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Municipal Elections Four Methods of Elections: – 506 Plurality Elections: 11/03 – 21 Election and Run-off: 10/06; 11/03 – 21 Primary and Election: 10/06;

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1 Municipal Elections Four Methods of Elections: – 506 Plurality Elections: 11/03 – 21 Election and Run-off: 10/06; 11/03 – 21 Primary and Election: 10/06; 11/03 – 6 Partisan Elections: 9/15; 10/06; 11/03 – Additional Elections (25+): Sanitary Bond Referenda Soil & Water Mixed Beverage

2 Municipals: Beware of Surprises Uneventful to Hate Thy Neighbor Day Each Municipal Election is unique & different More competitive races – 2005 about two dozen ties or 1 vote difference Provisionals – Derogatory Anonymous Fliers

3 Top Surprises to Aware Residency – Non-city – Vacation/ second homes – Businesses – Non-citizens

4 Top Surprises to Aware Annexations, Unreported New Neighborhoods Multiple elections within precinct; different ballot styles Vacancies: withdrawal, death, disqualification – Check Charter/Local Act New Incorporations – List of voters two weeks before the 25 th Day – Radio, television, other notice – cost

5 Top Surprises to Aware Costs – actual; mutually agreed upon formula – SBE role Petition for Unaffiliated in Partisan Primary – 9/18 deadline – 4% of SBE records as of January 1 No observers, except ABC Elections Write-ins


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