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Paltry turnout forecast for Placer County election Tuesday

AUBURN CA - Most Placer County voters could be greeting Tuesday?s election with a big yawn, projections from elections chief Jim McCauley are suggesting. If McCauley?s projection t ...

New election laws cumbersome for Placer

AUBURN CA - Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley said Tuesday that, early in the election season, his office has been sorting out state mandates and new election rules. “La ...

Assembly special election a waste? Some voters thought so

Simmering voter unhappiness boiled over on Election Day May 3 and the people who oversee the count say they had never seen anything like it. Ophir resident Gail Reinke was one of ...

Placer County’s District 4 Assembly turnout sinks to new lows

In terms of turnout, the District 4 Assembly election on Tuesday was dismal. Placer County elections chief Jim McCauley said that his pre-election forecast was holding up, with vo ...

Low turnout predicted in Assembly District 4 election

The special election to fill the District 4 Assembly seat isn’t so special with Placer County voters. Blaming a possible case of voter fatigue, Placer County’s election chief ...

Wrath on the ballot: $15.85-a-vote special election criticized

A lack of voter interest drove up Placer County’s cost of Tuesday’s special election to more than $15.85 a vote. And many of the Assembly District 4 voters who cast ballots di ...

GOP Gaines says she’s ready for runoff rumble with Democrat Campanale

With the Election Day count almost completed, 4th Assembly District candidate Beth Gaines is holding onto her lead today over fellow Republican John Allard for the second slot on a ...

Assembly candidate Allard loses court challenge against Gaines

A judge has thrown out 4th Assembly District candidate John Allard’s suit over opponent Beth Gaines’ small-business credentials. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy ...

Placer County facing $3.25 million in special election costs this year

The price tag for elections is sky-high in Placer County in 2011. Estimates are that as many as four special elections could take place before the start of summer and cost the cou ...

Tuesday’s election bringing out strong feelings among voters

Auburn’s Norm Johnson will be stepping up to vote Tuesday with red ink on his mind – government red ink. “I don’t like what’s going on,” Johnson said. “People need to ...

Candidate field is a lean one so far in Placer County

The field is far from filled for the Nov. 2 election, sparking Placer County’s elections chief to put a call out for candidates. Jim McCauley, the county clerk and registrar of v ...

Final primary vote count in as Placer County girds for more election battles Nov. 2

The drive toward the Nov. 2 general election has already started in Placer County. With the final vote count from the June 8 primary made official this past week, county elections ...

Duran emerges the clear winner in bitterly fought Roseville supes race

Jack Duran is the winner in a bitterly fought election battle with Rocky Rockholm for the Roseville seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors. But the overall primary electio ...

Low voter turnout could make this worst Election Day ever

Jim McCauley is getting concerned. When all ballots are counted from today’s statewide primary vote, McCauley – Placer County’s elections chief – has a sinking feeling tha ...

June primary race is on: Candidates can take out money-saving petitions

And they’re off. Candidates-to-be in the June 8 primary election are taking their first steps toward that target date by taking out signature-in-lieu petitions. Monday was the ...