TODD SPITZER, CHAIRMAN, ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SUPERVISOR THIRD DISTRICT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2014
CONTACT: Melanie Eustice January 28, 2015 Phone: (714) 834-5492 Mobile: (714) 581-7784
OC Chairman Spitzer Committed to Fair and Impartial Special Election Results
(Orange County, CA) — Results for the First District special election on the Orange County Board of Supervisors remain too close to call. The election night count showed just two votes separating top vote-getters Andrew Do (16,202) and Lou Correa (16,200) in the five-candidate race. 41,767 ballots have been counted, and there are an estimated 6,105 ballots remaining.
“As Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, I want to assure the voters of Orange County that our county government is doing everything in its power to ensure fair and impartial elections. Our Registrar of Voters, Neal Kelley, is respected throughout California for his integrity, diligence, and commitment to accurate, honest elections,” said Todd Spitzer, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
The winner-take-all special election for First District Supervisor was held to fill the vacancy left when Supervisor Janet Nguyen was elected to the California State Senate. The County Charter specifies that supervisorial vacancies must be filled by a special election held not less than 56 days or more than 70 days after the date of the vacancy.
“Since election day, I have been in constant communication with the Registrar and our County Counsel. I have briefed both Andrew Do and Lou Correa, and there will be no favoritism,” Chairman Spitzer said. “We must support the Registrar and his staff in their effort to complete the counting of all valid ballots, but we will thoroughly investigate any allegations of impropriety. Free and fair elections are the hallmark of our democracy, and we will protect that principle in Orange County.”
In addition to the 6,105 outstanding ballots, a new state law that took effect on January 1 requires the Registrar of Voters to count vote-by-ballots received by Friday, January 30, from the United States Postal Service or a bona fide private mail delivery company.
The First Supervisorial District includes Garden Grove, Santa Ana, Westminster, Midway City, and portions of Fountain Valley.
PHONE (714) 834-3330 FAX (714) 834-2786, Todd.Spitzer@ocgov.com
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