The deadline is fast approaching for submitting an argument for or against the two parcel tax measures proposed by the Menlo Park City Elementary School District for a special election on May 3.
Ballot arguments on Measure A and C must be no longer than 300 words and submitted in person in writing before 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at the county's Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo.
The clock then begins to tick on a 10-day review period during which members of the public may submit rebuttals -- also in writing and delivered in person to the Elections Division in San Mateo, according to Jim Irizarry,San Mateo County's assistant chief elections officer. Rebuttals cannot be longer than 250 words.
During this 10-day period that ends at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, registered voters may also seek legal remedies -- a writ of mandate or an injunction -- to compel an argument to be amended or deleted, according to the Elections Division calendar.
For information on preparing arguments and rebuttals, click here.
For information on Measures A and C, go to this link
Earlier story: School board places two tax measures on May ballot.