Special Election Edition of “OUR TOWN”
On Tuesday November 6th the voters of our town will be going to the polls to vote for the candidates, measures and propositions that will shape the future of Stanton’s leadership, laws, regulations and that of State and federal Government.
Stanton’s Voting System Needs to Change
Some Important Reasons to Vote
Remember, not only will this election determine the leadership of our community but also many of the local school boards as well as County Sheriff and District Attorney. Also, on the ballot is our State Assembly and US Congressional Representative and 11 State Propositions.
Here are some good reasons for voting and information about the election on November 6th. If you own a home or dream of doing so one day you should care who is elected because local, state, federal laws affect you, your family, your community, and your quality of life.
You should care who is elected to congress because the federal government controls lending practices, mortgage interest rates, National Flood Insurance Programs, and the amount of mortgage interest deduction. Thus, federal laws affect both housing availability and housing affordability.
You should care who is elected to the California legislature because members of the state Senate and assembly decide how to spend your tax dollars including property tax and whether not Proposition 13 will continue to protect homeowners.
You should care who is elected to the Stanton City Council and Mayor because we are responsible for providing critical services, including emergency medical response, fire protection, law enforcement, sidewalk and street maintenance, traffic control, and the collection of trash and recyclable materials. Council members and the Mayor decide how often, how quickly, and how well these services are provided.
Stanton Voter Information
For information about candidates or the eleven initiatives on the ballot please consult the 96-page Official voter information Guide and the 28-page Sample Ballot & Voter Information booklet that were sent to you by mail several weeks ago.