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More than a quarter of mail-in ballots returned

More than a quarter of the 43,221 mail-in ballots issued by Nevada County for the Tuesday, Nov. 2, election have been returned to the county’s election office, officials said.

Elections staffers received 12,428 received through Tuesday, said Assistant County Clerk-Recorder Gail Smith. While a bevy of ballots were received Wednesday, a tally wasn’t available as of deadline.

Of those already returned, 5,848 came from registered Republican voters, 4,297 from registered Democrats and 1,753 from voters who declined to state a party affiliation.

Nevada County has 61,426 voters, though it remains unclear how many will turn out for the midterm, Smith said. In 2006, the last midterm election, 69.65 percent, or 43,996 voters of the county’s then-registered 63,164 turned out.

Postage for the two-page mail-in ballots cost 61 cents, though ballots sent in without the proper postage have been accepted.

Visit MyNevadaCounty

.com/elections to check whether a mail-in ballot was received. If you haven’t yet received a ballot, call (530) 265-1298 or visit the office in the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City.

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