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Elections office moves to Rood Center

Don’t go to the old HEW Building in Nevada City anymore for elections business.

The Nevada County Elections Office is now located on the second floor of the county’s Rood Center government building at 950 Maidu Ave. in Nevada City off Highway 49. The hours remain at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with passport applications accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We’re moving in,” said office employee Abby Kelly this morning.



The elections office was the last tenant of the dilapidated HEW Building the county used for years on Willow Valley Road.

The office will also get a new leader soon to replace Kathleen Smith, who resigned in April after county leaders learned she was working full time at the City of Rio Vista.




The Board of Supervisors will publicly interview Greg Diaz for the county clerk-recorder’s job at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at a special hearing. Diaz, who lost a relatively close race to Smith in June 2006, will be the sole person to be interviewed.

Diaz was picked as the top candidate for the job over five other people, who were screened for the position by a panel of county officials, neighboring county clerk-recorders and a representative from the California Secretary of State’s elections office.

The clerk-recorder handles the county’s vital statistics office, where births, deaths, marriages, business and real estate information are housed. The position is also charged with running the county’s elections office.


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