San Diego County

Education Matters: The question of ballot language legality

Many ballot statements for local tax measures presented to voters last November were illegal, according to a letter signed by a coalition of 22 individuals statewide.

The group challenged the legality of ballot language in San Diego County and 34 additional California counties.

Dated November 28, 2018, the letter pertaining to San Diego County was addressed to Michael Vu, San Diego County Registrar of Voters, and to Thomas Montgomery, San Diego County counsel.

The subject was a “demand not to certify elections due to offenses against the elective franchise.”

Of the 20 measures challenged, 11 were school bond measures – 10 of which passed. Only Bonsall’s Measure...