This measure is intended:

• To increase voter participation and encourage more people to voice their opinion regarding local policies, this measure will consolidate Burbank elections with the statewide general elections in November of even numbered years.

•  Additionally, this allows Burbank to comply with SB 415 (California Voter Participation Rights Act), which requires elections to be held in an even-numbered years and combined with statewide elections.
•  The proposed City Charter change to November of even-numbered year elections would extend the current elected City officials terms by one year and eight months.

Ballot Language

English: To increase voter participation in City of Burbank elections, shall the measure be adopted amending City of Burbank Charter: 1.) changing City’s odd-numbered year general elections to November of even-numbered years coinciding with State/Federal elections and conforming to state law; 2.) eliminating City’s primary election; 3.) extending elected City official terms, one time, by one year and eight months to transition to even-numbered year elections; 4.) simplifying the election process in the Charter?

Spanish: Con el fin de aumentar la participación de los votantes en las elecciones de la ciudad de Burbank, ¿debería adoptarse la medida que enmienda la Carta Constitucional de la ciudad de Burbank: 1) cambiando las elecciones generales de la ciudad en años impares a noviembre de los años pares para que coincidan con las elecciones estatales y federales conforme a la ley estatal; 2) eliminando las elecciones primarias de la ciudad; 3) ampliando los períodos de mandato de los funcionarios municipales electos, una vez, por un año y ocho meses para iniciar la transición a las elecciones en años pares; 4) simplificando así el proceso de elecciones en la Carta Constitucional?