February 26, 2013
The Glendale Municipal Election is April 2, and if we experience another poor voter turnout, 25,000 people, or just 16.5% of the potential voters, will elect important city officials. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 151,391 Glendale residents over 19, and our city website shows that 92,544, or 61%, are registered voters. Of this number, less than 25,000 people vote. A handful of residents decides City Council members, school board members and ballot measures. In this environment, it is too easy for special-interest groups to sway the election.
October 19, 2012
Monday, October 22 nd is the last day to register to vote in the upcoming November election. And if you're still one of the people who doesn't know why you should vote, then here are a few reasons. In his 1967 Inauguration speech Governor Ronald Reagan spoke to Californians about the miracle of transferring power by way of the electoral process. Reagan was a Republican newcomer to politics who succeeded the wildly popular Governor Pat Brown and would himself be succeeded by another Brown Democrat - Pat's son Jerry.
October 18, 2010
Residents have until midnight to drop off their voter registration forms at 11 so-called "drive-thru" stations scattered throughout Los Angeles County today. A drop-off point has been set up by the county registrar-recorder at Glendale City Hall, 613 E. Broadway, and will accept voter registration forms for the upcoming Nov. 2 election until midnight. Today is the deadline for the forms, which must be postmarked by today for the general statewide election, in which a number of controversial propositions, combined with a heated gubernatorial race, should generate better-than-usual turnout at the polls, political experts say. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.lavote.
February 5, 2009
Talar Malakian has big plans for the future, hoping to pursue a political career after college. Before then, though, she’s trying to gain life experience to determine what kind of a politician she’d be. “I’m looking for different things to help me see what I’m stronger at and what I want to do with my future,” said Talar, 16, a junior at Crescenta Valley High School. “I want to learn as much as possible.” Last summer, Talar participated in the Armenian National Committee’s internship program with a concentration in media and outreach.
January 26, 2009
Workshop on voter registration The city clerk?s office, in coordination with the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder/county clerk, will host a Deputy Registrar Training workshop from 5 to 7 tonight. The workshop will be held in the Glendale Police Department Community Room, 131 N. Isabel St. This program will provide information to individuals and organizations who plan to be involved in registering voters and conducting petition drives during the April 7 election season.
November 8, 2006
GLENDALE — A fellow Democrat looked poised to take over termed-out Assemblyman Dario Frommer's seat Tuesday night with absentee ballots and just a handful of precincts counted. State Assembly candidate Paul Krekorian led the race for the 43rd district early Tuesday night and was optimistic that he could hold onto that lead. Krekorian had 54.19% of the vote with absentee ballots counted and three precincts reporting, as Republican candidate Michael Agababa trailed with 39.06%, followed by Libertarian Steve Myers with 6.76%.
June 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? The Armenian National Committee of America has done a lot for the Armenian community through its programs, but in order to do more, it needs more money, organization officials said. So it will host a telethon on Sunday to raise money for its general endowment ? the nonprofit and non-political arm of the group that funds educational programs. "The purpose is to raise funds for the endowment, whose purpose is to fund education efforts to encourage civic participation and voter registration," said Zanku Armenian, a board member of the Western Region of the Armenian National Committee based in Glendale.
March 23, 2005
What do you consider the role of the city clerk? My vision of the clerk's office is as the gatekeeper of open and honest city government. The office is the first one called when someone has a question regarding the city and does not know where to start looking. I think that the four most important duties of the city clerk are as follows: 1. Elections: making voter registration more accessible and educating residents about the importance of voting.
February 8, 2005
Josh Kleinbaum One City Council hopeful disqualified from the race fought Monday to be included on the ballot, while another accepted his fate. The Glendale city clerk's office disqualified Chahe Keuroghelian and Aram Barsoumian from the race last week because neither submitted the required 100 valid nominating signatures. Both candidates believe they submitted enough signatures, but only Keuroghelian is appealing the decision. "There are 18 other candidates, some of whom may espouse my ideas," Barsoumian said.
October 14, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum The city's new Commission on the Status of Women will sponsor its first public event Saturday, a voter registration drive aimed at galvanizing Glendale's female voters for the Nov. 2 presidential election. The commission, which first met in February, is co-sponsoring the event from 1 to 5 p.m. at Pacific Edison Park with the League of Women's Voters. The drive includes a screening of the HBO film "Iron Jawed Angels," which profiles the fight for women's suffrage.