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May 3, 2011 > Hours extended for Measure B ballot drop-off

Hours extended for Measure B ballot drop-off

Submitted By Rick La Plante

City Hall will remain open until 8 p.m. on Election Day (Tuesday, May 3) to accommodate voters who want to turn in their ballots in the special election to decide Measure B, the emergency funding measure for the New Haven Unified School District.

Measure B, the "Taking Care of Our Kids" parcel tax, would raise approximately $3 million to minimize class size increases and reductions to the school year and to fund after-school activities. Due to state budget cuts, New Haven Unified is facing a $10 million budget deficit for the 2011-12 school year.

Measure B is a vote-by-mail election - ballots were mailed to all registered voters in the District earlier this month - and there will be no polling places on Election Day. Ballots should be marked, signed and mailed to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters by today (Friday, April 29) to ensure they will be received in time to be counted. Ballots must be received by the Registrar by 8 p.m. Tuesday, or they will not be counted, regardless of when they are postmarked.

To accommodate voters unable to return their ballots by Friday, the District has arranged with the Registrar of Voters to provide two drop-off locations that will be open starting Saturday. Voters can drop off their completed and signed ballots from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. both Monday (May 2) and Tuesday (May 3) at:

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, 703 C St., Union City
Alameda County Fire Station No. 32, 31600 Alvarado Blvd., Union City.

Ballots also can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 34009 Alvarado-Niles Rd., Union City.

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