Election Updates 2014

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UPDATE - MAY 28, 2014


Polling place changes announced!

The City of Glendale will be holding a special election for a council seat and a proposed charter amendment (Measure G) on June 3, 2014. The following polling locations have changed. Voters living in these precincts should have received a postcard from the County of Los Angeles informing them of the change of location. To be certain that you are voting in your correct polling place, visit www.LAVote.net/LOCATOR/ or you may ask to vote provisionally at any Glendale polling location on Election Day. Remember, your vote and opinion is important and Glendale is counting on you to express yourself at the polls!

Previous Poll Location  Relocated Poll Location 
Wilson Middle School Scholl Canyon Estates
Game Rm., Orange Table
1551 E. Chevy Chase Dr.
Glenoaks Elementary Scholl Canyon Estates
Game Rm., Orange Table
1551 E. Chevy Chase Dr.
Eagle Rock Rec. Ctr. Glenoaks Park, Recreation Rm.
2531 E. Glenoaks
Valley View Elementary Dunsmore Elementary
Cafetorium Pink Table
4717 Dunsmore Avenue
Toll Middle School Temple Sinai of Glendale, Room 6
1212 N Pacific Ave.
Mann Elementary
Chevy Chase Baptist Church
Fellowship Hall – Orange Table
1209 E. Garfield


For more information visit LA County’s website, www.lavote.net, or via phone at 1-800-815-2666

UPDATE - MARCH 13, 2014

Five Candidates Qualify for June Special Election

Glendale, CA - Glendale's City Clerk announced today that five candidates had qualified for the ballot in the upcoming June 3, 2014 Special Municipal Election. Seven individuals had expressed interest in running but only five submitted papers to qualify. The City Clerk's office confirmed that all five candidates who returned their papers had the requisite 100 signatures from registered Glendale voters to qualify each candidate for the ballot. The order of candidates to appear on the ballot will be determined by a randomized alphabets drawing that is conducted by the California Secretary of State on March 13, 2014.

These are the candidates who have qualified:

  • Rick Barnes - Business Owner / Realtor
  • Mike Mohill - Retired Businessman
  • Chahe Keuroghelian - Small Business Manager
  • Paula Devine - Retired Teacher
  • Vartan Gharpetian - Business Owner

The June 3, 2014 Special Municipal Election was triggered by the election of then-Councilmember Rafi Manoukian to the office of City Treasurer in April 2013. The resulting vacancy was filled by retiring Councilmember Frank Quintero who was appointed by the City Council until such time that a special consolidated election could be held to fill the vacancy. The City Council voted to hold a Special Municipal Election consolidated with the State Primary which will be conducted by the County of Los Angeles.

"Although we will not be conducting this election, we will be working closely with the County of Los Angeles's Elections Division to provide as much information as possible to our city's residents," said Ardy Kassakhian, City Clerk. "It will be a unique election in that most people are not accustomed to voting for city council in June, so we need everyone's help in getting the word out to participate."

The City of Glendale plans on updating its popular GlendaleVotes.org website with information about the election and the candidates vying for the open seat. The winner of the June election will have to participate in the April 2015 regularly scheduled biennial municipal election.

Media Contacts:

Ardy Kassakhian, City Clerk

Thomas R. Lorenz, Public Information Officer


UPDATE - MARCH 4, 2014

We would like to inform the public of the following important information regarding the June 3, 2014 Special Municipal Election. 

At the February 25, 2014 meeting of the Glendale City Council, the council adopted a resolution to put forth a charter amendment (Measure G) to be considered by the voters in June. The staff report can be found here

Measure G: Shall the Charter be amended to require that any vacancy occurring in the council, city clerk or city treasurer be filled by a majority vote of the council within 30 days or by calling a special election and such appointee shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term if the term is up at the next general municipal election, and if not, and time for nominations has not yet commenced, then stand for election? 

The public should be aware that the city council has called for persons or associations desiring to write arguments against the adoption of the proposed charter amendment for the June 3, 2014 Special Election. The written request shall be submitted to the city clerk no later than March 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM and such arguments shall not exceed 300 words. The city council will then consider the requests and appoint the appropriate association or person at the regularly scheduled council meeting of March 18, 2014.


Potential candidates have between February 10 and March 7, 2014 to pull papers and submit the requisite number of valid signatures to qualify for the June 3, 2014 ballot. 

If you are interested in running for City Council, please come to the City Clerk’s office located in City Hall at 613 E. Broadway, Room 110 Glendale, CA 91206 and ask for the candidate’s informational packet and nomination papers. The City Clerk’s office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Fridays from 8 AM to 5 PM. You may call (818) 548-2090 to make an appointment ahead of time with one of our office staff members.