Norwalk – Los Angeles County elections are pretty much set in stone. Candidates’ filings are in and the official ballot can be created.
Wilsona School District Trustees Vdimir Gomez and Victoria Green will automatically win the election without their names being printed on the ballot because no other candidates filed for the two open seats on the Board.
Keppel Unified School District has two candidates for two open seats on that board as well. Dominique Ballante and Christopher Minsal will, after the extended nomination period closes, occupy the two seats open and their names will not appear on the ballot.
KUSD will have an extended nomination period for one seat after board veteran Matthew Gaines did not file nomination papers per California Election Code.
Because the two districts will not likely be required to appear on the ballot due to an insufficient number of candidates, there will be a significant savings of $30K, plus or minus for each of the Districts.
Two seats are up for the Antelope Valley Union High School District. Candidates have filed their paperwork creating a sufficient number of candidates which will set the tone for the race for those two seats.
Per California Election Code:
• Not earlier than the 113th day nor later than the 88th day before a municipal election during normal office hours, as posted, the voters may nominate candidates for election by signing a nomination paper.
• If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the city are not filed by or on the 88th day before the election, during normal business hours, as posted, the voters shall have until the 83rd day before the election during normal business hours, as posted, to nominate candidates other than the person who was the incumbent on the 88th day, for that incumbent’s elective office.