Notice of Cancelled Election
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to Section 10229 of the Elections Code of the State of California, relating to the Presidential General Election in the Town of Atherton to be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016:
As of the close of the nomination period on August 12, 2016, there are not more candidates than offices to be elected.
That Section 10229 of the Elections Code allows one of the following courses of action to be taken by the City Council:
- Appoint to the office the person who has been nominated.
- Appoint to the office any eligible voter if no one has been nominated.
- Hold the election if either no one or only one person has been nominated.
No. 2 is not applicable because two individuals have been nominated.
Elizabeth Lewis and Cary Wiest have been nominated and qualified.
The City Council will meet during the week of August 22 (exact date TBD) in the City Council Chambers at 94 Ashfield Road, Atherton, CA to either make the appointments or direct an election to be held. An agenda will be available through the City Clerk’s Office by Friday, August 19. The persons appointed, if any, shall qualify and take office and serve exactly as if elected at a municipal election for the office.
If, by the 75th day before the municipal election, no person has been appointed to the offices pursuant to (1) or (2) above, the election shall be held.
If the City Council makes an appointment pursuant to Section 10229, Elections Code, the City Clerk shall not accept for filing any statement of write-in candidacy that is submitted after the appointment is made.
/s/ Theresa N. DellaSanta
Theresa N. DellaSanta, City Clerk