Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC), Conny McCormack, announced today that the candidate nomination period is now open for the December 11, 2007, Special Election to fill a vacancy in the 55th State Assembly District. Nomination forms are available at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office, and the candidate nomination period will continue through Monday, October 29, 2007 at 5:00 p.m.
The special election is being held to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term in the State Assembly ending December 1, 2008. The seat was formerly held by Laura Richardson who resigned after being elected to Congress in the 37th Congressional District.
Candidates wishing to run for office must be a United States citizen, registered and otherwise qualified to vote for that office at the time that nomination papers are issued. Additionally, the candidate must have been affiliated with the political party listed on his/her nomination papers and shown on his/her affidavit of registration, at least three months prior to filing, or for as long as he/she has been eligible to register to vote in the state. Candidates may not have served three terms or more in the State Assembly since November 6, 1990.
The filing fee is $1,130.98 and a minimum of 40, maximum of 60 nominating signatures from qualified electors in the district is required to be submitted at the time of filing (40 of which must be valid). Signers must be registered voters and affiliated with the same political party as the candidate.
Further information can be obtained from the RR/CC’s Election Planning Section at (562) 462-2317 or Election Information Section at (562) 466-1310. The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office, is located at 12400 Imperial Highway, 2nd Floor, Room 2013 in Norwalk, and is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.