701 OCEAN ST., ROOM 210
831-454-2060 / FAX: 831-454-2445

July 16, 2002
Contact: Gail L. Pellerin, Elections Manager

Arguments Due Monday for Six Local Measures

The deadline for filing arguments for or against six local measures called for the November 5, 2002 General Election is set for 5 p.m., Monday, July 22, according to the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.

The following questions will be before voters this November:

Persons interested in filing arguments for or against the county measure or fire district measure may obtain additional information from the Santa Cruz County Elections Department. Arguments for and against these measures must be filed by 5 p.m., Monday, July 22 with the county elections official, 701 Ocean St., Room 210, Santa Cruz, 831-454-2060.

Persons interested in the city measures, must call their respective City Clerk’s Offices:

Santa Cruz City Clerk’s Office – 809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, 831-420-5030; Scotts Valley City Clerk’s Office – 1 Civic Center Dr., Scotts Valley, 831-440-5602; and Watsonville City Clerk’s Office – 215 Union St., 2nd Floor, Watsonville, 831-728-6005. Arguments for and against the city measures listed are also due by 5 p.m. Monday, July 22.

Arguments may not exceed 300 words. In addition, arguments must be accompanied by a signed "Signature Statement" form available from the elections official or online at The form is contained in the "Guide to Writing Arguments" on the Elections Department’s website.

Only one argument for and one argument against the measure will be printed in the Voter’s Information Pamphlet of the Sample Ballot. Should more than one argument be filed, the elections official or City Clerk will choose one to appear in accordance with the law.

Letters to the measures will be assigned after August 9, which is the final day a jurisdiction may call for an election in November.


For more information, please call the Santa Cruz County Elections Department at 831-454-2060, visit our office at 701 Ocean St., Room 210 in Santa Cruz, or check out our website at