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OC Registrar Of Voters Wrong On Filing Extensions

Posted by Former Blogger Chris Emami on March 12, 2012

According to a release on the Orange County Registrar of voters Facebook page it appears that they have listed 4 races as entering the extended filing period.

I plan to contact them shortly as soon as the office opens up at 8:00 AM, but I do believe that they have made a mistake on this. Here is the release they posted on their Facebook page:

SANTA ANA, CA – March 10, 2012 – The Registrar of Voters announced today that the nomination period has been extended until March 14, 2012, 5:00 p.m. for the offices listed below because the incumbent failed to file Nomination Papers by the March 9, 2012 deadline.  Any qualified person, other than the incumbent, can now file the Nomination Papers until March 14, 2012, 5:00 p.m., in the office of the Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, California.

Business hours are: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For further information, call the Registrar of Voters office at 714-567-7600, hit option “0” and ask for the “Candidate and Voters Services” division.

CONTESTS THAT HAVE HAD THE CANDIDATE FILING EXTENDED:

  • United States Congress, 47th District
  • State Assembly, 69th District
  • State Assembly, 72nd District
  • Board of Education, Trustee Area 1

In the case of the 69th Assembly District Jose Solorio is termed out and cannot legally run for re-election. This should make this seat closed as of Friday at 5:00 PM according to the way that the rules are written.

The 72nd Assembly District should also be closed because of the same rule. Jim Silva who resides in this district is termed out and cannot legally run for the office. Chris Norby who on paper is the representative for the 72nd Assembly District is busy running for the 65th Assembly District, which now covers Fullerton.

Expect a follow-up post from us here at OC Political once we get an answer from Neal Kelly.

4 Responses to “OC Registrar Of Voters Wrong On Filing Extensions”

  1. Not. Actually, the Secretary of State ruled that any incumbent running for any seat would trigger the extension. So, you can blame that office.

  2. Beyond what Jeff said, you don’t look at the numbers to determine incumbency. Norby’s “72nd” has no legal relationship to the new 72nd in the southwest county; continuity of districts is determined by factors such us where most of the voters come from. Silva’s status — where he is literally the incumbent who is not running for re-election, for whatever reason including due to his being termed out — is what controls.

    If you find out differently, though, let me know!

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