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April 13, 1999
Voters in the city of Los Angeles will go to the polls today to decide on eight City Council and four school board seats, along with other ballot measures. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voters who want to locate their polling place or who have other questions may call the election division of the office of the Los Angeles city clerk at (213) 485-3581.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 40,000 Los Angeles city voters were mailed incorrect polling place information for next week's election by the city clerk's office--a wholesale error deemed unacceptable Thursday by Mayor Richard Riordan's office and other proponents of reforming the city's civic constitution. The city clerk's office confirmed that voters in at least 62 precincts, primarily in the San Fernando Valley and Westside, were mailed sample ballots that failed to list their correct polling places.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1995
As Los Angeles city clerk, I wanted to respond to the article by precinct worker Alan E. Frisbie in Voices June 9 ("Democracy Is Sweeter When Voting Under Battlefield Conditions"). First, let me personally commend Frisbie and his wife for the extraordinary efforts they put forth to ensure that voters had the opportunity to exercise one of our most fundamental rights. The City of Los Angeles holds elections every two years and has approximately 2,500 polling places employing over 10,000 polling place workers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Al Schwartz knew something was wrong the minute he glanced at his sample ballot: The address listed as his polling place for next month's election wasn't even in Los Angeles, much less his Chatsworth neighborhood. Instead of his usual voting spot, the school 100 yards from his house, Schwartz was instructed to travel to the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in Montebello--a 45-minute freeway trek away. "At first, I believed it, and I said, 'Are you kidding me?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Al Schwartz knew something was wrong the minute he glanced at his sample ballot: The address listed as his polling place for next month's election wasn't even in Los Angeles, much less his Chatsworth neighborhood. Instead of his usual voting spot, the school 100 yards from his house, Schwartz was instructed to travel to the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in Montebello--a 45-minute freeway trek away. "At first, I believed it, and I said, 'Are you kidding me?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Al Schwartz knew something was wrong the minute he glanced at his sample ballot--the address listed as his polling place for next month's election wasn't even in Los Angeles, much less his Chatsworth neighborhood. Instead of his usual voting spot, the school 100 yards from his house, Schwartz was instructed to travel to the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in Montebello--a full 45-minute freeway trek away. "At first I believed it, and I said, 'Are you kidding me?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1989 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge, criticizing the Los Angeles city clerk's office for its handling of signatures on nominating petitions, on Monday ordered the clerk to add activist Bennett Kayser's name to the April 11 municipal primary ballot. After reviewing dozens of disputed signatures, Judge Kurt J. Lewin ruled that Kayser qualified for the ballot with 493 valid signatures instead of the required 500 signatures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years after a nasty and expensive struggle to save his job, Elias "Lee" Martinez announced his retirement Wednesday as Los Angeles city clerk, a post he has held since 1983. The resignation marks the departure of a City Hall stalwart who began his career 36 years ago at the age of 22 parking officials' city-owned cars and ended near the top of the bureaucracy, driving one.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1989 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
Spurred by fear that predicting a low voter turnout would only increase the apathy level at the polls today, the Los Angeles city clerk's office decided to forgo its traditional election eve projection, a spokesman said Monday. But consultants to candidates in the handful of contests to be decided and other political experts said they would not be surprised if the Los Angeles runoff election sets a record for low turnout. With just one City Council contest, two school board seats and two Community College board offices on the ballot, turnout could drop below the 8.63% record low set in 1983, the experts said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1997
Mayor Richard Riordan has named J. Michael Carey as city clerk, a position he has held on an interim basis since Elias "Lee" Martinez retired from the post last year. For the past 12 years Carey served as executive officer of the city clerk's office, managing the day-to-day operations. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the City Council. The office employs 400 workers and is responsible for keeping records for the city, overseeing all city elections and collecting all business taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1999 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Al Schwartz knew something was wrong the minute he glanced at his sample ballot--the address listed as his polling place for next month's election wasn't even in Los Angeles, much less his Chatsworth neighborhood. Instead of his usual voting spot, the school 100 yards from his house, Schwartz was instructed to travel to the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in Montebello--a full 45-minute freeway trek away. "At first I believed it, and I said, 'Are you kidding me?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1999
Voters in the city of Los Angeles will go to the polls today to decide on eight City Council and four school board seats, along with other ballot measures. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voters who want to locate their polling place or who have other questions may call the election division of the office of the Los Angeles city clerk at (213) 485-3581.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1997
Mayor Richard Riordan has named J. Michael Carey as city clerk, a position he has held on an interim basis since Elias "Lee" Martinez retired from the post last year. For the past 12 years Carey served as executive officer of the city clerk's office, managing the day-to-day operations. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the City Council. The office employs 400 workers and is responsible for keeping records for the city, overseeing all city elections and collecting all business taxes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ongoing saga of Mayor Richard Riordan's government reform initiative took a decidedly political turn Wednesday when the City Council instructed the city clerk to decide once and for all whether the petition qualified for the ballot. The petition to create a government reform panel has been in limbo for days because neither City Clerk J. Michael Carey nor the county registrar-recorder were willing to take the responsibility of certifying the controversial petition for the ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1996 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years after a nasty and expensive struggle to save his job, Elias "Lee" Martinez announced his retirement Wednesday as Los Angeles city clerk, a post he has held since 1983. The resignation marks the departure of a City Hall stalwart who began his career 36 years ago at the age of 22 parking officials' city-owned cars and ended near the top of the bureaucracy, driving one.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1995 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to pay $215,682 to City Clerk Lee Martinez, who charged that he was fired from his job in 1993 after being wrongfully accused of sexually harassing several of his employees. Martinez said in an interview that the 9-5 council vote to settle his claim was a great relief and provides him with some recompense for the emotional distress he suffered as a result of the sex harassment accusations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The ongoing saga of Mayor Richard Riordan's government reform initiative took a decidedly political turn Wednesday when the City Council instructed the city clerk to decide once and for all whether the petition qualified for the ballot. The petition to create a government reform panel has been in limbo for days because neither City Clerk J. Michael Carey nor the county registrar-recorder were willing to take the responsibility of certifying the controversial petition for the ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1995
As Los Angeles city clerk, I wanted to respond to the article by precinct worker Alan E. Frisbie in Voices June 9 ("Democracy Is Sweeter When Voting Under Battlefield Conditions"). First, let me personally commend Frisbie and his wife for the extraordinary efforts they put forth to ensure that voters had the opportunity to exercise one of our most fundamental rights. The City of Los Angeles holds elections every two years and has approximately 2,500 polling places employing over 10,000 polling place workers.
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