LANCASTER – The City of Lancaster will mail out the sample ballots tomorrow for its upcoming General Municipal Election, which takes place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. View the sample ballot here.
The sample ballot contains polling locations, candidate statements, important dates to remember, and a Vote-by-Mail Application. Vote-by-Mail Applications must be returned to the Lancaster City Clerk Department by Tuesday, April 1.
Vote-by-Mail ballots will be mailed out to permanent Vote-by-Mail voters and those requesting Vote-by-Mail ballots beginning March 10.
Nine candidates are vying for two seats on the Lancaster City Council.
JORDAN CAMPBELL, College student
(Read more about Campbell here.)
SHELDON CARTER, Engineer / Retired USAF
(View Carter’s campaign website here.)
MARVIN CRIST, Councilman / Business owner
(View Crist’s campaign statement here.)
JOHNATHON ERVIN, Aerospace Engineer / Reservist
(View Ervin’s campaign statement here.)
OSCAR MEJIA, Aerospace / Mechanical engineer
(Read more about Mejia here.)
DAVID PAUL, Retired manager
(Read our profile on Paul here, written when he was running for mayor in 2012.)
MICHAEL RIVES, Retired Veterans Affairs employee/ former LAPD reserve officer
(Read our profile on Rives here, written when he was running for Lancaster City Council in 2012.)
LIZA RODRIGUEZ, Program director for the Sexual Assault Response Team at Valley Oasis
(For more information on Rodriguez, contact her at email@example.com)
RON SMITH, Councilman / Retired deputy
(View Smith’s campaign statement here.)
This year’s election takes place Tuesday, April 8, with polling locations opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. Vote-by-Mail Ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, as postmarks by that date alone will not be accepted.
The last day to register to vote in Lancaster’s 2014 General Municipal Election is March 24.
For more information regarding the City’s upcoming election, contact the Lancaster City Clerk Department at 661-723-6020.