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Uncle Sam needs you – for a polling place

Schools, churches, public halls, businesses and private residences all can be suitable polling places during an election – and the Nevada County Elections Office is looking for new recruits.

It’s a great way to participate in the community, advertise your presence and meet your neighbors, and the elections office provides all the training necessary in time for the Nov. 4 general election.

New polling places particularly are needed in the areas of Lake Wildwood, Smartsville, Chicago Park and Alta Sierra.

Potential polling places need to be accessible for voters with disabilities, have enough space to set up several voting booths, electronic voting equipment and tables and chairs.

It also must have enough room to accommodate what is anticipated to be heavy voter turnout for the November balloting.

Potential polling places also should either be able to be secured or have a locked storage area (such as a closet or room) to keep voting equipment starting one to five days before the election and up to two days following the election.

Rental rates, if required, are negotiable per facility.

If you are interested in offering your location as a polling place, contact the county elections office at 265-1298 or toll-free at 888-395-1298 for more information.

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