It’s almost time for the midterm elections! It’s important to be informed on the different state propositions, measures, and candidates that are on the November 6th ballot. And it is just as important to get out and vote. This guide will provide you with all you need to know to participate in the democratic process.
Circumstances can make it difficult or even impossible for some to cast their votes. Luckily, early voting and Vote by Mail (VBM) ballots help ease the stress of voting on constrained time.
Early Voting: Glendale’s Special Municipal Election will take place on November 6, 2018, the same day as the Statewide General Election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Voters can also vote at one of 10 early voting location centers between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on October 27-28 and November 3-4. The nearest early voting center is at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103.
If you missed the registration deadline for this election you will still be able to vote. Under California Election Law, Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) allows a prospective voter to conditionally register and cast a provisional ballot. CVR is only available at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Headquarters located in Norwalk and at designated weekend early voting locations in Los Angeles County.
Vote by Mail: Registered voters can vote by mail, no postage required. The new vote by mail packet contains ballot cards, a return envelope, a secrecy sleeve, and an “I voted” sticker.
Mark your ballot, fold and insert into the secrecy sleeve, put it in the return envelope, and sign and date it. Then drop it in the mail or at any voting or drop-off location. The last day to register to vote by mail is October 30.
Glendale City Hall (613 E. Broadway) and the Downtown Glendale Central Library (222 E. Harvard St.) are vote by mail drop-off locations. Ballots that are mailed must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
If you’re not going to vote by mail, then you will need to know your polling place, which can easily be found on LA County’s Polling Place Locator.
This year, Glendale voters will consider Measure S, the Glendale Quality of Life and Essential Services Protection Measure. Voters can find Glendale Measure S on the 5th page in their Vote by Mail Ballot or on the 9th page for in person voting.
The City has prepared an educational video series to provide voters with information regarding Measure S. Each video explains one part of Measure S from its impact on a variety of City services to the oversight and accountability of funds from the measure. To learn more, visit GlendaleMeasureS.com.
You will find other propositions on your November 6th ballot. Remember, it’s important to be informed to make your decision. We found these KCET videos to be quick and helpful.