My Turn: How Nevada County stands at the polls
First of all, the office of the Nevada County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season and a very prosperous New Year.Ultimately, we are in the numbers business, so I would like to take the opportunity to share some numbers with you. This makes for great conversation at holiday parties.California has six qualified political parties, as well as voters registered as declined to state. The qualified parties are Democrat, Republican, American Independent, Peace and Freedom and Green. For purposes of brevity, the statistics show only the top three categories. Nevada County Voter Affiliation Statistics, countywide totals: Democrat: 19,460 Republican: 25,391 Decline to State: 11,133 Total countywide registered voters: 59,896 Total countywide vote by mail voters: 25,886Supervisorial District 1: Democrat: 4,780 Republican: 5,369 Decline to State: 2,428Supervisorial District 2: Democrat: 3,580 Republican: 7,009 Decline to State: 1,911Supervisorial District 3: Democrat: 3,837 Republican: 4,439 Decline to State: 2,025Supervisorial District 4: Democrat: 3,857 Republican: 5,737 Decline to State: 2,264Supervisorial District 5 (Truckee and eastern county): Democrat: 3,406 Republican: 2,837 Decline to State: 2,505Town of Truckee: Democrat: 2,798 Republican: 2,242 Decline to State: 2,090City of Grass Valley: Democrat: 2,304 Republican: 2,395 Decline to State: 1,247City of Nevada City: Democrat: 808 Republican: 553 Decline to State: 403Unincorporated area: Democrat: 13,550 Republican: 20,201 Decline to State: 7,393Democracy is hiring! The 2008 Poll Worker application is available at http://www.mynevadacounty.com/elections or by calling us at (530) 265-1298 or 1-888-395-1298.If you move, change your name or party affiliation, law requires you to re-register. Deadline to register for the Presidential Primary Election to be held on Feb. 5, 2008 is Jan. 22, 2008.Gregory Diaz is the clerk-recorder for Nevada County. He is based in Nevada City.