Only a Week Left in Burbank

The Burbank ballot

BURBANK—Ballots for Burbank’s all-mail Primary election were sent out the week of March 18. All registered voters in the city should have received them by now.

“We have just over a week left to the election,” pointed out Gaidzag Shahbazian, ANCA-Burbank Electoral/Political Chair. “Our community’s votes will determine who wins since other groupings within the city are, roughly, evenly divided. If we want our elected leaders’ attention and concern, we must participate in the electoral process. And, this is one of the best chances we’ve had to really have an impact.”

The Armenian National Committee of America—Burbank recommends voters complete their ballots as soon as possible. This benefits the community in two ways. It gets the ballots into the City Clerk’s office quickly, so they cannot be misplaced or forgotten. It also reduces the number of people that ANCA-B must contact to remind about or assist with voting, improving voter turnout for the Armenian community of Burbank.

Voting is easy. Just fill in the bubbles next to the names of the ANCA’s endorsed candidates. Then, tear off the top stub (which becomes the secrecy sleeve) of the ballot. Insert the ballot in the secrecy sleeve. Finally, put the ballot/secrecy sleeve in the envelope provided, sign the envelope, and drop it in the mail. This year, the envelope is postage-paid, so voters don’t have to put a stamp on it.

As a reminder, the endorsed candidates are:

City Council: David Gordon and Jess Talamantes

Board of Education: Larry Applebaum and Steve Ferguson

If you have not received your ballot yet, contact the Burbank City Clerk’s office, 818/238-5851, and request a replacement ballot. If you encounter difficulties doing this, need help with the voting process, or have any questions, please call the Burbank ANCA at 818/562-1918 or e-mail at:

The Armenian National Committee of America—Burbank advances the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the area’s Armenian community and promotes its increased civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.


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