Clerk says final tally of races due on Dec. 5 |

Clerk says final tally of races due on Dec. 5

Voters looking for results in close races can expect the final tally Dec. 5, County Clerk-Recorder Kathleen Smith said.

Smith’s Dec. 5 deadline will enable the Grass Valley City Council to seat its two new members during the council’s Dec. 12th meeting at City Hall.

Smith’s office has 28 days to verify and check all ballots, including provisional ballots, military and overseas ballots, and ballots damaged during the tabulation process.

Although official results won’t be available until a month after today’s election, Smith said she will issue a statement on Friday detailing how many ballots remain to be counted in each precinct, giving an idea of how many votes could affect the outcome of a tight race.

While hand counting ballots requires extra time, new technology at the polling stations should speed up election night results, according to Smith.

Every polling location will have an optical scanning unit that will scan all paper ballots as they’re submitted, said Smith.

The scanners “give voters the opportunity to be notified of an ‘over vote’ and speeds up our results on election night,” said Smith, describing how a mistake on a ballot would be detected immediately so that a voter could tear up the ballot and fill out a new one. Smith also noted that while the scanners have been used at election headquarters for the past 15 years, this is the first time they will be at every location.


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Candidates list

Superior Court Judge Seat No. 1

Vote for one:

Tom Anderson

Ray Shine

Penn Valley Fire Protection District

Vote for two:

Larry Bailey

Bill Neville

Rick Nolle

Twin Ridges Elementary School District

Vote for two:

Mindi Morton

DeOnne Noel

Sandra Ventura Scott

Nevada Joint Union High School District (TA1)

Vote for one:

Mary Anne Davis

Corinne Parilo

Nevada Joint Union High School District (TA2)

Vote for one:

Jim Adams

Georgie A. Coulter

Sierra Joint Community College District (TA5)

Vote for one:

Sunday Cannedy

Edward Diggs

William “Bill” Kirby

Bill Martin

Lamont Royer

Sierra Joint Community College District (TA6)

Vote for one:

Martin Harmon

Nancy Palmer

Grass Valley City Council

Vote for two:

Dan Miller

Terry Lamphier

Chauncey B. Poston

Board of Equalization Member, District 2

Vote for one:

Bill Leonard Ð Rep.

Willard Del Michlin Ð Lib.

Richard R. Perry Ð Peace

Tim Raboy Ð Dem.

US Senate

Vote for one:

Todd Chretien – Green

Marsha Feinland – Peace

Dianne Feinstein Ð Dem.

Don J. Grundmann – Independent

Michael S. Metti Ð Lib.

Richard “Dick” Mountjoy

US Representative, District 4

Vote for one:

Charlie Brown Ð Dem.

John T. Doolittle Ð Rep.

Dan Warren Ð Lib.


Vote for one:

Phil Angelides Ð Dem.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Ð Rep.

4th Senate District

Vote for one:

Samuel Aanestad Ð Rep.

Tony Munroe Ð Lib.

Paul R. Singh Ð Dem.

Robert Vizzard Ð Green

3rd Assembly District

Vote for one:

Michael “Mickey” Harrington Ð Dem.

Rick Keene Ð Rep.

Measure S

City of Nevada City

One-half cent sales tax Ð Transportation improvements.

Measure T

City of Grass Valley

One-half cent sales tax Ð Transportation improvements.

Measure U

Penn Valley Fire Protection District

Increase appropriations limit to retain and expend a sum equal to all revenues generated and received by district.

– Nevada County Elections Office

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