Special election for state Assembly District 1 is Tuesday, Nov. 5

Mike Parker with county information systems sets up the voting system at the Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley. A special election between Elizabeth Betancourt and Megan Dahle will be held between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. today. People can vote at Grass Valley's Gold Miners Inn, the Eric Rood Administrative Center and Truckee Town Hall.
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Voters will decide today who becomes the next representative for state Assembly District 1.

Democrat Elizabeth Betancourt and Republican Megan Dahle are vying to represent the nine-county district, which includes Nevada County. The winner will take the seat of former Assemblyman Brian Dahle, husband of Megan Dahle, who won a special election earlier this year for a state Senate seat.

Nevada County voters can cast a ballot in person from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at one of three vote centers: Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City; Truckee Town Hall, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee; and the Gold Miners Inn, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley.

“Gold Miners’ typically has drawn in more people,” said Natalie Adona, assistant clerk-recorder/registrar of voters.

Voters also can mail in their ballots, bring them to a vote center or drop them off at one of several designated spots.

People can drop off their ballots before 8 p.m. today at the following:

Truckee Town Hall, open 24 hours daily, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee

Save Mart, open daily, 6 a.m. to midnight, 11399 Deerfield Drive, Truckee

Eric Rood Administrative Center parking lot, open 24 hours daily: 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City

SPD Market, open daily, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., 129 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley

Save Mart, open daily, 6 a.m. to midnight, 12054 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley

Gold Miners Inn, open 24 hours daily, 121 Bank St., Grass Valley

Holiday Market, open daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., 11324 Pleasant Valley Road, Penn Valley

Holiday Market, open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., 10952 Combie Road, South County

To contact City Editor Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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