A City of Long Beach Change in City Election Dates, Measure O
ballot question was on the November 6, 2012, ballot
for voters in the City of Long Beach in Los Angeles County
, where it was defeated
Measure O would have changed the Long Beach City Charter so that the dates of the city's primary and general city elections matched the same dates that the State of California holds it primary and general elections.
| Measure O|
|Yes|| 59,148|| 45.69%|
- Final official results from the Los Angeles County elections office.
- The editorial board of the Long Beach Press-Telegram supported Measure O, writing, "Voter turnout for Long Beach's municipal elections is traditionally low, ushering incumbent City Council members and well-funded candidates into office with a virtual pass to victory. Approving Measure O promises to reverse this trend by consolidating city elections with the rest of Los Angeles County and the state in June and November. It's ridiculous how many elections Long Beach voters currently endure by separating city and school ballots from the traditional June-November cycle. A sort of voter fatigue has set in, leading to low voter turnout under the city's current cycle of April runoffs followed by a general election held in June."
The question on the ballot:
|| Measure O: "Shall Measure O, which amends the Long Beach City Charter to change the dates of the Primary and General Municipal Elections be adopted?"