I am so grateful to see that Measure S passed so overwhelmingly and extended the sales tax surcharge to support the Stanislaus County Library system for the next 12 years. Now, we can maintain what is in place, and plan for more services over the next decade or so.
I am sorry to see this election had such a poor turnout. Most voted by mail. Yes, this was an off-year election, but this was an extremely very poor turnout of voters.
Most voters who mail in ballots tend to do so early. Measure S was promoted very well, but the mailers I got arrived two weeks after I had returned my ballot. I can only imagine that there were thousands like me who received their campaign literature long after the ballots were mailed in.
We need to vote in every election to make certain that the decisions we made at the ballot box count for something. Failure to participate means someone else will make the decisions for you, and you might not like it.
Daniel Marsh, Modesto