I received the last Gigi Hanna for San Bernardino City Clerk mailer recently (on Thursday, I think).

    The front says: “Reminder Your chance to keep our City Clerk’s office independent is about to expire. Professional. Unbiased. Leadership.

    The back says:

    In November 2011 more than 70 percent of voters said they wanted to keep the San Bernardino City Clerk’s office professional, neutral and committed to transperancy.

    Now is the time to affirm the committment to competent, ethical governance; San Bernardino deserves both.

    Gigi Hanna is the CLEAR choice for City Clerk because:

    • She declined endorsement form local elected officials, seeking support solely on her own merits in order to maintain independence in the office.
    • She has 25 years of experience in communications and is an expert in public records.
    • Her graduate studies centered on open government issues and she has formal City Clerk training.

    Mail your ballots before Friday, February 3 or call us at (909) 709-2019 for a ride to the Registrar of Voters.

    I never received the last piece from Amelia Sanchez Lopez, so I am not sure what it said.

    Both candidates ran a “clean” campaign in the General Municipal Election, though there was certainly a war of words in the comments section of the local newspaper and on Facebook among their supporters.

    At  this point, I think the vast majority of people have voted in the mail-in election.  The San Bernardino Registrar of Voters says that the first preliminary numbers will be released at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.  According to the PE, more than 10,500 votes have been returned as of a few days ago.  There were approximately 12,500 votes cast in the Primary municipal election, so there may be a few more votes coming in, but I wouldn’t expect turn-out to me much more than in November.

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