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Community Update: Measure S – By-District Elections 

Community Update

Election – November 4, 2014

Measure S – By-District Elections

The Los Banos City Council voted unanimously to place a measure on the ballot for Wednesday, November 4, 2014, to submit a measure to the voters. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The measure is an ordinance amendment establishing a directly elected Mayor position and four district-based Council Members. If the measure is approved, the Mayor’s term of office will continue to be two years elected at large and Council Members will continue to serve four year terms of office elected by district. The City has requested that Merced County consolidate this election with other elections being held in Los Banos on November 4th.

Important Information About Measure S

  • Notice of Election
  • District Map
  • Measure S Ordinance
  • City Attorney’s Impartial Analysis
  • Text of Ballot Measure
  • Arguments
      o In favor of Measure S
      o Against Measure S
      o Rebuttal to Argument Against Measure S
  • Mailers
      o Mailer 1
      o Mailer 2
      o Mailer 3
  • Council Staff Reports
      o June 4, 2014
      o June 18, 2014
      o July 2, 2014
      o July 16, 2014
      o July 30, 2014
      o August 6, 2014

Register to Vote

The deadline to register to vote in the November 4, 2014 Election is Monday, October 20, 2014. Registration forms are available at Los Banos City Hall, any Department of Motor Vehicles, many post office, public libraries, and from the Merced County Elections office. You may also submit your voter registration application online through the Secretary of State’s website

Sample Ballot Pamphlets

If you are registered to vote, a Sample Ballot – Voter Information Pamphlet will be mailed to you approximately three weeks prior to an election. If you do not receive a Sample Ballot – Voter Information Pamphlet at least three weeks before an election, please call the Merced County Registrar of Voters office at (209) 385-7541.


On Election Day, you may vote at the polling place shown on your Sample Ballot between the hours of 7:00 am and 8:00 pm. Since polling locations change, make sure to check your Sample Ballot for the location of your polling place.

Voting by Mail

Vote by Mail Ballots may be returned by mail to the Registrar of Voters’ office at any time, providing your voted ballot is received no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day. You can also deliver your vote by mail ballot to any polling place in Merced County prior to 8:00 pm on Election Day. If you are a registered voter and you would like to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot, you may obtain an application from the Merced County Registrar of Voters’ office or by visiting