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Here's a look at some of the issues and races on the ballot for the Nov. 5 election, as well as links to help you find your polling place and get election results. Polls close at 8 p.m.

STANISLAUS COUNTY

  • County board of education seats in areas two and five.
  • School board seats in the Denair, Gratton, Hart-Ransom, Knights Ferry, Oakdale, Riverbank, Turlock and Valley Home school districts.
  • Board seats in the Denair and Keyes community service districts, the Burbank-Paradise Fire Protection District and the Modesto, Patterson and Turlock irrigation districts.

Ceres

  • Two City Council seats.

Modesto

  • Measure X, a six-year, 1% sales tax to pay for city services.
  • Measure V, a recommendation that sewer services be extended to the airport neighborhood. Measure V is advisory and non-binding.
  • City Council seats in districts two, four and five.
  • Five city school board seats.

Waterford

  • Measure W, which would create a Community Facilities District to pay for streetlights, traffic signals and landscaping. It would replace two existing assessment districts.
  • A City Council seat.

Get results after polls close: http://www.stanvote.com/past-results/results.htm

Find your polling place: http://qa.co.stanislaus.ca.us/ElectionsWeb/pollLocate.jsp

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY

Stockton

  • Measure A, a 3/4-cent sales tax to pay for safety and law enforcement services and to help the city recover from bankruptcy.
  • Measure B, a recommendation that the city use 65 percent of the money raised through Measure A to pay for its Marshall Plan on Crime. The remainder of the money would be used to help the city recover from bankruptcy. Measure B is advisory and non-binding.

Get results after polls close: http://www.sjcrov.org/results.html

Find your polling place: http://www.sjcrov.org/poll_samples/pollplac.htm

MERCED COUNTY

  • Seats on local irrigation district and water boards.

Merced

  • City mayor.
  • Three City Council seats.
  • Measure J, which would consolidate mayor and City Council elections with statewide elections.

Los Banos

  • Measure K, which would allow the city to continue to use a portion of a sales tax to pay for safety forces.

Find your polling place: http://apps.co.merced.ca.us/VoterPolling/pages/AddressLookup.aspx

EL DORADO COUNTY

  • School board seats in the Gold Oak, Pioneer and Placerville school districts.
  • Seats on the Grizzly Flats and Hillwood community service districts, the Rescue Fire Protection District and the El Dorado Irrigation District.

Get results after polls close: http://elections.edcgov.us/results.fwx

Find your polling place: http://elections.edcgov.us/poll_list.fwx

SOLANO COUNTY

  • Two school board seats in the Travis school district.

Vallejo

  • Four City Council seats
  • Measure E, which would consolidate general city elections with statewide elections.

Get results after polls close: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=17073

Find your polling place: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/rov/november_6th_2012_general_election/pollinglookup.asp

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