Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Joe Holland, announced today that over 9,300 mailed ballots will be delivered to the Post Office on Monday, April 6, 2015 for the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District Special Mail Ballot Election to be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
Voters of the district will automatically receive a ballot in the mail for this election, and no polling places have been established. Voters of the district will vote on a general obligation bond, which will require 2/3 of the votes to pass. The bond question reads:
“CARPINTERIA-SUMMERLAND FIRE/ EMERGENCY SERVICE FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT MEASURE. To improve local fire stations, provide prompt response times to 9-1-1 medical emergencies, maintain high quality local fire protection/prevention services, acquire, construct, upgrade, rebuild, repair/equip life-saving fire protection facilities/sites/emergency equipment, make Carpinteria and Summerland fire stations earthquake safe, shall Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District issue $10,650,000 in bonds at legal rates, with citizens’ oversight, annual audits, no money for administrators’ salaries, and all money staying local?”
Holland encourages voters to read the voting instructions and measure information included in the ballot packet. The measure information includes the impartial analysis prepared by County Counsel, tax rate statement prepared by the District, full text of the measure, and arguments/rebuttal arguments for and against the measure. This information is also available on the Elections website under Upcoming Elections at sbcvote.com.
Voted ballots must be received in the County Elections Office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, May 5, 2015. Ballots postmarked by May 5, 2015 and received within three days may be counted.
Voters may verify if they are a registered voter on our website at sbcvote.com or by calling our office at 805-568-2200 or 1-800-SBC-VOTE.
If voters of the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District do not receive their ballot by May 8, they are encouraged to contact the County Elections Office for further direction.
Questions related to the bond measure should be directed to Chief Mike Mingee, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District at 805-566-2450.