Jan 12 2014

February 4 Piedmont Election is Underway

Lots of ways to vote….even if you have travel plans.  You can vote now. 

On February 4, 2014, the City of Piedmont will hold a General Municipal Election to elect members of the City Council and School Board.  Three seats to the City Council will be elected in an uncontested contest.  The candidates are Tim Rood, Teddy King, and incumbent Jeff Wieler.   Two members of the Piedmont Unified School District Board of Education will be elected from a field of three candidates: Amal Smith, Doug Ireland, and Hari Titan.  (Candidates are listed in the order found in the Voter Information Pamphlet.)

Also on the ballot is Measure A regarding approval of a bond measure to reduce the interest rate charged for the CalPERS pension side fund obligation.  The Piedmont City Charter specifies:

“No bonded indebtedness which shall constitute a general obligation of the City may be created unless authorized by the affirmative votes of a majority of the electors voting on such proposition at any election at which the question is submitted to the electors and unless in full compliance with the provisions of the State Constitution, other State laws and this Charter.”

Information on the candidates and the ballot measure can be found in the Voter Pamphlet.  Additional information can be found about the candidates at SmartVoter.

The deadline to register to vote is January 20, 2014. The deadline to request a vote by mail ballot is January 28, 2014.

The Piedmont City Clerk’s Office is able to accept Vote by Mail ballots during regular business hours for the Tuesday, February 4th General Municipal Election now and on election day.  The City Clerk, John Tulloch,  is located in City Hall at 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont.

In addition, Vote by Mail ballots can be dropped off at the Registrar of Voters office 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, in Oakland or to any polling place on Election Day.

To be counted, all ballots must be received by the Registrar of Voters no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.  Post marks do not qualify a ballot to be counted.

To find out the location of your polling place or to see whether your Vote by Mail ballot has been received by the Registrar of Voters, please see the My Voter Profile web page.

If you are a registered voter who can’t make it to the polls on election day, you can also vote now during regular business hours at the Registrar of Voters office at 1225 Fallon Street, Room G-1, in Oakland prior to and on election day.

For more information on early voting please contact the Alameda County Registrar’s office at (510) 272-6973.

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