Sample Ballot Information….Last day to Register to Vote for

Placer County voters in Assembly District 4 and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District should start checking their mailboxes for the March 8, 2011 Special Consolidated Primary Election. Sample ballot pamphlets will begin to mail on January 27, 2011.

The sample ballot pamphlet will provide voters with important information about the Assembly 4th District race to be voted on this election. In addition, your polling place location is listed on the back cover of your sample ballot pamphlet. If you are a permanent vote-by-mail voter or if you reside in a mail ballot precinct, your
pamphlet will read Permanent Vote-by-Mail Voter or Mail Ballot Precinct in the polling place location area of the pamphlet.

For voters who are not permanent vote-by-mail voters and voters who do not reside in a mail ballot precinct, the back cover of the sample ballot pamphlet can be used as a vote-by-mail ballot application. Simply sign the form and return it to the Placer County Office of Elections. Remember, if you are a Permanent Vote-by-Mail Voter, a request for a vote-by-mail ballot is not necessary. You will automatically receive your ballot in the mail.

If you do not receive your sample ballot pamphlet by February 16, 2011 or if you misplace your sample ballot pamphlet, please contact the Office of Elections at 530-886-5650 or toll-free in California, 1-800-824-8683, for a duplicate sample ballot pamphlet.

Visit the Office of Elections website at Placer Elections [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=dga5ilcab&et=1104534249681&s=8985&e=001ZvoTl4BSr29dZwi6e6EKnbUQFARTDiBVeNBKH8N2POClSS6RH7Qj5W776Ok6ee-JXaaGbb3t4_CDo4K1mM8LWioSQ9KcuOjYjWdfmj7uH5BIY0EvDUk2DQ==]
for more information, polling place locations or on the upcoming election.

Remember to Vote!

The March 8, 2011 Special Consolidated Primary Election gives voters an opportunity to choose a candidate to fill the vacancy in Assembly District 4. Voters in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District will also be voting on whether or not to continue a special tax.

“It is important for voters to take advantage of the voting rights that allow them to make decisions about who holds political power,” said Jim McCauley, Placer County Registrar of Voters. “Voters who fail to practice their right to vote are allowing others to make decisions for them – and they may not be making the decision that you would.” In order to become educated on the election, you can review the sample
ballot pamphlet sent to you by the Placer County Office of Elections. And then, of course you need to show up and vote.

Voters have two options in casting their ballots. They can vote at the polls or by mail. You can find your polling place on the back cover of your Placer County sample ballot pamphlet, on the Placer County Office of Elections website at Placer Elections [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=dga5ilcab&et=1104534249681&s=8985&e=001ZvoTl4BSr29dZwi6e6EKnbUQFARTDiBVeNBKH8N2POClSS6RH7Qj5W776Ok6ee-JXaaGbb3t4_CDo4K1mM8LWioSQ9KcuOjYjWdfmj7uH5BIY0EvDUk2DQ==],
or by calling the Office of Elections at 530-886-5650.

Polling places open at 7 AM on Election Day and close at 8 PM, allowing plenty of time for voters to stop by during the day. If a voter chooses to vote by mail, the Placer County Office of Elections needs to receive the vote-by-mail ballot request by March 1, 2011 to mail a ballot to the voter. After that date, voters will need to go to the Office
of Elections at 2956 Richardson Drive to pick up a ballot over the counter. The Office of Elections will be open 9 AM to 4 PM the Saturday and Sunday before Election Day. The Office of Elections will also be open from 7 AM to 8 PM on Election Day.

For more information, please the contact the Placer County Office of Elections at 530-886-5650 or toll-free in California at 1-800-824-8683, or go to their website,
Placer Elections [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=dga5ilcab&et=1104534249681&s=8985&e=001ZvoTl4BSr29dZwi6e6EKnbUQFARTDiBVeNBKH8N2POClSS6RH7Qj5W776Ok6ee-JXaaGbb3t4_CDo4K1mM8LWioSQ9KcuOjYjWdfmj7uH5BIY0EvDUk2DQ==].

Feb. 22 – Last Day to Register to Vote For March 8 Election

The last day to register to vote for the March 8, 2011 Special Election is February 22, 2011. Registration forms may be picked up at all post offices and libraries in Placer County or online at www.sos.ca.gov. To further assist Placer County voters,
voter registration forms will be placed outside the Placer County Office of Elections
entrance at 2956 Richardson Drive, Auburn, on February 22nd until 12:00 AM (midnight).
Completed registration forms will be processed the next morning. In addition, completed
registration forms can be placed in the secure, drive-up drop-off box located in
front of the Office of Elections.

To provide better service to voters, the Placer County Office of Elections will
be open for business the weekend prior to the Election: March 5th and 6th, 9:00
AM to 4:00 PM. Elections staff will be available on these days to process vote-by-mail
requests and issue vote-by-mail ballots over the counter. Voters may call 530-886-5650
or toll-free in California, 1-800-824-8683, with questions regarding the upcoming
election.

“This department is always looking for ways to be more accessible to the voters
of the county. That is why I began weekend service more than fifteen years ago,”
said Jim McCauley, Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters. “We hope weekend
hours enable even more people to take advantage of vote-by-mail voting and have
their voices heard.”

Voters may register to vote, find their polling place, and find out election results
on the Office of Elections website at Placer Elections [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=dga5ilcab&et=1104534249681&s=8985&e=001ZvoTl4BSr29dZwi6e6EKnbUQFARTDiBVeNBKH8N2POClSS6RH7Qj5W776Ok6ee-JXaaGbb3t4_CDo4K1mM8LWioSQ9KcuOjYjWdfmj7uH5BIY0EvDUk2DQ==].

Office of Elections Jim McCauley

2956 Richardson Drive, Auburn CA 95603

530-886-5650 or toll-free in California 800-824-8683

E-mail: election@placer.ca.gov