March 3 Primary ballots already being returned
A little over a week after the March 3 Primary ballots were mailed Feb. 3, the Plumas County Elections Office reported that more than 1,500 had already been returned.
Plumas has 12,471 registered voters, so roughly 12 percent have returned their ballots.
Registered voters who haven’t received their ballots should call the Plumas County Elections Office at 283-6256. Ballots must be returned to the election’s office by March 3.
They can be hand delivered to the election’s office on the first floor of the county courthouse in Quincy, placed in the convenient dropbox located outside the front of the building, or returned by mail. The election’s office staff will canvass ballots March 6 that have been mailed to verify a March 3 postmark.
In Plumas County, three of the five supervisorial seats are on the ballot: Districts 1, 2 and 4. Check out the regional section of this newspaper for a re-introduction of the candidates in their own words.
Also on the ballot are the races for state assembly and senate, as well as the First Congressional District. Voters will also be asked to vote on Proposition 13, an education bond that will provide facility funding for kindergarten through high school buildings, as well as community colleges and universities.
The Plumas Unified School District board of trustees passed a resolution in favor of this proposition.
The proposition is being confused with the 1970s-era Prop. 13 that impacted property tax. This is a bond, not a change to existing property tax laws. There will be a measure on the November ballot that addresses the original Prop. 13. If passed it would impact commercial, not residential properties.Finally, the presidential primary is on the ballot. The names that appear on a voter’s ballot reflect his or her party affiliation.
Plumas voter breakdown
Democratic Party: 3,524
Republican Party: 5,442
No Party Preference: 2,606
American Independent Party: 633
Green Party: 50
Libertarian Party: 156
Peace and Freedom Party: 39