Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (date of earliest event reported) May 18, 2021

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
630 East Foothill Blvd.
San Dimas
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(909) 394-3600
Registrant's telephone number, including area code

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
American States Water Company Common Shares AWR New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Item 5.07.    Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

The annual meeting of shareholders was held on May 18, 2021. The results of voting on each of the matters submitted to a vote are set forth below.

The following table presents the voting results of the election of Class I directors at this meeting:
Name Votes For Votes Withheld Broker Non-Votes
Ms. Sarah J. Anderson 27,193,469 301,331 4,857,469
Mr. Steven D. Davis 27,279,404 215,396 4,857,469
Ms. Anne M. Holloway 25,700,700 1,794,100 4,857,469
The advisory vote on the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as described in the Company’s proxy statement, received the votes presented below. 96.8% of the total votes cast either in favor of or against the Company’s executive compensation plan were cast in favor of the plan.
26,426,827 shares voted in favor
860,287 shares voted against
207,686 shares abstained from voting
4,857,469 shares broker non-votes
Shareholders ratified the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm, with 31,830,867 voting in favor of the appointment, 362,594 shares voting against the appointment and 158,808 shares abstaining from voting on the appointment.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
May 20, 2021 /s/ Eva G. Tang
Eva G. Tang
Senior Vice President-Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer

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