In only three local elections in the Almanac's circulation area are there more candidates than open seats: the boards of the Portola Valley School District, the Los Trancos Water District and the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, which serves Menlo Park, Atherton and East Palo Alto.
Fire district voters will also decide on whether to increase the district's appropriations limit in 2011 to $40 million from the current $25 million.
There is a Town Council election in Woodside, but with four candidates running for four open seats. The two candidates for two open seats on Woodside's elementary school board were appointed.
Also appointed were candidates for the Portola Valley Town Council and the boards of the Woodside Fire Protection District, the Ladera Recreation District, the Sequoia Union High School District, the West Bay Sanitary District and the Skyline County Water District. In all cases, the number of candidates matched the number of open seats.
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