The Fresno County Clerk/Registrar of Voters would like to announce the re-start of the Fresno County Voter’s Choice Act Advisory Committee. Please find attached a save the date flyer with planned meeting dates for the second half of the year. The Voter’s Choice Act Advisory Committee is an opportunity for interested members of the community to provide input on how the Voter’s Choice Act is implemented in Fresno County. This year’s meetings will be focused on a general amendment and update of the Fresno County Election Administration Plan requiring community feedback on a wide range of Voter’s Choice Act topics.
Meetings are currently planned for the third Wednesday of each month, but those dates might be adjusted after participant feedback from our first meetings on July 21. Each meeting will be held twice, once at 4:00pm and then again at 5:30pm. The 5:30pm meeting will have online access options. Each in-person meeting will be held at the Election Warehouse Training room, 4525 E Hamilton Ave, Fresno 93702. Additional community-based meetings will be held in the Fall throughout the County.
Voter’s Choice Act Advisory Committee meetings work best when we get a large turnout of interested and varied community voices. Along with asking you to “Save the Date” for our July 21 meeting, please forward this email to your friends, colleagues, and associates that are invested in how elections will be conducted in Fresno County going forward. An agenda and connectivity information will be distributed on July 6.
A partisan, Republican coalition of anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, QAnon conspiracy theorists and Trump supporters.
The recall is powered by a partisan, Republican coalition of national Republicans, anti-vaxxers, QAnon conspiracy theorists, anti-immigrant activists and Trump supporters. They want to overturn Governor Newsom’s election, and their victory could threaten California’s efforts to fight COVID-19.
From the Los Angeles Times:
“Allied with radical and extreme elements… includ[ing] groups promoting distrust of government, science and medicine; peddlers of QAnon doomsday conspiracies; “patriots” readying for battle and one organization allied with the far-right extremist group, the Proud Boys.”
POLITICO reported how one of the co-founders and chief organizers of the recall suggested it would be a good idea to “microchip” immigrants, and anti-immigrant rhetoric has been central to recall organizers’ appeals to supporters.
National Republicans like Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee and Devin Nunes have all backed the recall effort. The Republican National Committee has even cut the recall a $250,000 check.
Instead of fighting COVID-19, Republicans are pulling a page from the Trump playbook and attacking Californians. In fact, a Republican recall will cost the state $100 million – money that could be used to help vaccinate our communities.
Residents Invited to Submit Applications by May 14 to Serve on the Advisory Redistricting Commission
COUNTY OF FRESNO, CA(April 28, 2021)– County of Fresno residents interested in serving on the County’s Advisory Redistricting Commission are invited tosubmit their applicationsprior to the upcoming application deadline of Friday, May 14, 2021.
Every 10 years, local governments use new data from the Census to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. This year, the County formed an 11-person Advisory Commission to recommend boundary changes for supervisorial districts to the Board for possible modification and adoption.
“This Advisory Redistricting Commission will play an important role in representing our diverse community during the process of redrawing our district lines,” said Steve Brandau, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. “The 2020 Census data will show how our population has changed since 2010, and it’s important that our district boundaries be evaluated and adjusted if needed to account for those changes.”
Members of the Fresno County community are invited to participate in the decennial redistricting process to make sure district lines respect neighborhoods, history and geographical elements.
Each commissioner selected to serve the County of Fresno must be a resident of the County. Residents with family relationships with those who have been elected to, appointed to or a candidate for an elective office may not serve on the Commission. To see a full list of commissioner qualifications, please read the County’sresolution adopting an Advisory Redistricting Commission.
With the redistricting process moving forward, the County has launched adedicated redistricting webpage, which will include details on future public hearings, mapping opportunities, FAQs and more.
Se Invita a los Residentes a Presentar Solicitudes Antes del 14 de Mayo Para Formar Parte de la Comisión Consultiva de Redistribución de Distritos
CONDADO DE FRESNO, CA (28 de Abril de 2021)– Los residentes del Condado de Fresno interesados en servir en la Comisión Consultiva de Redistribución de Distritos del Condado están invitados apresentar sus solicitudesantes de la próxima fecha límite de solicitud del viernes, 14 de mayo de 2021.
Cada 10 años, los gobiernos locales utilizan nuevos datos del Censo para volver a dibujar sus líneas de distrito para reflejar cómo han cambiado las poblaciones locales. Este año, el Condado formó una Comisión Consultiva de 11 personas para recomendar cambios de límites para los distritos del Consejo de Supervisión para su posible modificación y adopción.
“Esta Comisión Consultiva de Redistribución desempeñará un papel importante en la representación de nuestra diversa comunidad durante el proceso de volver a dibujar nuestras líneas de distrito”, dijo Steve Brandau, el Presidente del Consejo de Supervisores. “Los datos del Censo de 2020 mostrarán cómo nuestra población ha cambiado desde 2010, y es importante que nuestros límites distritales sean evaluados y ajustados si es necesario para tener en cuenta esos cambios”.
Miembros de la comunidad del Condado de Fresno son invitados a participar en el proceso decenal de redistribución para asegurarse de que las líneas de distrito respeten los barrios, la historia y los elementos geográficos. Los residentes con relaciones familiares con aquellos que han sido elegidos, nombrados o candidatos para un cargo electivo no pueden servir en la Comisión. Para ver una lista completa de las calificaciones del comisionado, por favor lea laresolución del Condado que adopta una Comisión Consultiva de Redistribución de Distritos.
Con el proceso de redistribución avanzando, el Condado ha lanzado unapágina web dedicada a la redistribución, que incluirá detalles sobre futuras audiencias públicas, oportunidades de mapeo, preguntas frecuentes y más.
Next week, Democrats throughout the state will begin voting for Assembly District delegates to the California Democratic Party. A number of you have voted in these elections previously and may remember going to the CWA Union Hall two years ago to hear candidates and vote. Because of COVID, the process has changed to a vote by mail system. In order to receive a mail in ballot, you must register by Monday, January 11 at 11:59 p.m.
Voting for Assembly District delegates is how registered Democrats can have a say in the California Democratic Party, where election of Party officers, endorsement of candidates and propositions and development of the party platforms are done. We encourage every registered Democrat in Fresno County to participate.
A link to candidates for your Assembly District can be found on the http://adem.cadem.org/ website, as well as candidate statements for all candidates. A voter can vote for up to seven male and seven female candidates.
Today, as election results continue to roll in for the race in California’s 21st congressional district, Congressman TJ Cox released the following statement:
“Almost three years ago, I entered this race as an underdog. Nobody thought I could win against an entrenched politician with a warchest stuffed full of corporate PAC money. But we out-organized and out-worked our opponent and pulled off the most stunning upset in Central Valley history. This year, we’re up against an even more determined DC Republican machine that’s looking to steal back a seat they think belongs to them, not to the people of the Central Valley.
“I want to thank my staff, 2,000 volunteers, and 52,741 donors who helped us reach voters where they are. We’re proud to have run an innovative campaign that reinvented voter contact in order to keep everyone safe during the Covid-19 crisis. In place of traditional, widespread door-to-door canvassing, we reached thousands of voters over the phone, by text, and via mail.
“We’ve been through this before. In 2018, my race wasn’t settled for 30 days. And in 2020, we’re in much the same situation. We owe it to the Valley to get this right, ensure each and every vote is counted, no matter who wins. I’m urging the Central Valley to take a pause, so every voice can be heard.”
All outlets reporting on this race are advised to familiarize with this memo on the expected timeline of election returns, as each of the four counties in California’s 21st Congressional District counts ballots on separate timelines, and an estimated tens of thousands of ballots will not be reported until the coming weekend.
Total ballots counted in CA-21 race so far
Vote share by county (# of votes from county)/(total votes)