The Elections Calendar Page

One of the sta­tic pages I’ve added to the blog is an elec­tions cal­en­dar for stan­dard elec­tion dates in California. As a spread­sheet it can dy­nam­i­cally up­date it­self to show how many days to a dead­line.

Here’s a con­crete use for it. I know my school dis­trict (West Contra Costa USD) is think­ing of putting a par­cel tax on the bal­lot for June. By look­ing at the cut-off date and com­par­ing it with the cal­en­dar for the dis­trict board meet­ings (in this case here), I can see that the school board has these reg­u­lar meet­ings in which to vote for putting a par­cel tax on the bal­lot for June 5:

February 15
March 7

March 7 is very close to the March 9 dead­line, so a de­ci­sion would likely oc­cur on Feb. 15 or a spe­cial meet­ing.