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The period for requesting vote-by-mail ballots for this election ends on Tuesday, May 31. Applications to vote by mail must be received by the ROV office no later than 5 p.m. on May 31.

Voters who are ill or will be away on Election Day may also designate, in writing, another person to pick up their ballot before the election.

Voters with questions concerning Vote by Mail voting should call the Registrar of Voters, Vote by Mail Section at 272-6973.

The Board of Education has placed a bond measure on the November ballot that, if passed, would generate nearly $180 million in funding to upgrade Alameda’s schools. As detailed in the most recent language, the money would be used for core needs such as “improving earthquake safety,” “improving heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical systems,” and “replacing leaky roofs.”

I am a retired teacher and professor who taught for 43 years at the junior high school, community college and university levels, mostly at Merritt College in Oakland and Berkeley City College in Berkeley (formerly Vista College). In all that time, I have never met a school bond approval or sales or parcel tax increase that I did not support and vote for — until now!