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Candidate filing beginning

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Filing for the November 5, 2002 school district and special district elections in Nevada County begins Monday, July 15 at the Nevada County Elections Office and ends at 5 p.m. on August 9.

Candidates for Truckee Town Council file with the Truckee Town Clerk. The Nevada County Elections Office accepts nomination documents for school district and special district candidates who live in Nevada County. Positions on the ballot in the Truckee area include two members of the board of trustees of Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District, and two members of the board of trustees of Sierra Community College District.

Special district offices to be filled in the Truckee area include four seats on the board of directors of Truckee Fire District, two seats on the board of directors of Truckee Donner Public Utility District, three seats on the board of directors of Truckee Sanitary District, two seats on the board of directors of Donner Summit Public Utility District, two seats on the board of directors of Truckee Tahoe Airport District, three seats on the board of directors of Tahoe Forest Hospital, three seats on the board of directors of Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District, and two seats on the board of directors of Nevada County Resource Conservation District.

Candidates for school district office and special district office must be registered voters and file declarations of candidacy with the Elections Office at the HEW Building, 10433 Willow Valley Road Suite E, Nevada City by the August 9 deadline. No filing fees are required for any office. There is a fee for the optional Candidate’s Statement, which is published in the Sample Ballot Booklet mailed to every registered voter. Candidates who choose to submit a Candidate’s Statement should come prepared with their statement when he/she files nomination documents at the Nevada County Elections Office.

The County Clerk will also accept candidate filing on Wednesday, July 31, from 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Truckee Donner Public Utility District board meeting room.

If an incumbent of any office whose office is to be filled at the November election fails to file for election, there will be an automatic five-day extension until August 14 for all candidates other than the incumbent. If the number of candidates that file for office are equal to or less than the number of offices to be filled, the positions will be filled by appointment. Existing school board members make appointments to their governing boards, and the Nevada County Board of Supervisors makes appointments to special districts.

Anyone who wishes to become a candidate may call the Elections Office toll-free from Truckee at 1-888-395-1298 or consult the Elections Office WEB site at http://www.election.co.nevada.ca.us for further information regarding qualifications and nomination procedures.


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