Nevada County elections office preps for June 3 primary
Our office is now preparing for the June 3, 2008 statewide primary. As always, our office encourages Nevada County residents to vote. May 19 is the close of registration for the June election. Early voting at the Rood Center begins May 5.Voter information pamphlets have a new look for the primary. We hope these changes will assist voters in identifying their assigned polling place as it is subject to change with each election. Your assigned polling place will be on the front page of the pamphlet in a salmon-colored box. The pamphlets will be mailed to each registered voter in Nevada County about May 12.Voters that have requested permanent vote-by-mail status and those who live in a mail only precinct will receive their pamphlet with their ballot beginning the week of May 5. If you are a permanent vote-by-mail voter or placed in a mail only precinct, you always have the option of voting at a polling place.Just bring your mail ballot to any polling place and you will be able to vote at that polling place. A list of all Nevada County polling places is in your pamphlet.Voters registered as nonpartisan have the option of requesting a Democratic or Republican party ballot for the June 3 election. Postcards offering this option have already been sent to nonpartisan voters who will be voting by mail. Voters affiliated with a party must re-register to their preferred party to vote in their preferred partys primary.Pursuant to election code 8004, there will be no ballots printed for the American Independent, Green, Libertarian or Peace and Freedom parties because they have no candidates in Nevada County jurisdictions. We have developed a couple of useful tools for our voters. After listening, and in response to various concerns, mail voters may now confirm their ballot has been received by going to http://www.mynevadacounty.com/elections/. Voters that do not have Internet access may call 530-265-1298 or toll-free at 888-395-1298.Also, voters who wish to vote at the polls on election day may look up their assigned polling place for the June 3 primary beginning May 5 by visiting http://www.mynevadacounty.com/elections/. If you have any questions or need more information, please call our office at 265-1298. Gregory J. Diaz is the Nevada County clerk-recorder/registrar of voters.