Today is Election Day in Nevada County and all around California, and while many of you have voted already, there are plenty of options for those of you who haven’t. County Assistant Clerk Recorder Natalie Adona reminds us there are eight vote centers scattered around the county…
If you are a No Party Preference Voter and want to vote in the Democratic primary, you’ll need to go to a vote center to do that. You can also register to vote at a vote center, and then cast a ballot. Other options include several drop boxes around the county. You have until 8pm to do that, or, Adona says, it’s not too late to put your ballot in the mail…
Those ballots will be counted, but will not be reflected in tonight’s vote count, if that’s important to you. Polls (open at 7am, and) close at 8pm.
The big race is the primary for President of course, but there are some local races. Six candidates are vying for three seats on the Nevada City City Council, and there are three candidates for Nevada County Supervisor in District One. Several other races have one candidate running unopposed. Those are for the Nevada County Board of Supervisors in districts two and five, two Superior Court judges, and the City Clerk of Nevada City.
There are also two local ballot measures. Measure I is in the Higgins Fire District which is a parcel tax increase to fund added fire protection. That measure needs two-thirds approval. Measure J is a bond in the Penn Valley Unified School District. It needs 55 percent of the vote to pass.
There are three races that fall under California’s “top two” primary system. One of them is for U-S Congress, where Democrat Audrey Denney knows she doesn’t have to beat incumbent Doug LaMalfa today…
There are four other candidates in that race, including Democrat Rob Lydon, Republican Kenneth Swanson who is running a write-in campaign, and independents Gregory Cheadle and Joseph LeTourneau the Fourth. There are three candidates each for State Senate District One and State Assembly District One, with the top two moving on to November. The Senate candidates are Brian Dahle, Pamela Swartz, and Linda Kelleher, and maybe the most contentious race is for Assembly, between Republican Megan Dahle, Democrat Elizabeth Betancourt, and Independent Paul Dhanuka.