November 5, 2019 Election

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The November 5, 2019 special election is called by the Claremont City Council to place a measure before the voters for the purpose of determining whether to raise the local sales tax by 3/4 cent to be used for local services and programs.

Notice of Election 

The question on the ballot is:

Shall the measure providing general revenue to: maintain existing City services including public safety, youth/senior programs and special events; repair and replace infrastructure and facilities; maintain right-of-way landscaping, parks, and trees; address rising operational costs; restore reserves and improve the financial health of the City, by setting a permanent three-quarter cent (0.75%) transactions (sales) and use tax, resulting in approximately $2,500,000 annually, for Claremont services, programs, and projects, be adopted?

Ballot Resolutions

Resolution Calling Election

Resolution Requesting Election Services

Resolution -Rebuttal Arguments

Resolution Arguments and Impartial Analysis

Ballot Arguments & Impartial Analysis

City Attorney Impartial Analysis 

Argument in favor 

Argument against

Rebuttal to Argument Against

Rebuttal to Argument In Favor

Ballot Committees

Committee Filing Schedule

Argument Guidelines, Word Count Standards and Forms


• Be accurate. Documents will be printed as submitted. Spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors will not be corrected by the Elections Office.

• All arguments and rebuttals must be accompanied by a Declaration by Author. See attached. (EC§9600)

• No more than five signatures will appear with any argument. If more than five are submitted, the first five will be printed. (EC§9283)

• ALL signatures on arguments, rebuttals and analyses must appear on the reverse of the same page as the text of the argument, rebuttal or analysis.

• Arguments, rebuttals, analyses and tax rate statement, including the names and titles of the signers, must be typed or clearly printed to ensure quality and accuracy.

Argument and Rebuttal Form

Authorization for Another Person to Sign Rebuttal Argument

Word Counting Guidelines

Forms are also available on the LA County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk website:


 Important Dates

August 6                            Arguments and Impartial Analysis must be filed in the Office of the City Clerk by 6:00 p.m.

August 14                          Randomized Alphabetical Draw by the Secretary of State (11:00 a.m.)

August 19                          Rebuttal Arguments must be filed in the Office of the City Clerk by 6:00 p.m.

Sept 26-Oct 15                  Voter Information Guides Mailed to Voters by the County Election Department

Oct 7 - Oct 29                   First and Last Day to Request Vote by Mail Ballots from the County Election Department

October 21                        Last Day to Register to Vote for November 5, 2019 Election

November 5                      ELECTION DAY

November 15                    Anticipated Declaration of Election Results by County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk

November 19                    Anticipated Certification of Election by County Board of Supervisors


Election Conducted by LA County Registrar Recorder/County Clerk

For Election Day Information, including forms, your polling location, ballot questions, and election results, please visit

If you have questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office:

Shelley Desautels, City Clerk (909) 399-5461

Jamie Costanza, Deputy City Clerk (909) 399-5463


Polling Location

At least 21 days before an election, each registered voter will receive a Voter Information Guide (sample ballot), which includes a notice of polling location on the back cover. Permanent vote-by-mail voters may disregard the application to receive a ballot.  If a permanent vote-by-mail voter chooses to go to their polling location to vote on Election Day, they may surrender their vote-by-mail ballot, and vote in person.  If you do not have a ballot to surrender, you will be asked to vote provisionally for your protection.


Permanent Vote-By-Mail Status

Applying to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter means you will automatically receive a vote-by-mail ballot for every election at which you are eligible to vote. You will no longer need to apply for a ballot each election.  Ballots will begin to go out the week of October 7, 2019.


Applying for a Vote-By-Mail Ballot for a Single Election

Printed Vote-By-Mail ballot applications can be found on the back cover of your Official Voter Information Guide.  A letter request is also acceptable if it identifies the election for which a ballot is being requested, contains the voter’s name and signature, registered address and the mailing address for the ballot.  The signature of each voter asking for a vote-by-mail ballot is required in order to compare to the voter signature on file. The voter must also sign the envelope containing the voted ballot.  Applications will begin being processed on October 7, 2019.

Vote by Mail application


Statewide Primary Voter Information Guide 

The Secretary of State has provided audio on discs for the Statewide Primary Voter Information Guide. The discs are available for public use at the Alexander Hughes Community Center located at 1700 Danbury Road.

The four discs include the following:

  1. Letter from the Secretary; Voter Bill of Rights; Propositions 68-70
  2. Propositions 71 and 72; Overview of State Bond Debt; Statements of Candidates for Statewide Office
  3. Statements of Candidates for Statewide Office
  4. Statements of Candidates for Statewide Office (Continued); Political Party Statements of Purpose; Other Helpful Election Information