Candidates Campaign for Last-Minute Votes in Tuesday’s Election
• Ads and Mailers Bolster Boiler Room Telephone Efforts to Reach Those Who Are Still Undecided
BY BILL KOENEKER
BY BILL KOENEKER
City council candidates are on the last leg of the 2010 campaign trail as the days close in on Tuesday, April 13, the date of the general municipal election when ten council hopefuls are vying for the two vacant seats on the ballot.
Political consultants, printers and mailers have been working nonstop to get candidates’ messages into local mailboxes.
Municipal election precincts have been consolidated, so voters are advised to check in advance where they are supposed to vote. The listing of official polling places was published in the last week’s issue of the Malibu Surfside News and can be reviewed at www.malibusurfsidenews.com
Voters can also check the sample ballot they were mailed to confirm the polling location, since it may have changed since the last election.
There are seven polling places, including Duke’s Restaurant, the Malibu Public Library, Bluffs Park, the Christian Science Church, Malibu High School, the Malibu West Swimming Club and the Point Dume Marine Science Elementary School. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
The City of Malibu ballot counting procedures will be broadcast live via web stream on the official municipal website at www.ci.malibu.ca.us
The webcast will begin after the polls close at 8 p.m. Election results will be posted on the city website as soon as they have been tabulated.
In addition, voters and other interested individuals can watch the entire vote counting procedure unveil in city council chambers in person.
Sheriff’s deputies will accompany voting officials bringing the uncounted ballots to City Hall.
Meanwhile, the majority of the absentee ballots, those that were mailed in, are counted and are usually posted sometime shortly after the polls close.
Ballots cast in person are tabulated precinct by precinct.
The official canvass of the election results and the council reorganization is scheduled for April 26.