Placer County to host election workshop | SierraSun.com

Placer County to host election workshop

David Bunker
Sierra Sun

There will be 180 Placer County positions up for election this Nov. 7, and Placer County officials will be in Tahoe City on Tuesday to help prospective candidates navigate the requirements to get on the ballot this fall.

Placer County Registrar of voters Jim McCauley, a successful political candidate, a campaign consultant and a member of the media will all be on hand to answer questions and offer suggestions for candidates or individuals undecided about running in November.

“It’s something we do to try to demystify the [election] process,” said Robin Bjerke, with the Placer County Elections Office. “We do it so people aren’t intimidated.”

Seats up for election include board positions at the North Tahoe Public Utility District, the Tahoe City Public Utility District and the Truckee Tahoe Airport District. School board and fire protection district openings will also be on the ballot.

Candidate filing for the November election begins on July 17 and closes on Aug. 11.

The meeting will review financial disclosure requirements, campaigning techniques, and how to deal with the media. The general public and candidate supporters are also invited to attend.

For more information go to http://www.placer.ca.gov/elections or call 886-5650.




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