South Pasadena residents who plan to vote by mail in the Nov. 5 municipal elections have until Tuesday, Oct. 29, to request a vote by mail ballot, according to a communiqué from the office of Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan.
The request can easily be made online—click here to start or to check the status of your pending request—or by using the back of the official sample ballot. Registered voters can also apply in person at the L.A. County county clerk’s main office, located at 12400 Imperial Hwy., 3rd floor, Room 3002, Norwalk, 90650.
So far, the county clerk’s office has mailed nearly 550,000 vote by mail ballots, accounting for more than 30 percent of the eligible registered voters in L.A. County, according to the communiqué. There are more than 1,744,000 eligible registered voters.
Vote by Mail ballots must reach the county clerk’s Norwalk office by 8 p.m. on election day, Nov. 5. Voters can drop off or mail their ballot to the county clerk’s office or drop their ballot off at any polling place in L.A. County on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Postmarked envelopes will not be accepted.
Registered voters must be U.S. citizens at least 18 years of age. They cannot be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters.
Four South Pasadena residents, including two incumbents, are running for two seats on the city council, and five candidates are running for five seats on the school board. In addition, City Treasurer Gary E. Pia is running unopposed for the post of city treasurer.
The city council candidates are: Councilmember Michael Cacciotti, Councilmember Philip Putnam, Diana Mahmud and Alan Reynolds.
The school board candidates are: Suzie Abajian, current board clerk Elisabeth Eilers, Julie Giulioni, current board member Michele Diane Kipke and Reynaldo Ramirez.