City of El Monte Extension of Mayoral Term, Measure EM (November 2013)

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A City of El Monte Extension of Mayoral Term, Measure EM ballot question was on the November 5, 2013, election ballot for voters in the city of El Monte in Los Angeles County, which is in California. It was defeated.

This measure was one of two options the city voters had for how the mayor was elected. Both were defeated. This measure would have extended the mayoral term of office to four years like every other council member, instead of two. The other measure, Measure ER, would have established a council with five members all with four year terms, who would have shared the title of mayor on a rotating basis. Whichever measure had received more than 50% approval was supposed go into effect. If both measures had received more than 50% approval, the measure with the greatest number of "yes" votes would have been approved.[1][2]

Election results

Measure EM
Defeatedd No2,66558.11%
Yes 1,921 41.89%
These final, certified results are from the Los Angeles County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the term of office for the elected office of Mayor be extended from two (2) years to four (4) years, commencing with the 2015 General Municipal Election cycle?[1][3]

Opposition opposed Measure EM and supported Measure RM.[4]

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