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Alameda’s Measure H … we’re over two-thirds

By epearlman
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 at 3:53 pm in Parcel tax, Schools.

As of a few moments ago, for the first time, Alameda’s Measure H, the school parcel tax, officially has more than the two-thirds of the vote. Go check it out! There are now 11,397 ‘yes’ votes—for 66.87 percent. I am waiting for word about how many—if any—more provisional ballots there are left to count. But, right now, it looks like Measure H has passed by 105 votes!

WAIT: This just in at 4:20 p.m. from Alameda County Registrar of Voters Spokesman Guy Ashley:

Results for the June 3 primary election in Alameda County were updated this afternoon and are on the website of the Alameda County Registrar of Voters. Dave Macdonald, Alameda County Registrar of Voters, says a small number of ballots from Alameda County still need to be counted. In regards to Measure H, the Alameda schools parcel tax, Macdonald said: “We don’t believe many, if any, of the remaining ballots are from the City of Alameda.” Macdonald emphasized that the results are still unofficial, and will remain so until he certifies the election results. He said that will likely occur on or about June 27.

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  • Ron Mooney

    THANK YOU Alameda!

  • Jon Spangler

    Eve,

    This is great news, and the trend is most encouraging.

    How many ballots remain to be counted, and when are final results expected?

  • Eve

    Hi, Jon! It sounds like this is pretty close to a final count. I do know they do a manual recount of a small percentage of votes for all elections. But today’s result sounds (relatively) final.

  • Lena Tam, Vice-Mayor

    Congratulations to the KASE team for running an amazing campaign. I am so proud of Alamedans for coming together to protect our future!

  • http://YourEastBayAgent.com Ane DeBardeleben

    This is so wonderful!

    Thank you Andy, Ron and everyone involved with KASE. What a great job mobilizing the community and making it all happen!

  • Natalie

    Oh, if it passes, I am so happy that it will be passed on to me as part of the increase on my rent! I can’t wait to pay more in the form of “taxes” which are different for homeowners than renters.

  • http://www.alameda.k12.ca.us/education/school/school.php?sectionid=6 Lorri Garrett

    Wow! Does this mean I can get out of my post-election grumpy blues? Thank you to everyone that worked so hard! We owe you big time!

  • Mike Merit

    Thanks to all the volunteers and donors that helped get this passed! Every call, every sign, every doorbell rang (and complacent non-voter prodded)made the difference here.

    Now let’s go to Sacramento and get our fair share of the funding. Imagine how great our schools would be then.