Ballots for April Election Will Be Mailed to Voters This Week

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This City has released the second status report regarding preparations for the April 8, 2014 Primary Nominating Election (PNE). This update is part of the City Clerk Department’s commitment to conduct open and transparent elections for the citizens of Long Beach and to keep you informed of our efforts as Election Day nears.

Sample Ballot Booklets

On Friday, March 7, 2014, Sample Ballot Booklets (SBB) will be mailed to all eligible registered voters for the April 8, 2014 Election.


On March 10, 2014, vote-by-mail ballots (VBM) will be mailed. All voters assigned to VBM precincts will automatically receive a VBM ballot, similar to a permanent VBM voter. In addition, voters will receive a special notice informing them of the reason for receiving a VBM ballot. 

Voters designated to a VBM precinct may still drop-off their voted ballot to any polling place. All VBM mailings will consist of: (1) an official ballot, and (2) a postage paid return envelope for return of their voted ballot. The return envelope is lavender and an image of the envelope is available upon request.

Applications for VBM can be submitted online. It is the City Clerk Department’s goal to mail VBM response within 24 hrs of an application’s receipt.

Early Voting on eSlate

Early voting begins on Monday, March 10, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., through April 1, 2014. With the eSlates, all voters, and persons with disabilities can vote privately and independently.

The logic and accuracy for early voting on eSlates will be conducted on March 7th, 2014, at 10 a.m., in the City Clerk Department. The public and candidates are invited to attend and observe.

Campaign Ethics Guide

On August 13, 2013 the City Council requested the City Clerk to prepare a Campaign Ethics Guide for voters The guide highlights provisions of the Government Code, the Elections Code, and the Long Beach Municipal Code in order to provide clear statements on what laws candidates should or must abide by.

More information about the upcoming election is available on the City Clerk website at

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