The City of Santa Clarita¡¯s 2012 election certification will be agendized for the April 24, 2012 City Council meeting. Prior to that date, the City Clerk¡¯s office will be completing several tasks related to certifying the election.
Today, the Clerk¡¯s office sent copies of its 216 provisional ballots to the Los Angeles County Registrar for verification of signatures and voter registration in the City of Santa Clarita. Provisional ballots are cast in person but are considered provisional when the voters name does not appear on the list at the precinct. If the voter is indeed a registered voter in the City, has not otherwise voted, and their signature is validated, the vote will be counted.
The next order of business is verifying signatures for the 575 vote by mail or ¡°absentee¡± ballots. These signatures will be cross-checked on the City¡¯s computer with the County¡¯s database.
The City Clerk¡¯s office will then work on completing its canvass. This includes a public count on April 18 at 10 a.m. for counting the verified provisional and vote by mail ballots that were turned into the polls on Election Day and subsequently verified through the ballot counter. This will be done in public in the City Council Chambers. Finally, the City will complete the process of hand-tallying one precinct, as required by law.
The next City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6 p.m. Upon adoption of the resolution by the Council for the 2012 council election, the two with the highest number of votes will be sworn in at that meeting.