Low Voter Turnout in Monrovia’s Municipal Election

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With 21,932 registered voters, this election turnout is one of the lowest

By Susan Motander

Voters in Monrovia turned out in low numbers, but those who did passed Measure K. The vote result was: 2,273 (or 62.89%) voting yes and 1,341 (or 37.11%) voting no. These are considered preliminary results right now, according to Monrovia City Clerk Alice Atkins, as there are still 100 provisional ballots and 526 vote-by-mail ballots (as of Wednesday afternoon) to process and verify before counting and certifying. However, these 626 ballots are not enough to change the result.

Currently, with the results posted online, Monrovia turnout was approximately 16.5%. This will increase (to approximately 19% with the additional 626 votes not yet counted) as they continue processing. However, as residents point out, there was only one item of the ballot.

Mayor Tom Adams submitted the following statement: “I am thankful to Monrovians for their continued trust and support. Hopefully this will keep the County on hold and we can start to meet with the community to see how we should best use these funds. I know the council will continue to be good stewards of the public’s treasure.”

The mayor commented that the next step would be the appointment of an Advisory Board, then the beginnings of community meetings.

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