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Nevada County Readies for 2018 Election Changes

Nevada County is going to change the way it runs elections next year, and county officials are starting to get ready. Clerk Recorder Greg Diaz says there’s one big change in the way people will cast their ballots…

Listen to Greg Diaz

There will also be ‘vote centers’ scattered around the county where people can either drop off their ballot, vote if they want to vote in person, or get help with a voting question. The Elections Department held a meeting on Thursday, and invited about two dozen so-called stakeholders-political activists, members of the media, a representative from the Secretary of State’s office, and others to get some input. Democratic activist Itara O’Connell says she thinks the change is good…

Listen to Itara O’Connell

One Republican activist, Eddie Garcia,  is concerned about voter fraud…

Listen to Eddie Garcia

Ben Avansino with the League of Women Voters says he just wants to make sure the word gets out about the changes…

Listen to Ben Avansino

Many things still need to get worked out, including the location of the vote centers. Nevada County is one of 15 counties in the state selected for this pilot program in 2018. It’s designed to make voting easier, with less expense to the county, fewer poll workers, and less provisional ballots to count after the polls close.

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