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Nevada County voters should check vote-by-mail ballots

The Nevada County elections office has received three inquiries about incomplete vote-by-mail ballots, issues that have since been addressed, officials said.

Two people contacted the elections office early this week about receiving only one page of their ballot, and a third called Thursday.

Melissa Ramsey, the most recent caller, said her ballot had top-of-the-ticket races, but only six of the 17 statewide initiatives.

Sandy Sjoberg, assistant county clerk-recorder/registrar of voters, said the problem stemmed from when the envelopes were stuffed at the printers. She encouraged anyone with ballot problems to contact her office at 530-265-1298.

“The page just didn’t get stuffed in the ballot,” she added.

Nov. 1 is the last day officials can issue vote-by-mail ballots.

The elections office issued new ballots to the first two callers. Ramsey said she intends to visit the elections office today and get her new ballot.

All California polls will open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 for the general election. Voters across the country will choose a new president. In California voters will pick a new U.S. senator, all U.S. representatives and decide on 17 statewide ballot measures.

Nevada County voters have school, fire and water district board positions to fill, as well as three local initiatives.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.


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