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   These are a few of the stories you will find in this week's printed newspaper:

  • Lucky dog: After eight harrowing days lost in the Plumas National Forest, a missing Shetland sheepdog was found. He was hungry, tired, cold, scratched, limping on bloody paws and missing some fur. But his tail was wagging.
  • On trial: The trial for a Quincy man accused of inflicting fatal injuries on a toddler in 2013 is scheduled to begin March 12.
  • Moving on: Just days after Plumas District Hospital announced that it couldn’t take over Quincy Nursing & Rehabilitation, several residents of the facility have found new homes.

Special election: Voters can no longer request mail ballots

Ballots must be picked up at county courthouse
Delaine Fragnoli
Managing Editor
12/29/2010

The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the special election Jan. 4 has now passed. Voters who want to vote will have to come to the courthouse in Quincy and pick up a ballot.

Voters may vote at the courthouse, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular polling places will not be used for this special consolidated election. Voters should note the courthouse will be closed Friday, Dec. 31.

Those who cannot make it to Quincy this week to vote can still cast ballots at the courthouse Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 3 – 4. Ballots must be returned to the county elections office by 8 p.m. election day, Jan. 4.

For those who already have vote-by-mail ballots, postal officials recommend they mail their ballots by Dec. 31, at the latest.

For more information, voters should call the elections office at 283-6256.

Despite the busy holiday season, winter weather and the consolidation, election officials are reporting a good turnout so far. As of Dec. 22, the elections division had issued 8,108 vote-by-mail ballots. Of those, 2,930 had been returned, yielding a return of 37 percent.

Marcy DeMartile of the elections division said her office has been receiving between 250 and 700 ballots a day and has been mailing out 30 – 75.

The election features Democrat Ken Cooley against Republican Ted Gaines to fill the state Senate seat vacated by the death of longtime senator Dave Cox.


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