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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 ...

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 ...