Burbank City Clerk, Margarita Campos, announced that final results are in for Burbank’s General Election held Tuesday, April 12, 2011. Of the 56,239 eligible voters, 8,866 ballots were cast (8,106 ballots were cast in the 2011 Primary), representing a 15.7 percent return rate. With all ballots verified and counted, the results remain consistent with those announced last Tuesday evening, although these numbers now include ballots that were pending verification by the Los Angeles County Registrar/Recorder’s Office.
There were two candidates who qualified for the ballot for the City Council seat (in ballot order): Robert “Bob” Frutos (4,316 votes), and Emily Gabel Luddy (4,411 votes). Emily Gabel Luddy received a majority of the votes cast and therefore is duly elected to office for a full term of four years, ending April 30, 2015.
There was one Measure on the ballot: Measure U – Modernize Utility Users Tax Ordinance, which received the following vote: Yes (5,720 votes), No (2,562 votes).