The following is a press release from Katrina Bartolomie, Mendocino County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters:
Katrina Bartolomie, Mendocino County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Registrar of Voters would like to update the public on deadlines for the local referendum petitions regarding recently adopted Chapter 22.18 of the Mendocino County Code, being circulated in our County.
Pursuant to ELECTIONS CODE SECTION 9144, a petition protesting the adoption of an ordinance must be submitted to the County election official before the effective date of the ordinance.
The Board of Supervisors approved the ordinance adopting Chapter 22.18 of the Mendocino County Code on June 22, 2021. The ordinance will take effect 30 days after approval on July 23, 2021, 12:01 am. Consequently, referendum petitions must be turned in to the Elections office located at 501 Low Gap Road, Room 1020, Ukiah during business hours no later than 5:00p.m. on July 22, 2021. All signatures for each petition must be filed at one time. No appointment is necessary to bring the petitions in.
Additionally, pursuant to ELECTIONS CODE SECTION 103, if a voter signed a referendum petition and would like to withdraw their name from that petition, they must do so prior to the day the petition is file with the elections official.
For additional information, please contact the Elections office by calling 707-234-6819.