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Election 2012: Livermore Voters Say Yes to Measure W

Measure to switch to even-year elections likely to pass.

Unofficial results from the Alameda County registrar show Livermore voters approved Measure W, which would save the city dollars by switching its council and mayoral elections from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years.

With all 54 precincts reporting, Measure W took 77 percent of the vote. It needed 51 percent of the vote to pass.

Meanwhile, nearly 53 percent of voters rejected Measure X.

Further details on each measure here:

Measure W (needs 51 percent to pass)

If passed, Measure W would change the city's council and mayoral elections date from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years — about a $250,000 savings the city would realize per election starting in 2014. Measure W would also extend the current city council and mayor terms by a year.

Measure X (needs 51 percent to pass)

If voters decide against immediately changing the city's council and mayoral elections date from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years, Measure X — if passed — would add an extra year to incoming council members and mayor at the general municipal elections in 2013 and 2015. Cost for this option would be $750,000 and savings would not be realized until 2018.

View full results and other Livermore Patch election coverage here.

Roger V. Tranfaglia November 07, 2012 at 10:23 PM
I remember W & X during the primary,how come they weren't on my mailin ballot? My address is not in Livermore proper but what happened?

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