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8:09 results so far on G

Original post made by so far... on Jun 2, 2009

Measure G - Pleasanton USD
Completed Precincts: 23 of 42
YES 6,199 58.42%
NO 4,412 41.58%

Comments (43)

Posted by too bad for u guys, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Doesn't look good for the pro G'ers


Posted by Yes on G, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Why? So far we're winning!!


Posted by Oddy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:18 pm

How are you updated on this, So far?


Posted by No we're not winning, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:19 pm

It needs to pass with a 2 thirds majority...


Posted by so far, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:22 pm

same results...so far from the site.

I don't want to be a power grabber, but the site is already slow, and I'm afraid if I post it, it will crash!

I PROMISE to keep checking in good intervals.

And this needs a 2/3rds to pass, not a simple majority as is the case for all tax levys.


Posted by kristine, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:23 pm

that's only the vote by mail ballots. See at the top of the report? It says "election day reporting ballots cast, 116"

23 of 46 precincts reporting is misleading, because almost none of the votes cast today have been counted yet.

So, 58% of vote by mail folks whose ballots were received by last Friday were cast in favor of measure G.


Posted by so far, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:25 pm

kristine,

election day reporting ballots cast, 116.

That is under the Alameda County section and includes Piedmonts 2 measures.


Posted by KGM, a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:28 pm

So that only reinforces Kristine's comment!


Posted by My 2/100, a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

VBM/MVBM only

VBM = vote by mail


Posted by so far, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm

KGM,

I'm trying to help - and discuss this - not start an argument. It is still the *resluts* so far. If you found the info elsewhere, then stay there, otherwise pipe down!


Posted by June, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm

The last two times I voted, including today, a poll worker stood watching as I put my voting card into the slot in the machine (when I was done filling out the card). Unless I hold the envelope over the card very carefully, the poll worker can see how I voted as the card slips into the machine. There is no privacy. Should the poll worker be standing there watching the card be put into the machine?


Posted by KGM, a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:39 pm

So far,
I'm not trying to start an argument! Please don't tell me to "pipe down" - that's rude! I don't even know how you voted!


Posted by parent, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:40 pm

June,
Please tell the Alameda County Registrar of Voters about your experience. Elections are supposed to be secret ballots and the poll worker should have respected that.
If you are not comfortable contacting the Registrar, post your polling location on this blog and the time you voted.
Before KGM or any others try to turn this discussion into a debate on G, this is not about how the person voted, just her right to have her vote be private.


Posted by so far, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Hey KGM,

Okay...I'll chill also. Thought you were being "rude" so that's why I said that. I just tried to put out some info and me and kristine were clarifying and I felt like you jumped on me for it. It doesn't matter how you or I voted, we're on the same team now! I, as I am sure you do, just want to know the results.

Regardless of how we all voted, we're all neighbors...so let's all be nice! :)


Posted by kristine, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:45 pm

June, I agree with parent. The best way to get an official answer to your question is to call the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.

Here's the phone # -- 510.267.8683


Posted by KGM, a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Wow! The debate is over. Enough with the comments.

June,
Maybe the poll worker was just checking to make sure you were putting the ballot in in the right direction so that it was read properly. I noticed the same thing today, and I figured that was why. The poll worker can't do anything once your ballot is cast, anyway.


Posted by KGM, a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Thank you, So Far! :~)


Posted by Frank, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:51 pm

It is interesting to see the Piedmont results- a $2,082 parcel tax plus an emergency tax of $249. This is a tax that has been renewed every four years since 1985. They are experiencing the same budget issues that all districts around the state are facing, their teachers are paid on a step and column schedule, and yet it is not a question as the polls are showing so far.


Posted by So Far..., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Frank, here is a link. I don't thing the $2082 is a flat fee in Piedmont according to this news report. It has more to do with parcel size and dwelling type.

Web Link


Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 2, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

I think "by square footage" is legal, but "by dwelling type" seems quasi-legal. The law requires any special tax like this to be uniform.

Incidentally, PUSD could have structured Measure G "by square footage", thus restoring some of the subsidy to homeowners by business properties that existed prior to Prop 13.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Don't we also have an existing bond measure for the school district relative to the purchase price of a home post 1997? Then we would be commesurate with Piedmont and our 233 is comparable to thier 249


Posted by Frank, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:04 pm

This is some of the information I was reading about Piedmonts tax-

Measure B would renew an existing parcel tax that levies about $2,082 per year per average parcel, for another four years. If that is approved, it will take effect beginning in 2010-11. The tax could increase 5 percent per year, to be determined by the school board.

Measure E is a new "emergency" tax that would levy an additional $249 per average parcel per year. It is a flat tax that would remain the same throughout its three-year term.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Stacey,

It is really neither here nor there at this point. PUSD could've structured things in the measure differently in a lot of respects, but they didn't. We'll now see if they have to in the future or if the majority want what they gave us this time...


Posted by adi, a resident of Foothill High School
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:10 pm

So its over, then?
measure G is defeated?


Posted by So Far, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:13 pm

No, Adi, it's not.

Hang in there.

While it doesn't look good for G with the current results, that is not a definitive statement...

These are only the results of mostly mail in ballots...

To be continued...


Posted by Scooped PW, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm

So Far,

You scooped the PW! I noticed your post is at 8:09 and thiers is at 8:14.

Way to go! LOL.


Posted by So Far..., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Same results so far...9:27PM


Posted by For your info, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:39 pm

You can put the ballot in the machine upside down. I noticed this last time I voted (that the poll workers were scanning the ballots) and asked before I even voted how to 'feed' the machine so they knew I didn't need help or their curious eyes. It's not about what they can do but the constitution.


Posted by Upside down, a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 2, 2009 at 9:46 pm

i had the same complaint about the workers being able to see how you voted as the card is put into the scanner but today the worker told me to turn it upside down. Wish I'd thought of that before!


Posted by So Far, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Same results so far...9:57PM


Posted by Sad about voting,,,, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm

I was very upset that the poll workers saw my vote today and last month. No suggestions to turn the ballot upside down were given either time. What's the purpose of a secret ballot when it isn't in the least?


Posted by KGM, a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:08 pm

No new data has been posted since just after 8:00.


Posted by kristine, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:14 pm

10:13 update from Alameda ROV:

34 of 42 precincts reporting

7924 yes, 5209 no

60.34 percent yes

trending upward?


Posted by So Far 10:07 PM, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Measure G - Pleasanton USD
Completed Precincts: 34 of 42
YES 7,924 60.34%
NO 5,209 39.66%


Posted by Get the facts, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Not true, it's 60+ % to 39+%, 34 of 42 reporting.


Posted by My 2/100, a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Update #3 just released 60.34% 39.66%, 4230 Alameda Co votes cast (includes Piedmont).


Posted by So Far, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:18 pm

Get the facts,

That's what we wrote above.

YES 7,924 60.34%

NO 5,209 39.66%


Posted by KGM, a resident of Valley Trails
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Trending upward...


Posted by Over 13K, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Wow,

We're currently at 13K voters in Ptown!

WAY TO GO!!


Posted by too bad, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:36 pm

It's not going to make the 67% mark. It'll be close though...just not close enough.


Posted by yep, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:42 pm

I agree with too bad...


Posted by wow, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:43 pm

this feels like a nail-biter!

I better wash my car windows tonight so I don't get eggs thrown at me tomorrow from the sound of things on this blog!


Posted by So Far...it's over!, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Measure G - Pleasanton USD
Completed Precincts: 42 of 42
YES 9,651 61.71%
NO 5,988 38.29%


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