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File #: 3235   
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2020 Department: Registrar of Voters
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Subject: Appointment of Candidates In Lieu of Election
Attachments: 1. R1-RES-ROV-11-17-2020-Appointments in Lieu November 3 2020
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

November 17, 2020

FROM
BOB PAGE, Registrar of Voters, Registrar of Voters

SUBJECT
Title
Appointment of Candidates In Lieu of Election
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
Adopt resolution appointing candidates in lieu of election for certain contests in the 2020 Presidential General Election where no person filed a Declaration of Candidacy.
(Presenter: Bob Page, Registrar of Voters, 387-2100)
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Operate in a Fiscally-Responsible and Business-Like Manner.
Pursue County Goals and Objectives by Working with Other Agencies.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
Approval of this item will not result in the use of additional Discretionary General Funding (Net County Cost) as the adoption of a Resolution for Appointment in Lieu of election is non-financial in nature, and appropriation for the minimal staffing required was included in the 2020-21 Registrar of Voters' budget.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
California Elections Code section 10515 requires that when the number of candidates who file for an office is less than or equal to the number of offices to be filled, the Board of Supervisors (Board) shall appoint those candidates to the office. When no person files for an office, the Board shall appoint a qualified person to fill that office. All persons appointed in lieu of election by the Board shall serve to the end of the term.

On October 27, 2020, the Board adopted Resolution No. 2020-189 to appoint 40 candidates in lieu of election to fill offices that were up for election in various special districts in the 2020 Presidential General Election. These 40 candidates filed a Declaration of Candidacy, but there were not enough candidates for each special district office to hold an election.

No eligible voters filed a Declaration of Candidacy for 24 additional offices in 12 special districts in the First, Seco...

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