NORTH PACHECO -- The county elections division on Wednesday mailed voter information pamphlets that should have been sent out with the ballots for a special election on Martinez's annexation of North Pacheco.
The elections division on Monday mailed 150 ballots to voters who live in the proposed annexation area, but without the pamphlet that includes arguments for and against Measure T. Voters can find the information online at www.cocovote.us.
Ballots are due at the elections department at 555 Escobar St. in Martinez by 8 p.m. on Aug. 28. Voters can drop off their own ballots on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Martinez leaders want to annex 111 acres along Interstate 680 from Highway 4 north to the BNSF railroad overcrossing. Residents who believe annexation would lead to poorly maintained roads, longer police response times and higher property taxes forced the city to hold an election.
Lisa P. White covers Martinez and Pleasant Hill. Contact her at 925-943-8011. Follow her at Twitter.com/lisa_p_white.