Press Release – North Pacheco Annexation Election
The Martinez City Council, through Resolution No. 053-12 adopted on May 16, 2012, has called for an all "mailed ballot" Special Municipal Election for the proposed North Pacheco Annexation to be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012. The voter pamphlet, together with the ballot, will be mailed by the Contra Costa County Elections Division to each qualified registered voter within the affected territory not earlier than July 30, 2012, and not later than August 18, 2012, in accordance with California Elections Code 4101.
The Martinez City Clerk has set the dates and times that arguments and rebuttals are due. The deadline for submission of primary arguments for and against the measure is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012 at the City Clerk's Office, located at 525 Henrietta Street in Martinez. Primary arguments shall not exceed 300 words in length, with a limit of five (5) authors. Rebuttal arguments are due to the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012, and shall not exceed 250 words in length, with the same limit of five (5) authors. Pursuant to the Government Code, only one argument for and one argument against the measure shall be selected by the City Clerk for printing in the ballot pamphlet.
The Martinez City Clerk has also set the public examination period of June 12, 2012 through June 21, 2012, during regular business hours at the City Clerk’s Office, for reviewing any impartial analysis, direct argument, and/or rebuttal arguments filed under authority of the Government Code and/or Elections Code.
For more information, and to obtain complete filing instructions, official forms, and format guidelines, please contact the Martinez City Clerk’s Office at (925) 372-3512.