California’s Primary Election date has moved from June to March, a decision approved by voters in 2019. In addition to the Presidential Primary, Measure U, a dedicated public safety parcel tax, will be on the ballot. Measure U is a proposal to renew local public safety funding that has been in place for sixteen years. Measure U would renew this source of funding for public safety services for 8 more years. If approved by at least two-thirds of Union City voters, Measure U would continue the expiring funding for the following:
- Preserving 911 emergency response and disaster preparedness
- Maintaining youth violence prevention, gang intervention and crisis response for greater school and community safety
- Maintaining neighborhood police patrols
- Preventing additional fire station closures and reductions in on duty firefighters and paramedics
Vote-by-mail ballots are expected to go out beginning today (February 3). In addition to mailing your ballot back in, you can also drop your vote-by-mail ballots into the ballot drop box located at City Hall (available 24/7).
If you do not vote by mail, please be sure to check www.acvote.org for polling locations in your area. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters is expected to update its list of polling locations within 40 days of the election.
The last day to register to vote is on February 18. You can find other important election information at www.acvote.org.