Livermore City Council Election Dates, Measures W and X (November 2012)

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Two Livermore City Council Election Date ballot questions, Measures W and X, were on the November 6, 2012, ballot for voters in the City of Livermore in Alameda County. Measure W was approved and Measure X was defeated.

Measure W moved city council and mayoral races for the City of Livermore to even years.

This occurs by adding an additional year to the term of each member's current term, so that their term will expire in an even year rather than in an odd year.

Measure X would have also moved the city's elections to even years, but it would have taken longer to do so.[1]

Election results

Measure W
Approveda Yes 25,452 77.92%

Measure X
Defeatedd No16,43153.16%
Yes 14,476 46.84%
Final certified results from the Alameda County elections office.

Measure W

The question on the ballot:

Measure W: "Shall the City change its general municipal election date from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years and add an extra year to the term of the existing Council members and Mayor to make that change? Fiscal Impact: Saves approximately $250,000 per election starting with the next election in 2014. The City of Livermore holds Council and Mayoral elections in November of odd-numbered years. This schedule means that Livermore voters elect their Council members and Mayor in years when elections for Statewide and National offices typically are not held. The City Council placed this measure on the ballot to match Council member and Mayoral elections to Statewide and National elections in even-numbered years.

This measure also would add one year to the terms of the incumbent Councilmembers and Mayor, to allow for the transition of elections to even-numbered years. If this measure passes, an alternative measure the City Council placed on the ballot to add the extra year instead to the incoming elected Councilmembers and Mayor will be moot, as this measure will control.[2]

Measure X

The question on the ballot:

Measure X: "If the City's voters do not approve of an immediate change in Livermore's general municipal election date, shall the City change to even-numbered election years by adding a year to the terms of the incoming Council members and Mayor at the general municipal elections in 2013 and 2015? Fiscal Impact: Costs approximately $750,000 for transition elections, then saves approximately $250,000 per election, starting in 2018."[2]

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  1. Mercury News, "Livermore: Election year switch would save $250,000," September 25, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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