Election code in California states that local agencies adopt regulations on materials prepared for or by candidates in a municipal election.
The City Council of Barstow did just that, passing a resolution allowing candidates running in a November municipal election to prepare a statement of no more than 200 words.The staff report was written by the office of City Clerk JoAnne Cousino and was approved by City Manager Richard Rowe. (See full staff report)
The statement must be filed through the city clerk’s office and will also entail an estimated $337 fee.
Translating the statement into alternate languages will also come out of the candidate’s pockets.
Candidates name, age, education and a brief description of qualifications are strictly allowed. Party affiliation and partisan political affiliations must be left out of the statement.
This resolution was passed on Aug. 2 and will go into effect in November in the City of Barstow.
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