Special elections related to school districts are being held today in Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa counties.
Measure A in Contra Costa County would impose a $225 parcel tax on residents living within the Moraga School District. The parcel tax would benefit the three elementary schools in the district and would remain in effect indefinitely.
The election is being conducted by mail, though ballots can be dropped off at various locations listed on the county's elections website at www.cocovote.us. Two parcel tax measures are on the ballot in Santa Clara County.
Measure A would impose an $84 parcel tax on properties within the Santa Clara Unified School District. The tax would remain in effect for five years.
Measure B would benefit the Saratoga Union School District by levying a $68 parcel tax for the next eight years.
Voters in Santa Clara County can mail in ballots or vote in person at the county elections office located at 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, in San Jose. The parcel tax measures in Santa Clara and Contra Costa counties all require a two-thirds vote for passage.
In San Mateo County, redistricting Measure R is on the ballot to determine whether 47 homes in the Fairmont Drive neighborhood should be transferred from the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District and Sequoia Union High School District to the San Mateo-Foster City School District and the San Mateo Union High School District.
Measure R requires a simple majority to pass and is an all-mail election, though ballots can be dropped off in person at the elections office at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo.
-- Bay City News