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Sunol school bond Measure O trailing by a single vote

Original post made on Mar 7, 2020

With the election results update Saturday, the margin for the Sunol school bond Measure O remains razor thin. Just one vote, in fact. Meanwhile, PUSD’s Measure M is still behind; Dublin, ACFD bonds are too close to call.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, March 7, 2020, 4:50 PM

Comments (8)

Posted by Dear Editor
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Mar 7, 2020 at 6:24 pm

Your story fails to indicate when the votes will be completely tallyed...or what percent of the votes have been counted. Only that it's an update of the count since Tuesday. When can we expect final results?

Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Mar 7, 2020 at 7:04 pm

The registrar has 30 days to certify the election, doesn’t say how many votes have yet to be counted, and is complicated by people being allowed to register and vote at precincts on Election Day which all must be verified. So, it’s complicated. They will update from time to time at 4:30-5:00 p.m. That’s what I learned when I called Friday.

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 7, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Do you know total number of ballots that were received by election officials.
The 8265 yes, the 7956 no, seems to indicate 35% of registered voters in Pleasanton.

Mail in ballots should be counted immediately upon receipt by election officials to eliminate counting weeks after the election. Why are they mail in ballots when they are ignored until after the election?

Posted by Jeremy Walsh, editor
a resident of another community
on Mar 7, 2020 at 9:53 pm

Thanks for your questions, Michael and Dear Editor. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters' Office has not publicly confirmed how many ballots are left to be counted and how many were received in this election. They did not respond to my emails today either.
Of course, any pending ballot totals they report are countywide; they've told us in the past they do not differentiate between city/community at this point in the process. We won't know Pleasanton-specific voter turnout data until the election is certified.
And Kathleen is right; we expect updated results to drop end-of-day throughout the process although the registrar's office has not confirmed the daily/weekly schedule with us yet.

Posted by Jeremy Walsh, editor
a resident of another community
on Mar 8, 2020 at 3:54 pm

I just updated the article after hearing back from Alameda County ROV Tim Dupuis: "We plan to post updates each day by 5:00 as long as there are a significant number of votes counted. We have, very roughly, 150,000 votes remaining (countywide). This is only an estimate. We are processing on a flow basis."

Posted by Sunol Glen Meaure O
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 28, 2020 at 10:06 am

We do not encourage passage of Measure O. It will increase the taxes substantially on a very small number of people who live in our town, to fund things that Sunol Glen Elementary does not need. The school does not need to spend millions on a new cafeteria or a new auditorium. It needs new school leadership that reflects the wholesome hometown values of Sunol - honesty, integrity and respect of all people.

Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 28, 2020 at 2:53 pm

Funny how every school issued bond requests in the same election, why all together?

Seems like if companies did that they’d find some sort manipulation lawsuit

Posted by it's Official -
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Mar 29, 2020 at 3:49 pm

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has certified the election and the Yes on Measure O only received 51.13% of the votes. It needed 55% to pass, so this is another school bond that wasted precious school funds which could have been used for our schools. Can anyone tell me why, if polling is close, why would a school district decide to go to the ballot anyway? If they don't know you can win, then they should save OUR money and educate our students.

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