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Board Elections Change to Even Years

Board Elections Change to Even Years

February 23, 2017 - 01:05 PM

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently approved Mt. SAC’s request to change its Board of Trustee elections from odd-numbered years to even years.

The change would move Mt. SAC elections from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November in odd-numbered years to the first Tuesday after the first Monday in even-numbered years, beginning in 2018.

In effect, the change will consolidate Mt. SAC’s elections with the statewide general elections and will result in greater voter participation in the Mt. SAC elections, since more people vote in even-numbered general election years.

The move to even-numbered years conforms to the California Voter Participation Rights Act (SB 415) and adds one year to the current terms of board members.