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File #: 19-0457    Version: 1 Name: Special Election to Fill a Vacancy in Fresno City Council, District 2
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/5/2019 In control: County Clerk/Registrar of Voters
On agenda: 5/7/2019 Final action: 5/7/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Resolution No. 19-161, Resolution No. 19-162
Title: 1. Adopt a Resolution approving the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters to conduct a Special Municipal Election on August 13, 2019 for the City of Fresno to fill a Council member vacancy on the Fresno City Council, District 2; and 2. Adopt a Resolution approving the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters to conduct a runoff election on November 5, 2019 in the event that no candidate receives a majority (50% + 1) of all the votes cast in the August 13, 2019 City of Fresno special election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast in the August 13, 2019 special election.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Resolution No. 19-161, 3. Resolution No. 19-162, 4. City of Fresno Resolution 2019-061, 5. City of Fresno Resolution 2017-317
DATE: May 7, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Brandi L. Orth, County Clerk/Registrar of Voters

SUBJECT: Special Election to Fill a Vacancy in Fresno City Council, District 2

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
1. Adopt a Resolution approving the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters to conduct a Special Municipal Election on August 13, 2019 for the City of Fresno to fill a Council member vacancy on the Fresno City Council, District 2; and
2. Adopt a Resolution approving the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters to conduct a runoff election on November 5, 2019 in the event that no candidate receives a majority (50% + 1) of all the votes cast in the August 13, 2019 City of Fresno special election between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast in the August 13, 2019 special election.
REPORT
Approval of the first recommended action will allow the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters to conduct a City of Fresno Special Municipal Election to be held on August 13, 2019 to fill the vacancy for Fresno City Council, District 2. The current vacancy is due to the resignation of a Council member effective April 5, 2019. Approval of the second recommended action will allow the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters to conduct a runoff election on November 5, 2019 between the two candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast in the August 13, 2019 special election in the event that no candidate receives a majority (50% + 1) of all the votes cast in the August 13, 2019 special election. This item pertains to Supervisors Districts 1 and 2.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

If the recommended actions are not approved, it would be the responsibility of the City of Fresno to conduct their election(s) and it is recommended the Board rescind its February 6, 2018 approval of the City of Fresno Resolution No. 2017-317.

Under Agenda Item #21 on February 6, 2018, the Board of Supervisors approved the City of Fresno's request in its submitted executed Resolution No. 2017-317 ...

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