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Published on February 12th, 2013 | by RLn Staff

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Harbor Currents: ANNOUNCEMENTS Feb. 12, 2013

Feb. 12
Belmont Pool
Mayor Bob Foster announced that the agenda item regarding the Belmont Pool is scheduled to be heard at 6 p.m. Feb. 12, at City Hall during the regular council meeting.
Venue: City Hall
Location: 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Feb. 15
Free Shred Day
Ace Relocation Systems is hosting a free shred day, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Long Beach. This event is open to both businesses and residents.
Venue: Ace Relocation Systems
Location: 189 W. Victoria St., Long Beach

Feb. 26
Vote-By-Mail Important Dates
City Clerk June Lagmay would like to remind voters of important dates pertaining to the Vote-By-Mail (VBM) process for the March 2013 Primary Nominating Election to take place March 5, 2013.
Last Day to Apply for a VBM ballot
Those who intend to vote in the March 2013 Primary Nominating Election may submit an application for a VBM ballot. All applications must be received by the Election Division no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 26.
Applications can be mailed to the Office of the City Clerk – Election Division, 555 Ramirez St., Space 300, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or faxed to the Election Division’s VBM Section at (213) 978-0611 or (213) 978-0612.
California State law gives all registered voters the option to vote by mail regardless of whether or not they anticipate being “absent” on Election Day. A voter who is not currently a permanent VBM voter must submit an application in order to receive a VBM ballot.
Applications for a VBM ballot can be found on the back cover of the Official Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet which is mailed to all registered voters. Applications are also available on the Election Division website in English and the following languages: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Voters may receive a VBM ballot as early as February 4, 2013 if they come in person to our Election Division office. The last day to apply for and vote a VBM ballot in person at the Election Division office is Monday, March 4, 2013.
Returning Voted VBM Ballots
Voted VBM ballots may be dropped off at any polling place by the close of polls (8 p.m.) on Election Day, March 5, 2013, or received in the Election Division Office by the close of polls (8 p.m.) on Election Day. A postmarked date is not considered valid.
In-person Voting in Election Division Office
Voting in the Election Division office continues through Monday, March 4, 2013.
VBM Envelope Verification, Ballot Inspection, and Tally
The public is welcome to observe the VBM envelope verification process which will commence upon receipt of VBM ballots received on and after February 5, 2013. Additionally, public inspection of VBM ballots (i.e., preparation for the tally) will begin on Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. and will continue until 12 p.m. March 5. The actual tally of VBM ballots will begin the afternoon of March 5, Election Day. The results of this tally will not be released until after the close of polls at 8 p.m. that evening.
All activities described will take place at:               Piper Technical Center
555 Ramirez St., Space 375
Los Angeles, CA 90012
For further information or assistance on the VBM process, please call the Election Division’s VBM Section at (213) 978-8050, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Local Workforce Planning Forum
The Pacific Gateway Investment Network invites all business, nonprofit and workforce partners, and the public to participate in forums to help shape the development of the 2013-2014 Local Plan, from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 27, at the Career Transition Center in Long Beach.
The Local Plan outlines future investments in employment services and training to meet the needs of job seekers and employers in cities of Long Beach, Torrance, Lomita, and Signal Hill.
Details: (562) 570-WORK
Venue: Career Transition Center
Location: 3447 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach

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