Measure Z Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Measure Z?
What Is A G.O. Flex-Bond?
What Will Be Funded By Measure Z?
• Removing hazardous materials from classrooms and schools
• Upgrading fire/security systems for increased student safety
• Improving disabled (ADA) accessibility
• Replacing portable classrooms
• Replacing deteriorating roofs and fixing leaky plumbing
Why Is Measure Z Needed?
the District with past voter-approved bond measures. This measure allows the District to continue the job
with an ongoing source of locally controlled funding. Measure Z will also make the District eligible for State
How Much Will Measure Z Cost?
($2.49 per month). Assessed valuation should not be confused with market value; assessed valuations are the value placed on the property by the County and are almost always lower than market values. Current projections show the bonds will be fully repaid in 20 years.
What Protections Are In Place To Ensure Measure Z Funds Are Used Responsibly?
bond funds cannot be used to pay administrator salaries, pensions or benefits. Legal safeguards prohibit the State from taking these funds and spending them elsewhere.
Who is eligible to vote on Measure Z?
All registered voters who live in the East Side High School District are eligible to vote on Measure Z. If you are a U.S. citizen and are 18 or over, you can register to vote until 15 days before this election.
How do I register to vote?
You may register online at RegisterToVote.ca.gov or find registration forms at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, most post offices, libraries, city and county government offices and high schools. Mail your completed form to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, PO Box 611750, San Jose, CA 95161-1750. You can register to vote any time through October 24, 2016.
When will polls be open? Where do I vote?
Election Day is November 8, 2016. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
You can find your polling place online at:
I want to vote by mail. How do I apply and what’s the deadline?
To request a vote-by-mail ballot, you have several options:
- Complete the vote-by-mail ballot application on the back cover of the sample ballot sent to you prior to each election and mail it to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters, PO Box 611750, San Jose, CA 95161-1750
- Send a signed letter requesting vote-by-mail status to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters Office at the same address
- Print your request online at www.sccvote.org
- Fax your request to (408) 293-6002
If you apply in writing or by fax, your request must include your name, your residence/home address, the mailing address where you want your vote-by-mail ballot to be sent and the name and the date of the election for which you are applying. Remember to sign and date your request! A ballot will be mailed to you. Requests for a vote-by-mail ballot must reach the County Elections Office no later than November 1.
What’s the deadline to return my completed vote-by-mail ballot?
Vote-by-mail ballots can be mailed to:
Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters
PO Box 611750, San Jose, CA 95161-1750
Vote-by-mail ballots that are mailed must be postmarked on or before Election Day.
Vote-by-mail ballots may also be dropped off at any polling place before polls close on Election Day, November 8, at 8 p.m.