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Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Get Out And Vote Election Day

Santa Clarita and SCVTV are bringing a live streaming view of the City Council race from City Hall on Tuesday, so residents can watch the Election Day results of the vote in real time.


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Tuesday marks the end of a monthslong race, as candidates vie for three seats in an election expected to be extremely close.

There are 13 candidates on the ballot. Their names are Dante Acosta, Sandy Bull, Moazzum Chowdhury, Dennis Conn, Stephen Daniels, Alan Ferdman, Berta Gonzalez-Harper, Maria Gutzeit, Duane Harte, Marsha McLean, Gloria Mercado-Fortine, Laurene Weste and Paul Wieczorek.

“We will be live from City Hall, starting at 7:30 p.m., so you’ll be able to see the process as it’s going on,” said Megan Perez, production manager for the Santa Clarita Valley’s only television station, SCVTV. “We’ll actually be in Council Chambers where they’re counting the ballots.”

The coverage will be anchored by “SCV Today” hosts Tami Edwards and Dave Caldwell.

The two will also be conducting live interviews with city staffers and others involved in the election.

The results can also be tracked live on HometownStation.com.

KHTS AM-1220 hosted a candidate forum with SCVTV, The Signal and Cougar News back in February, when the candidates discussed their views on billboards, a permanent homeless shelter, the role of city government and even a surprise question on city expansion from outgoing City Councilman Frank Ferry.

Related article: Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Candidates Answer Forum Questions

Santa Clarita voters can look up where they should vote by clicking this link.

More than 130 attended a workshop for Santa Clarita poll workers for the election, according to the city’s website.

Related article: Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Last Look At Campaign

The polls close at 8 p.m. in Santa Clarita.

Traditionally, voter turnout for City Council elections ranges in the 12 percent to 15 percent of registered voters, so KHTS AM-1220 and SCVTV encourage Santa Clarita residents to make their voices heard at the polls.

Related article: Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Deadline For Voter Registration Is Monday

There’s also a precinct map available at VoteSantaClarita.com.

SCVTV broadcasts on several outlets. On AT&T Uverse is Channel 99; It’s channel 20 on Time Warner, and there’s also a digital channel on 97-103.


Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or drop us a line at community@hometownstation.com.




Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Get Out And Vote Election Day


Article: Santa Clarita City Council Race '14: Get Out And Vote Election Day
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Perry Smith