FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 14, 2012 –
West Sacramento’s school board has chosen Tuesday, March 5, as the day to hold a special election for an existing school board vacancy.
Sandra Vargas, former member of the board, resigned in August to create the vacancy. The resignation came too late for the position to be added to last week’s regular election ballot.
The remainder of the board then solicited applicants and chose resident Elizabeth Bagdazian to fill the remaining two-years-plus of Vargas’s term.
But a coalition of local residents, supported by Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, circulated a petition calling for the appointment to be overturned and the vacant seat to go before a vote. State law allows for such a petition.
The trustees of the Washington Unified School District chose to make the special election an “all mail” ballot — a cheaper option than the usual election with polling places. Yolo County is part of a pilot program that allows for some mail-only voting in California.
Those interested in running for the vacant seat have until Dec. 7 to file. They may pick up forms at the Yolo County Elections Office, 625 Court Street, Room B05 in Woodland. For information, call the elections office at (530) 666-8133.
You can support local journalism, support this website, and see all the News-Ledger’s articles every week! Subscribe to the News-Ledge newspaper. It’s only $20 per year within West Sacramento – once a week, delivered to your mailbox.
You can even try it for free for two months if you live in West Sacramento. Just send your name and mailing address to FreeTrial@news-ledger.com (offer open to new subscribers in West Sacramento ZIP codes 95691 & 95605).
Copyright News-Ledger 2012