2023 Special Election

Preliminary Results of the Sierra Madre Municipal Special Election

Official Results

Date: 5/23/2023 

Measure M Yes No
Votes Tallied (not official) 2,252 1,882

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Special Municipal Election will be held in the City of Sierra Madre on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 for voter consideration of one ballot Measure asking:

“Shall City Council Ordinance No. 1461 approving a zoning map amendment, a specific plan, and a development agreement for The Meadows at Bailey Canyon project located at 700 North Sunnyside Avenue in Sierra Madre be adopted?”

The deadline to submit a written argument is 5:00 pm on February 21, 2023.

Pursuant to California Elections Code §9282(a):

For measures placed on the ballot by petition, the persons filing an initiative petition may file a written argument in favor of the ordinance, and the legislative body may submit an argument against the ordinance.

Pursuant to California Elections Code §9287:

(a)        If more than one argument for or more than one argument against any city measure is submitted to the City Elections Official within the time prescribed, he/she shall select one of the arguments in favor and one argument against the measure for printing and distribution to the voters.  The order for priority is:

            (1) Legislative body (City Council);

            (2) The individual voter/bona fide association of citizens or combination who are the bona fide sponsors or proponents (proponent is Barbara Vellturo)

            (3) Bona fide association of citizens, pursuant to California Elections Code §9287 (b) (1) (2) (3);

            (4) Individual voters who are eligible to vote on the measure.

The deadline to submit a written argument is 5:00 pm on February 21, 2023

Please direct all and any inquires to the City Clerk’s Office at [email protected]

The polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm. on Election Day, May 9, 2023; and for 10 days prior to Election Day, at locations determined by the Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder’s Office.

Posted February 17, 2023


Laura Aguilar
City Clerk 
Elections Official
(626) 355-7135
[email protected]

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For more information on the election process, please call Laura Aguilar, Elections Official, City Clerk, at (626) 355-7135

Voter resources:


To be eligible to vote in an election, you must have registered 15 days before Election Day. You can register to vote online or by mailing a
completed voter registration form (found in most government offices).

Voter Eligibility

You may register to vote if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States.

  • At least 18 years of age or older on or before Election Day.

  • Not found mentally incompetent by a court of law.

You are not:

  • Serving a state prison term for a felony conviction in a County jail under contract between state and local officials.

  • On parole/probation for a felony conviction as a condition of your release from prison/jail.

What if I just moved and did not re-register?

If you were previously registered in Los Angeles County and have not re-registered since you moved within the County's borders, you can vote at the polling place for your new address. You will be asked to vote a provisional ballot and provide your new address and your previous address on the provisional ballot envelope.

Vote by Mail

Any registered voter may vote using a vote-by-mail ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day. California law also allows any registered voter to become a permanent vote-by-mail voter. 

Voter Identification

The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) states that individuals registering to vote for the first time in the state/jurisdiction must provide either a valid California driver's license or state ID card number. Applicants who do not have either can provide the last four digits of their Social Security number. If the voter provides a driver's license or state ID number that can be matched to a state record, then the voter will not be required to show ID when she/he votes. 

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