The Nov. 6 election is coming up and there is more at stake than the votes for California governor and representatives at the federal level. Along with the Measure B Cannabis Initiative, Plumas County voters will also be deciding on the direction local districts and governments will take in their leadership.
The upcoming election will provide voters with the opportunity to elect members of seven different local district boards. The district’s board positions up for election are with the Feather River Community College District, Plumas Unified School District, Sierra-Plumas Joint Unified School District, Eastern Plumas Health Care District, Indian Valley Health Care District, Plumas District Hospital and Seneca Health Care District. In addition, the voters in Portola will elect new city council members.
According to the Plumas County Elections Office, all potential candidates for each district board or city government position must reside in the district boundaries, specified trustee area or city limits in order to be eligible for the position.
If any person is interested in running for a position, they should submit a Declaration of Candidacy form to the Elections Office in the county courthouse in Quincy. Declaration forms will be accepted until Aug. 10. Forms for filing for the Portola offices and positions should be submitted to the city clerk’s office in Portola.
If no incumbents file for an individual position within a district, the filing deadline will be extended to Aug. 15 for that district position.
The local elections ballot will also include the Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Ordinance Measure “B.” The measure, referred to as MAUCO, is an ordinance that permits the growth and sale of commercial cannabis in Plumas County.
Arguments for and against Measure B have been submitted and are available for the public’s review on the Plumas County Elections Division website. Rebuttals to the arguments can be submitted to the county clerk’s office up until 5 p.m. tonight, Aug. 1. The public can continue to review those rebuttals until Aug. 10.
Plumas County does not have any polling places and votes through mail-in ballots only. Voters are advised to correct any address information or registration issues before the ballots are issued at the end of October. Questions can be directed to the County Clerk-Recorder Elections Office at (844) 676-VOTE.