Briefly Speaking : August 28, 2008

A bird’s eye view on community news.

Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s office recently conducted a randomized alphabet drawing to determine the order that candidates’ names will appear on the November 4, 2008 General Election ballots. The results of the drawing are as follows:
1. R 8. H 15. G 22. P
2. X 9. A 16. V 23. U
3. M 10. Z 17. C 24. Q
4. W 11. I 18. K 25. B
5. S 12. D 19. N 26. T
6. J 13. F 20. E
7. L 14. Y 21. O
In accordance with Elections Code section 13112(d), the names of candidates on the ballot are arranged based on the randomized alphabet. This alphabet applies throughout the entire last name of the candidate. If the names of two or more candidates begin with the same letter, their ballot listing order is determined by applying the randomized alphabet to the next letter(s) of their names. If last names of multiple candidates are the same, the random alphabet also applies to first names. The random alphabet drawing took place in the Elections Division within the Secretary of State’s office. Staff members pulled the letters in a lottery-style drawing, with witnesses from the public and the media present.

Residents who want to learn about the foreclosure process and prevention options are invited to a “Foreclosure Resolutions” Workshop on Wednesday, September 3, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave. Representatives from Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services will provide information about understanding the foreclosure process and time frames, foreclosure prevention options, understanding a budget, and guidance for determining the next steps. Counselors will be on hand to make individual appointments with participants. This free workshop will be presented in English with Spanish and Khmer translation available. Free parking is available behind the building and on the street. To RSVP or for more information, call (562) 570-1010.

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