NOTICE OF ELECTION &

DEADLINE FOR FILING ARGUMENTS

 

Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of Santa Cruz County, California, that the primary election will be held in Santa Cruz County on March 5, 2002, for statewide, congressional, and state legislative offices, as well as four Superior Court judges, county supervisors in the 3rd and 4th districts, county department heads, and party central committees and county councils.

 

The central counting place for counting ballots on March 5, 2002 will be the Santa Cruz County Elections Department, 701 Ocean St., Room 210 in Santa Cruz. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

 

Nomination Papers and Declarations of Candidacy are available from the Santa Cruz County Elections Department, 701 Ocean St., Room 210, Santa Cruz, CA, 831-454-2060, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.

 

Nomination Papers and Declarations of Candidacy must be filed by 5 p.m. December 7 at the County Elections Department at the address above. Nomination Papers and Declarations of Candidacy will not be accepted after 5 p.m. on December 7 unless the incumbent does not file; under that scenario, the filing deadline is extended five days to 5 p.m. December 12 for anyone other than the incumbent to file.

 

Notice is also hereby given that the Soquel Union Elementary School District has ordered an election on March 5, 2002 for a $15 million general obligation bond to repair and renovate all five existing schools at their current locations (not including Jade Street Park).

 

Pursuant to Government Code 53531, the bonds shall not bear a rate of interest greater than 12 percent per year payable as permitted by law. And, pursuant to Education Code 15120, the number of years the whole or any part of the bonds are to run shall not exceed 40 years, from the date of the bonds or the date of any series thereof.

 

Friday, November 16, 5 p.m., is hereby fixed as the final date on which arguments for or against the above measure may be filed with the County Clerk Richard W. Bedal, Elections Department, 701 Ocean St., Room 210, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4076 for printing and distribution to the voters as provided by law.

 

Arguments may not exceed 300 words in length. Guidelines on writing arguments are available by calling 454-2060 or by visiting the Elections Department's website at www.votescount.com

 

Dated: November 6, 2001

 

RICHARD W. BEDAL

County Clerk

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