Monday, February 15, 2016

Running For City Council As A Write-In Candidate Is More Involved Than You Might Have Thought

 
Mod: You might have assumed that the only thing involved in running as a write-in candidate for City Council is talking a lot of people into writing your name on the ballot. Nothing could be farther from the truth. There is both paperwork and forms, plus a petition that must be signed by 30 registered voter residents of the city you are running for office as a write-in candidate. Plus a whole lot more. If you are thinking about running for the City Council as a write-in candidate, here is a list of everything you are going to need to do.

Write-in candidate filing requirements, statement and nomination papers:

Every person who desires to be a write-in candidate and have his or her name as written on the ballot of an election counted for a particular office shall file:

A statement of write-in candidacy that contains the following information:

1.  Candidate's name.
2.  Residence address.
3.  A declaration stating that he or she is a write-in candidate.
4.  The title of the office for which he or she is running.
5.  The party nomination which he or she seeks, if running in a partisan primary election.
6.  The date of the election.
7.  A certification of the candidate's complete voter registration and party affiliation/preference history for the preceding 10 years, or for as long as he or she hs been eligible to vote in the state if less than 10 years, if running for a voter-nominated office.
8. For any of the offices described in Section 13.5, a statement that the candidate meets the statutory and constitutional requirements for that office as described in that section.
The requisite number of signatures on the nomination papers, if any, required pursuant to Sections 8062, 10220 and 10510,or in the case of a special district not subject to the Uniform District Election Law (Part 4 (commencing with Section 10500) of Division 10), the number of signatures required by the principal act of the district.
Notwithstanding any other provision or law, a person may not be a write-in candidate at the general election for a voter-nominated office.

Filing Time:

The statement and nomination papers shall be available on the 57th day prior to the election for which the candidate is filing as a write-in candidate, and shall be delivered to the elections official responsible for the conduct of the election no later than the 14th day prior to the election.''

Form of Nomination Papers:
The nomination papers for a write-in candidate shall be substantially in the same form as set forth in Section 8041.

Signers of nomination papers:

Signers of nomination papers for write-in candidates shall be voters in the district or political subdivision in which the candidate is to be voted on.  In addition, if the candidate is seeking a party nomination for an office, the signers shall also be affiliated with the party whose nomination is sought.

Filing Fees

No fee or charge shall be required of a write-in candidate except in the case of a candidate for city office, as provided in Section 10228.

Write-In Candidate:

No person whose name has been written in upon a ballot for an office at the direct primary may have his or her name placed upon the ballot as a candidate for that office for the ensuing general election unless one of the following is applicable:

a.  At that direct primary he or she received for a partisan office votes equal in number to 1 percent of all votes cast for the office at the last preceding general election at which the office was filled.  In the case of an office that has not appeared on the ballot since its creation, the requisite number of votes shall equal 1 percent of the number of all votes cast for the office that had the least number of votes in the most recent general election in the jurisdiction in which the write-in candidate is seeking office.

b.  He or she is an independent nominee for a partisan office pursuant to Part 2 (commencing  with Section 8300).

c.  At that direct primary he or she received for a voter-nominated office the highest number of votes cast for that office or the second highest number of votes cast for that office, except as provided by subdivision (b) of Section 8142 or Section 807.

Write-ins not counted:

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person may not be a write-in candidate at the general election for a voter-nominated office.

Mod: Best of luck to you.

Barry Gold picks up the endorsement of the "No On UUT" Facebook page

Mod: I hear it didn't take too long for them to decide, either (link).


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66 comments:

  1. "Barry Gold picks up the endorsement of the "No On UUT" Facebook page"
    Well it's not like he was gonna win anyways,but that is the kiss of death to his campaign.
    If he is a serious candidate he should reject their endorsement.

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    1. Two UUT measures in a row have failed at the polls. 2012 and 2014. Voted down. How is this unpopular in your feeble little brain?

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    2. Perhaps I am confused? Is this the no UUT increase and let it sunset people, or the abolish the UUT altogether folks? Kinda early on this Presidents Day for name calling but that's what you do here unfortunately.

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    3. I'm voting no on one measure, yes on one measure,and not voting on the other. :/

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    4. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that No On UUT Facebook page is the same page that worked to kill the 2014 UUT tax hike.

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    5. Now is the time for Tattler readers to rise up and pull off the greatest upset in the history of Sierra Madre politics. Heck I'm excited just talking about it. Make no mistake. It can be done.

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    6. The No On UUT page describes what it's about. Don't be lazy.

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    7. This is how the people can deliver a BIG message to this city's establishment. Take back our city!

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    8. 6:26 The majority is certainly not in favor of increasing our HIGHEST UUT TAX IN THE STATE.
      Barry Gold is an excellent candidate. He is a calm and thoughtful man. He reminds me of former Mayor Clem Bartolai. A man of high principles.
      He will not be influenced by special interests.
      Please Tattlers make an effort to help this honest man get elected to our city council.
      If every Sierra Madre Tattler makes the effort to tell our friends and neighbors to write in Barry Gold.
      You will be doing your future a favor. We need Barry on the council.

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  2. If NO on UUT endorses GOLD, then why vote no? He states he is for a UUT tax

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  3. from yesterday:
    I am not against a UUT Tax. As a member of the UUT Revenue Committee I proposed a 9% UUT rate with a 6 year sunset back to 6%. The committee recommended 12% and the city council approved 10% with no sunset.

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  4. Defeating the UUT has lost, and defeating the two sitting City Council members won't happen. Guess we will have to find something else to talk about?????

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    1. The UUT failed at the polls in 2012 and 2014. Obviously you are not from this world.

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    2. Repeating a lie many times does not make it the truth, 7:17.

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    3. 7:17 I agree. Who is your favorite president of all time and why?

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    4. 7:17 seems like a Millard Fillmore guy.

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    5. Rutherford B. Hayes. As in, "His reasoning is a little Hayes-eee.

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    6. I think he must be a little Harding of hearing.

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    7. I think 7:17 has been drinking a little too much and now has a headache. Can somebody please get him some Tyler-nol?

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    8. 7:17AM No change can happen if you don't support it. We are stuck with CALPERS, I get it. But that doesn't mean we must be taxed to pay for it over and over and nothing else in the city gets done. Maybe Mr. Gold won't get elected. Doesn't mean he can't try. $150,000 for a librarian is excessive for this town. Most of the staff is well paid and if they don't want to work in a city that MUST live within their means, move on. I think Mr. Gold wants more transparency from the city. If we pay the taxes we have a right to know on what and how it is spent. We don't need a councilman who thinks it's okay to break the law and give the person a pass. Offer true dialogue instead of eluding to his reasoning being hazy or that someone might be hard of hearing. Let's discuss your rudeness and lack of integrity.

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    9. 8:05 and 8:11 ... What is it you're trying imply ?
      I'm also betting you're one of those self important In hurry type that feel it's acceptable to honk at our sight impaired citizens as they're using the crosswalk .
      It must be nice being perfect .

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    10. When LASD takes over all of the police duties for Sierra Madre, we will no longer be paying ANY CalPERS for current law enforcement. That will drop the city's CalPERS exposure to future rate increase by a significant amount.

      If personnel move on, more investigation should be made to contract out even more services. We don't have to give Platinum Pensions to staff when we the taxpayers are barely getting by.

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    11. 1:17. They were puns based on the names of presidents. Put down the bottle of bitters.

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  5. 3 posts about this? Really? If you vote no on Measure UUT the utility rate tax eventually falls to 6%. Both Barry and No On UUT support this. Step away from your computer and breathe a little. Obviously your lack of understanding is causing you a lot of stress.

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    1. Wow did not think Elaine was up this early. Cut the funding and curb bad government, she can't let that happen.

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    2. A NO vote on the April 2016 66% UUT increase will result in a 6% UUT effective 7/1/2016.

      This is the rate promised to us when we passed the big UUT hike in 2009. Sure is nice when the city keeps a promise.

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  6. Sorry to stress you all out. I thought the no on UUT was No UUT as in abolish. I now understand from my friendly fellow anon. commenters that it is no on UUT increase which I favor.

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  7. Why does government complicate things so much? Why can't we just write in any name we want and have it counted?

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  8. Barry can win a seat. He is the alternative to Harabedian and Goss. Forget the naysayers. The power lies with the grass roots.

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  9. Off topic - on walking around town yesterday I noticed a huge number of dead and diseased trees and shrubs. Do we still have a trees committee? Who is going to pay to remove the huge number of dead trees on city property? Eventually they'll topple over in a windstorm. The Jerusalem cedars up on Carter are just one example.

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    1. Dead city tree removals will be paid by taxpayers.

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    2. Nancy Walsh abolished the Tree commission, an effective and hard working group, to install the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources commission.

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    3. She did it with the strong support of Josh Moran, John Harabedian and John Capoccia.

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    4. if you just noticed the dying trees where have you been for the last 5 years

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    5. Sharpening my buzzsaw.

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  10. Gold is just what this city needs in more ways than one. I can guarantee you that if every Tattler reader help a little, Barry wins big. Decide if it's worth it to you to sometimes do more than just write comments on a blog. Barry needs to get a website and take full advantage of what the new media has to offer.

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  11. Every Tattler reader needs to help. Capoccia and Harabedian are quaking in their boots. One of them is going down.

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  12. Barry needs a campaign manager and a plan to take advantage of the new media. He doesn't need money. He and his supporters need heart power. They need to outwork Harabedian and Goss and I'm talking door to door.

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  13. If you have not done so yet, please get in touch with Barry and sign his paperwork. Here is the email address:

    BARRYGOLD4CITYCOUNCIL@GMAIL.COM

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  14. With the no UUT on the ballot this will be a very interesting election. Barry may just be able to ride a wave of discontent. He's an outsider. Looking at presidential politics people seem to want to turn over the apple cart and start over.

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  15. I get the feeling that Mr. Gold wants to have any UUT funds earmarked. I don't think he wants it to just go to the general fund and be spent anyway the city sees fit. We have that right. There are trees that need care, sidewalks that need fixing the proper way-not with asphalt, not to mention the water infrastructure. These are things that keep a small city like ours worth living in. Sometime ago there were monies allocated for painting the backside of the library. Whatever happened to that money? The wall was never painted. I think this is what Mr. Gold wants.

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    1. The library was never painted because that money went to balance the budget. With a 6% UUT, the library would never get painted, nor would any infrastructure get taken care of. Barry was right about a 9% UUT figure, but to dig your heals in and not go for a 10% is really cutting off your nose to spite your face -- so to speak. Even without the police department, the 6% would only pay for administration, it would not give money for any kind of repairs or maintenance.

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    2. Time to cut some more fat out of those Mercedes-Benz-driving salaries.

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    3. The only "heals" I'm digging into is a healed wallet.

      I love you, 11:01! You make sweeping statements that stuff won't be maintained without you actually looking at the numbers. By contracting out the library operation you would save enough money to paint the library. But that doesn't sit well with your 66% tax hike DNA, does it.

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    4. Interesting that a few think that doing away with the police, fire, library, community services and half of the city staff will solve Sierra Madre's problems. 1) contracting out the library will not absolve the city from maintaining the building, 2. getting rid of Elaine will not solve the city's problems, 3. Your 66% tax hike is very misleading and you know it. As of now, the UUT is at 8%. The measure in April will raise it to 10%. Hardly a 66% raise in taxes. I know, I know, you'll have a smart comeback to that too, I guess the Tattlers will never ever, listen to the other side of an argument and give some of your smart-alack remarks, but that is what makes the Tattler, doesn't it?

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    5. 3:37, you didn't like math did you?

      Measure UUT will raise the UUT rate to 10% effective 7/1/2016. Current UUT rate on 7/1/2016 is going to be 6% as promised to us in 2009.

      Increasing something from 6% to 10% is increasing the rate 2/3, otherwise know as 66%.

      I know, math is hard.

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    6. Doing away with the police will certainly help ease the budget. That with a 10% UUT will go a long way to help the city IF they don't give. Out raises and such. Getting rid of Elaine is a start. She is the leader, the CEO of the city. She can manipulate everything. I am lousy at math so I can't address that. But I disagree that Tattler's don't want dialogue. Being really poor at math could you tell me why it is not a 66% hike in taxes? And how much of a tax hike would it be?

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    7. The rate is at 8% now. On July 1st, it will either be increased to 10% or decreased to 6%. Either way you look at it, it is not a 66% raise. And I might be lousy at math, but good at logic.

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    8. No, you're lousy at both.

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    9. Only goes to show you are not interested in a real discussion, just snide remarks.

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    10. No, your math really is wrong.

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  16. I don't understand what kind of campaign this is.
    Is Gold running for council, and just missed the deadline to file, so he has to do it the non-traditional way?
    Or is he offering a protest vote to send a message, without all the door knocking and publicity of a run?
    If it's the first, I'll work for him, but if it's the more casual 2nd, I don't think it will be really effective at all.
    Is there a real campaign?

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    1. It's a simple serious campaign. He did not miss any deadlines. He was at the last CC meeting, as he always is, and he just had had enough. It is to send a message that we don't mind being taxed, we just want to know where the money goes, or have earmarked for a certain thing and it goes to that specific thing. It will be a grass roots campaign, flyers, door knocking, meetings, etc. He is not taking donations. If you consider it a casual campaign, I don't know what to say. All I know is that he's giving us a choice. Mr. Gold is available for questions at his e-mail. He must get qualified to run. So first things first.

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    1. Yes. That is the best approach.

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  18. From Barry Gold

    Once I have the signatures needed to qualify as a write-in candidate for city council I will answer all of the questions being posted here. Every question deserves an answer. I hope to have the needed signatures tomorrow.

    I want to thank all of you who have contacted me with your support. I assure you that I am not doing this for fun. I am in this to win.

    Respectfully,

    Barry Gold

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  19. My "feeble little brain",as grumpy @ 7:17 puts it, recalls that the two candidates that garnish the most votes are elected? Any suggestions on who s/b the second person we vote for? John or John?

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    1. That's what I wonder about....if I vote for Barry, which one of the others does that automatically weaken, Capoccia or Harabedian?
      I know lots of Tattlers lump them together , but I don't. So can somebody clever about elections figure that out? Who does Barry's vote take away from the most?

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    2. I know I know Garner spell check..............

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    3. The best way to help Barry Gold win is to write in Barry and then vote for NEITHER Capoccia or Harabedian.

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    4. I'll be voting for Barry and John Capoccia.

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  20. 337 post, rent the library out, turn it into a homeless shelter, put bunk beds in it for the deprived firemen, let the City Manager Park her New Red Mercedez Benz in it, that not a big problem! That might even be in John Harbedians or Jo Co Po Co wheel house, it does not take a lot of brains? DA

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    1. Now,that's a clever solution. I'm sure that would go over with all the citizens. That is as clever as the tattler who thought it was okay to pay taxes as long as it didn't go towards salaries or benefits.

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  21. No coronations in Sierra Madre. We deserve a real election!

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  22. You can't beat the PD, St.Ritas church, the Library, the whole Athens Co. and Sacramento where all the attorneys want to be. The best way to help Barry Gold win is to write in Barry and then vote for NEITHER Capoccia or Harabedian

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    1. I agree. Only vote write-in.

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