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November election: Ballot information is in the mail

Original post made on Oct 13, 2007

Sample ballots and voter information pamphlets are being mailed to registered voters who live where Nov. 6 elections are scheduled, about 310,000 out of 350,000 registered voters in San Mateo County, said Warren Slocum, the county's chief elections officer.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Oct 13, 2007 at 6:57 pm

The Almanac notes that '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.'
This is a sad commentary on the state of our democratic institutions that so few citizens are prepared to serve in public office - millions around the world would give anything for the freedoms which we enjoy and yet we seems to take those freedoms for granted. I am writing from Bhutan where they are actually holding practice elections for their first constitutional elections which will be held next year - these people are stunned when I tell them that no one in my community wants to run for public office.


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