Only four of the six interested City Council candidates have qualified for the April 8 election, according to City Clerk Lisa Pope.
Andy Lyon, Hamish Patterson and incumbents Laura Rosenthal and Lou La Monte were OK’d by the county, but June Louks and Jacky Tomlinson said their petitions to qualify were not certified because some of the registered voters who signed their petitions did not list correct addresses.
Tomlinson said three people on her petition listed the wrong registered voting address, and now she is considering dropping out of the election.
“Rather than clarifying the three addresses I may just wait and run in two years,” Tomlinson told The Malibu Times.
Louks is currently working with the city clerk’s office to try and correct the addresses.
“I have 12 of 30 [signatures] that were not approved by the county…several of them are people who are registered in Malibu, but it’s registered under their previous Malibu address,” Louks said Thursday.
Pope said she was not sure if Louks would be able to still jump into the race since the nomination period closed on Friday, Jan. 10.
“I need to talk to the city attorney and find out what the process is…Had they filed sooner, and we got the nomination papers verified and found out there was a problem while the nomination period was still open, they could have taken supplemental papers out [to gather more signatures],” Pope said.
Interested candidates were required to collect signatures and addresses from 20-30 registered Malibu voters, according to Pope.