candidates
•  Adding a Measure to an Already Called and Consolidated Election
•  Calling for the Placement of a General Tax Measure on the Ballot of the November 4, 2014 General Municipal Election
•  Authorizing Rebuttal Arguments

NOTICES
• Notice of Election (English) (Korean) (Spanish) (Vietnamese)
• Notice of Election/Measure (English) (Korean) (Spanish) (Vietnamese)
Notice to Voters of Date After Which No Arguments For or Against a City Measure May Be Submitted
    • Statement of Authors (Form of Statement to be filed by Authors of Arguments)

RUNNING FOR CITY COUNCIL IN 2014

The next City Council General Municipal Election is scheduled for November 4, 2014.  There are three (3) City Council seats subject to election, each for a four year term.  Residents interested in running for City Council are encouraged to contact the City Clerk to learn more.  You can reach the City Clerk's department at (714) 890-4245.

ELECTION SUMMARY
 
ELECTION DATE: November 4, 2014. Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 
OFFICES TO BE FILLED: Three (3) Members of the Stanton City Council
 
TERM OF OFFICE: Four (4) years
 
CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY:  Registered voter (18 years old) in the City of Stanton at the time nomination papers are issued
 
NOMINATION PERIOD:  Monday, July 14, 2014, through 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2014*
(*City Hall is normally closed on Fridays; however, as a special accommodation to PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES ONLY for Member of the City Council, the regular business hours for the City Clerk’s Office for Friday, August 8, 2014 will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Other City offices, as well as the switchboard, will remain closed on that date.)
 
CITY CLERK OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Closed every Friday)
 
REQUIRED WHEN FILING FOR NOMINATION
 •  $25 Filing Fee
 •  Nomination Paper
 •  Ballot Designation Worksheet
 •  Form 700- Statement of Economic Interests
 
Optional Forms When Filing For Nomination – must be received at the same time as Nomination Paper and Form 700
 •  Candidate Statement with deposit
 •  Code of Fair Campaign Practices
 
LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE:  Monday, October 20, 2014
 
NOMINATION PROCESS
 
CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for candidacy for the office of City Council of the City of Stanton, you must be a registered voter in the City of Stanton.  Prior to issuing nomination papers, the registration of all prospective candidates will be verified with the Orange County Registrar of Voters.
 
NOMINATION PAPERS
Nomination papers are obtained from the City Clerk’s Office, beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014, through 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 8, 2014. Appointments are highly recommended.
 
If nomination papers for an incumbent member of the City Council are not filed by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014, the voters shall have until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, to nominate candidates other than the incumbent for such elective office.
 
Following verification that candidates are a registered voter in the City of Stanton, Candidate’s name will be typed onto the nomination paper and the nomination paper will be signed by the City Clerk or her designee and issued to the candidate for circulation.
 
In accordance with State law, the City Council has implemented a filing fee of $25 to be paid at the time Nomination Papers are filed. California Courts have ruled that we may not refuse to place a candidate’s name on the ballot due to an inability to pay the filing fee.  If the City Clerk cannot waive the fee after review of financial documents, there is another alternative.  Candidates may substitute four additional signatures for each one-dollar of the filing fee (100 additional signatures) in accordance with Elections Code Section 8106.

COUNCIL MEETINGS

Regular City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, except for the fourth Tuesday in December. Meetings begin with Closed Session at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

POLITICAL REFORM ACT AND THE FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION

The Political Reform Act was approved by the State of California voters in 1974 to establish rules and regulations for candidates and elected officials. The Political Reform Act has been amended several times since 1974 and is administered by the Fair Political Practices Commission. The Act requires a variety of forms to be filed before, during, and after a campaign. 

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was created out of the Political Reform Act. The FPPC educates the public and public officials on the requirements of the Act. It provides written and oral advice to public agencies and officials; conducts seminars and training sessions; develops forms, manuals and instructions; and receives and files statements of economic interests from many state and local officials. The FPPC investigates alleged violations of the Political Reform Act, imposes penalties when appropriate, and assists state and local agencies in developing and enforcing conflict-of-interest codes.

                                                                                                          City Clerk’s Office
                                                                                                 Patricia A. Vazquez, City Clerk
                                                                                    7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, California 90680
                                                                                                          (714) 890-4245
                                                                                                   pvaZqueZ@ci.stanton.ca.us

Election Information

VOTER REGISTRATION

General Municipal Elections are held in the City of Stanton on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November in even-numbered years. Voter registration forms are available in the Stanton City Clerk’s Office located in City Hall or you can click here to fill out the registration form online. Upon completion, you will need to print it out and mail it in to the Orange County Registrar of Voters (P.O. Box 11298 Santa Ana, CA 92711-1298).

Information may also be obtained at the Orange County Registrar of Voters website (www.ocvote.com) regarding upcoming elections, previous election results, vote by mail and absentee voter registration.

•  Election Information in English
•  Election Information in Korean (한국어)
•  Election Information in Spanish (Español)
•  Election Information in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

Polling Places for Stanton Residents
Visit www.ocvote.com to find your exact polling place.

Stanton City Hall (Council Chambers) – 7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680
Stanton Community Services Center – 11822 Santa Paula Street, Stanton, CA 90680

November 4, 2014 – General Municipal Election
The City of Stanton will hold an election for the offices of three (3) members of the City Council for full terms of four (4) years on the November 4, 2014, General Municipal Election. Check back periodically for up to date information.

For more detailed Election Information provided by the County of Orange, please visit www.ocvote.com.

Voter Registration
To be eligible to vote in an election, you must currently be a United States Citizen, at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election, not in prison or on parole for a felony violation, and register at least 15 days prior to the election date. Once you have registered, your voter registration will remain active, regardless of whether or not you voted in the last election.

How & Where Do I Register to Vote?
You may register by completing a registration-by-mail form. Forms are available throughout Orange County at most County buildings, fire stations, libraries, post offices, and Department of Motor Vehicles. You may also register online at www.ocvote.com. Voter registrations are maintained and filed with the County Registrar.

Do I need to Re-Register?
You must re-register to vote if you have permanently moved to a different address, changed your name, or if you wish to change your political party affiliation. The deadline to re-register is 15 days before the next election.

Permanent Vote-By-Mail Voter Status
Under state law, a voter may apply for permanent vote-by-mail voter status. As a permanent vote-by-mail voter, you will no longer have to apply for future elections. A ballot will automatically be mailed to you for each election in which you are eligible to vote. Please Note: A voter’s name shall be deleted from the permanent absentee voter list if he/she fails to return a vote-by-mail ballot for four (4) consecutive statewide general elections.

                                                                                                          City Clerk’s Office
                                                                                                 Patricia A. Vazquez, City Clerk
                                                                                    7800 Katella Avenue, Stanton, California 90680
                                                                                                          (714) 890-4245
                                                                                                  pvaZqueZ@ci.stanton.ca.us

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