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April 11, 2023
Registered voters living in Area 5 of Benicia (see below for a map) — this is your reminder to VOTE in the Area 5 Special Benicia Unified School District Trustee Vacancy Election TODAY. According to the Solano County Registrar of Voter’s (ROV) website, the first update with election results will be at 8:15 pm today.
Ballot drop boxes and in-person voting locations
In-person voting is taking place at Matthew Turner Elementary from 7 am to 8 pm. Mail-in ballots can still be dropped off at any location below (including Turner Elementary) during the listed times.
Matthew Turner Elementary (540 Rose Dr., Benicia)
- TUESDAY — VOTE IN PERSON or drop off your mail-in ballot between 7 am and 8 am.
Benicia Pedrotti Ace Hardware (830 Southampton Rd., Benicia)
- TUESDAY — Drop off between 8 am to 6 pm.
Solano County Registrar of Voters (675 Texas St., Fairfield)
- TUESDAY — Drop off in the 24-hour drop box on Union Ave., but note that the ROV will likely close the box by 8 pm.
A vote for Ariana Martinez is a vote for our kids
If you’ve been following along, you may know that the Benicia Independent has endorsed Ms. Martinez. Ms. Martinez has also been endorsed by the following organizations and officials:
- Benicia Teacher’s Association
- Napa-Solano Central Labor Council
- California State Senator Bill Dodd
- Benicia Mayor Steve Young
- Benicia Vice-Mayor Terry Scott
- Benicia City Council Member Kari Birdseye
- Solano County Board of Supervisor Monica Brown
- Benicia Unified School Board President Sheri Zada
- Benicia Unified School Board Member Mark Maselli
- Benicia Unified School Board Member Dr. Gethsemane Moss
- Former Benicia Unified School Board Member Andre Stewart
- Former Benicia Unified Board Member Gary Wing
- Former Benicia Unified School Board Member Gary Wing
- Former Benicia City Council Member Dan Smith
- Solano County Office Associate Superintendent of Human Resources and Educator Effectiveness Michael Minahen
- Fairfield-Suisun Unified District School Board Member Jack Flynn
- California School Employee Association Benicia Chapter 1096
Ms. Martinez is a Bay Area native, Benicia High School graduate, and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with hands-on experience in the areas of cognitive psychology, social sciences, organizational development, and education. Read more about Ms. Martinez at www.ariana4busd.com.
Only residents of Area 5 may vote in this special election (see map below).
*BUSD Area 5 includes: Mathew Turner School, Lake Herman, Water’s End areas. Click on map to enlarge. Area 5 is in purple.
More information on this matter can be found by searching online for “Important Message From BUSD Governing Board re: Trustee Area 5 Appointment and Petition“.
Earlier on BenIndy:
- Candidate Ariana Martinez racks up more high-profile endorsements before April 11 Special Election | April 5, 2023
- Benicia Teachers Association endorses Ariana Martinez for Area 5 School Board race | March 8, 2023
- Betty Lucas: “Ariana Martinez has more experience working with a wide range of children than any other candidate” | January 24, 2023
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