Sample ballots are in the mail |

Sample ballots are in the mail

Sample ballot booklets for the March 2 primary election are being mailed to Nevada County’s 60,000 registered voters this week.

If voters receive sample ballot booklets mailed to the wrong person or address, they should print on the back page of the Sample Ballot Booklet “Not At This Address” and place the booklet back in the mail. This will help the Elections Office maintain an accurate voter registration database and save tax dollars, the office said in a statement.

Anyone who was registered to vote before the beginning of this month and does not receive a sample ballot by Jan. 30 should call the Elections Office at 265-1298.

Feb. 2 is the deadline to register or re-register to vote and receive election materials for the March 2 primary election. People who register or re-register by Feb. 17 will receive a postcard notifying them they are eligible to vote in the March 2 primary election, but they will not receive a sample ballot book. Those who register after Feb. 17 cannot vote in the March 2 primary.

Sample ballot booklets include statements of qualifications from candidates running in elections, as well as arguments for or against Sierra College Measure E, a $394 million bond request. The sample ballot booklets also indicate where polling places are located or whether the recipient must vote by mail.

State voter pamphlets containing information about presidential, congressional and legislative candidates, and statewide ballot propositions, are mailed to registered voters by the California Secretary of State.

– The Union staff

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