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Emergency ballots available

Staff reports

Voters who are unable to go to the polls Tuesday due to an emergency may obtain special absentee ballots at Nevada County Superior Court, 10075 Levon Avenue, Suite 301 in Truckee.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot was Oct. 31, but under special circumstances voters can receive absentee ballots in the seven days leading up to the election.

“We are reaching out to voters who are unable to go to their regular polling place because they recently became ill, disabled or confined in a hospital or nursing home, or perhaps they just learned they must make an emergency trip out of town on Election Day,” says Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Lorraine Jewett-Burdick.

A registered voter or an authorized representative of that voter may apply for a special absentee ballot from Court Services Supervisor Helen Miller or Court Services Assistant Becky Craig between 8 a.m. and noon, and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. through Election Day.

The voter’s completed and signed absentee ballot must be returned to the court by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 or delivered to any Nevada County polling place between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Election Day. For more information, call the courts at 582-7837.


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