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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1996
Upgrading Los Angeles County's outdated vote-counting equipment to avoid the kind of failures that slowed election results last week could cost $5 million to $6 million. But it could cost approximately $50 million to completely replace the county's centralized vote tabulation equipment with a state-of-the-art system that counts ballots at the precincts, Registrar-Recorder Conny McCormack told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1996 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They included the young and old, rich and poor, well-educated professionals and lifelong laborers for whom college was a dream for future generations. At a nondescript county office off Interstate 5 in Norwalk, they converged Saturday to exercise one of the most sacrosanct of their new rights. They came to register to vote for the first time as U.S. citizens. "I'm just so excited," gushed Sandra Schaffner, a native of Canada who reared three U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1996 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you want to participate in the democratic process but can't stomach the idea of working for a politician, then Conny McCormack has just the job for you. Los Angeles County's registrar/recorder is about to hire 1,000 poll workers for November's election. You can make $45 a day as one of the 25,000 workers who collect and tally ballots at 5,632 precincts from Lancaster to Long Beach. Those who have worked the polls in elections past say it's a great way to meet your neighbors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1995 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County workers won a temporary restraining order Friday preventing widespread layoffs at the registrar-recorder's office until a court hearing next week, when a judge will also consider a similar plea by county health care workers facing dismissal. Last month, the county announced it planned to lay off employees to help cut its $1-billion budget deficit, and on Friday pink slips were sent to 107 Health Services Department employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1992
Craig (Tax Freeze) Freis, a Glendale tax-reduction advocate, filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court this week for the right to have his nickname printed on the June primary ballot. "My name is alliterative, it will help people identify what I stand for," Freis said of his suit, filed against Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder Charles Weissburd after he was informed that the nickname was not acceptable for use on the ballot. Freis has filed to run against county Supervisor Mike Antonovich.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 1991
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to pay $35.1 million to consolidate three operations--the Registrar of Voters and the Recorder's and Clerk's offices--into a single office building in Norwalk. The county will pay $27.6 million for a seven-story building in the Norwalk Civic Center and spend another $7.5 million on improvements. About 650 employees now in offices downtown and in the City of Commerce will move into the new facility by 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1990 | PAUL FELDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Governor-elect Pete Wilson is appointing his transition team. Dianne Feinstein is licking her wounds. And political pundits are already looking ahead to the 1992 presidential election, in which both of California's U.S. Senate seats will be up for grabs.
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July 2, 1989 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County elections are the envy of officials throughout the country. "Los Angeles is an extremely special case," said Michael Shamos, an attorney and computer expert who certifies electronic vote-tabulation systems for the state of Pennsylvania. "Nobody else spends that kind of money." The county elections budget for the 1988-89 fiscal year is $23.5 million.
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