A number of Alameda County measures near approval, but few uncounted ballots remain

Six ballot measures in Alameda County, primarily involving school parcel taxes and school bonds, are at or near the cusp of thresholds needed for passage. But with only provisional ballots remaining to be counted, as of Tuesday afternoon, time is running out.

2020 march primary logo drop shadowTwo sit just over one-tenth of a percent over the two-thirds majority threshold. Two others are just percentages below the same mark.

Oakland’s Measure Q, a parcel tax for maintenance of city parks, additional funding for the homeless, among other beneficiaries, stormed from the low 60 percent range to just a tad over two thirds in recent days. Measure Q has support from 66.88 percent of voters, as of Monday evening’s updated election tallies.

Similarly, Alameda County Fire Department’s Measure D bond measure steadily increased its support in recent days and now sits at 66.81 percent.

Several school district measures have also risen closer to two-thirds, and are on the doorstep towards passage. Alameda’s Measure A school parcel tax reached its highest amount of support since last Tuesday’s primary at 66.46 percent.

Castro Valley’s Measure I parcel tax, however, is less likely to pass two-thirds, despite a strong late run. Support for Measure I is at 64.43 percent, as of Monday evening.

One East County school bond measure aiming at a 55 percent majority threshold for passage appears in the clear, while another is crossing its fingers. Dublin’s Measure J school bond clocked in at 56.99 percent, Monday, while Sunol Glen’s Measure O school bond measure is at 54.05 percent.

However, results in the small unincorporated Sunol area could fluctuate wildly because of the low number of voters. Support for Measure O is currently 167 votes to 142.