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File #: 2019-1777   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/27/2019 In control: Clerk-Recorder-Assessor
On agenda: 1/6/2020 Final action:
Title: Consolidation of March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election
Department or Agency Name(s): Clerk-Recorder-Assessor
Attachments: 1. Summary Report, 2. Reolution, 3. Agenda Item Summary Report

To: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor

Staff Name and Phone Number: Deva Marie Proto, 707-565-3246

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): All




Consolidation of March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election



Recommended Action:

Recommended action

Adopt the resolution authorizing consolidation of the jurisdictions that have submitted a request for consolidation of elections with the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, as required by Elections Code §10402.



Executive Summary:

The regularly scheduled Presidential Primary Election is set to be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Multiple jurisdictions have called an election in their areas for the same date and have requested consolidation as authorized by state law.


Elections Code §10403 provides that elections called on the same day as a statewide election shall be consolidated so that matters being voted on in the same territory will appear on the same ballot.



Costs of the election are shared among the entities involved pursuant to Elections Code § 10416. The full costs of conducting these elections will be billed to the involved jurisdictions following the elections.


Copies of resolutions received in this office from local jurisdictions wishing to consolidate with the Presidential Primary Election are on file with the Clerk of the Board.


As of December 6, 2019, the consolidation deadline, the following jurisdictions have requested consolidation of an election to place measures on the March 3, 2020, Statewide Primary Election ballot.


Bellevue Union School District

Geyserville Union School District

Roseland Elementary School District

Sebastopol Union School District

West Side Union School District

West Sonoma County Union School District

City of Healdsburg

County of Sonoma

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District


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Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:

Costs of the consolidated elections are shared among all entities involved.  Each jurisdiction requesting consolidation with the Statewide Primary Election will pay a pro-rata share of the costs associated with conducting the election.


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03-03-2020 CRA consolidation_Att1 Reso


Related Items “On File” with the Clerk of the Board:

On File Measure Resolutions for Local Jurisdictions