Pleasanton City Clerk Karen Diaz said this morning that her office will be open until 5 p.m. at City Hall to accept ballots from those who have yet to mail theirs to the county registrar's office.
The registrar's office will pick up ballots submitted to Diaz at 5 p.m. and take them to Oakland in time to be counted by the 8 p.m. deadline.
Since postmarks will not count, it's too late to mail in Measure E ballots.
Results are expected to be announced shortly after 8 p.m. since this is a one-issue election, asking voters to approve or not approve Measure E, which would impose a $98-a-year, four-year parcel tax on property owners in the Pleasanton Unified School District.
Voters in five Bay Area counties will decide on 12 school parcel tax measures in today's special election.
In Alameda County, besides Pleasanton, voters in the New Haven Unified School District in Union City also will vote on a parcel tax for that district.
Voters in Contra Costa County will decide the fate of parcel tax measures for the John Swett Unified School District and the Lafayette School District.
In Santa Clara County, proposed measures would benefit the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District, the Sunnyvale School District, the Cupertino Union School District and the Los Altos Elementary School District. The Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District also includes part of Santa Cruz County.
In San Mateo County, where three measures are on local ballots, voters also will choose one of six candidates who are running for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors. This is the first time the county has filled a seat on the board through an all-mail election. The winning candidate in the supervisors' race will replace Mark Church, who became the county's assessor-clerk-recorder on Jan. 1.
Four current elected officials are running for the position: Burlingame Mayor Terry Nagel, Millbrae City Councilwoman Gina Papan, San Mateo Union High School District Trustee Dave Pine and San Mateo County Community College District Trustee Richard Holober. Also running are businessman Michael Stogner and retired technical writer and project manager Demetrios Nikas.
The measures in San Mateo County are for the San Carlos Elementary School District, the Ravenswood City School District and Jefferson Union High School District.
The school parcel tax measures all need two-thirds approval.