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Filing begins for several SCV elections

Posted: July 15, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 15, 2013 2:00 a.m.
 

Starting today, Santa Clarita Valley residents can file to run for open board seats at six local school districts, as well as one water district, in the upcoming November elections.

Board seats are up for grabs in the Castaic Union School District, Newhall School District, Saugus Union School District, Sulphur Springs School District, William S. Hart Union High School District, Santa Clarita Community College District and the Newhall County Water District.

Those interested in running for a local office have until Aug. 9 to file a declaration of candidacy with the Los Angeles County Office of Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. Candidates can also file a personal statement for inclusion on the county sample ballot.

The 2013 election will take place on Nov. 5.

Each of the districts that have seats up for election had petitioned the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to delay their election dates until November 2014 to align them with larger gubernatorial and presidential elections.
Doing so could have increased voter turnout, according to the districts.

But that attempt failed when the supervisors split 2-2-1 on whether to approve the change. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who represents the Santa Clarita Valley, voted in favor of allowing the districts to change their election dates.

Though many local agencies will elect board members in November, the election for Santa Clarita City Council is not held until April 2014.

The filing period for City Council candidates will open on Dec. 16 and run until 5 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2014, according to the city.

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Are you planning to run for a local office?

Let us know by sending an email to citydesk@signalscv.com, or give us a call at 661-255-1234.

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