Primary Polls Are Open for Early Voting

PRIMARY ELECTION
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Vote at your polling place on Election Day.
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

OR

Vote Early
At the County Courthouse
50 W. Fifth Street, Second Floor
Winnemucca, Nevada
May 28-June 10, 2016

EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed for Memorial Day, May 30
Tuesday, May 31, through Friday, June 3
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, June 6, through Wednesday, June 8
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 9, and Friday, June 1 0
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

LAST DAY TO EARLY VOTE IS FRIDAY, JUNE 10.

 

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Notice of Primary Early Voting Schedule

The Humboldt County Clerk’s Office located on the second floor of the Humboldt County Courthouse, 50 w 5th St. Winnemucca, NV will be open for the purpose of allowing registered voters in Humboldt County to vote early on the following dates:

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The Clerk’s Office will be the permanent poling place for Early Voting for ALL precincts (other than designated mailing precincts) in Humboldt County.  Please note that the Clerk’s Office will not be open for Early Voting on the Memorial Day Holiday.  If you have any questions regarding early voting, please contact the Humboldt County Clerk’s Office at (775) 623-6343.

Tami Rae Spero, Humboldt County Clerk and Ex-Ofcicio Registrar of Voters

[This notice was/will be published in the Humboldt Sun on May 20th, May 24th, June 3rd and June 7th, 2016]

Note:  Registration for the primary election will close tomorrow May 24th.  In addition to normal working hours, the Office of the County Clerk will be open for the purpose of registering people to vote today Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Time to Re-Examine Nevada’s Caucus System

RobertaLange01— by Roberta Lange, Chair–NV State Democratic Party

Earlier this year, Nevada voters made their voices heard in the Democratic presidential race. The contest here between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was energetic and hard-fought, a clear reminder of why the country needs an early state with our demographic, regional and cultural diversity.

But despite the substantial innovations the Nevada State Democratic Party incorporated this year, the caucus process remains difficult for too many people. The neighborhood meeting format may have made sense in an earlier time, but it simply doesn’t make as much sense today.

Now is the right time for Nevadans to re-examine our existing caucus system and foster a thoughtful discussion about how we move forward to make this process more convenient and accessible.

Whether it’s shifting to a state-funded primary or substantially revamping the mechanics of the party-run caucuses, we will need to work to protect our priorities as Democrats: to increase voter access and retain our important position in this process as one of the four early states.

Read my op-ed column for the Las Vegas Review-Journal on the history of our presidential caucus and why it’s time to re-examine this system.

We look forward to continuing this conversation and hearing your ideas in the months ahead.

Notice of Close of Voter Registration for the Primary Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that registration for the PRIMARY ELECTION to be held on the 14th day of June 2016, will close on Tuesday, the 24th day of May 2016.

If you are NOT currently registered in Humboldt County, you must register by May 15, 2016, (30 days prior to the election) to vote in the Primary election.  Registering after that date will make you ineligible to vote in the Primary Election on June 14, 2016, UNLESS you can show proof of your residence in Humboldt Country for a period of thirty (30) days prior to the Primary Election or as of May 15, 2016.  In which case, you may register by May 24, 2016, and be able to vote in the June 14, 2016 Primary Election.

Electors may register for the ensuing election by appearing before the County Clerk at her office, by appearing before a Deputy Registrar, or at a voter registration agency office (e.g., DMV), by sending in a “mail-in registration” in the manner provided by law, or by registering online at the NV Secretary of State’s Election Center.

Beginning the 15th day of May 2016 through the 24th day of May 2016, a person may register ONLY by appearing in person at the office of the County Clerk/Registrar or online at the NV Secretary of States Election Center website.

If you have had a name change, you need to re-register.  Also if you have moved since registering, you will need to complete a change of address form or re-register.

In addition to normal working hours, the Office of the County Clerk will be open for the purpose of registering people to vote on Monday, May 23, 2016 an Tuesday, May, 24, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Should you have any questions regarding this Notice, you may contact the Humboldt County Clerk’s Office at (775) 623-6343 or by email at coclerk@hcnv.us.

(County Seal)

Tami Rae Spero, Humboldt County Clerk & Ex-Officio Registrar of Voters
Published in the Humboldt Sun 4/26/2016
Will also be published in the Humboldt Sun on 5/10/2016 and 5/20/2016

It’s Well Passed the Time to Build a Political Pipeline

I picked up the list of candidates who filed to run for political office and was disappointed to see that only five Democrats chose to stand up and put their name on the ballot for elective office.  If we truly want to turn Nevada Blue, the we need to begin building a “political pipeline” of folks who’ve run a campaign, who’ve served in elective office and who’ve begun to build a bit of local name recognition.  The filling period for City offices hasn’t opened yet, the the filing period for county offices opened and has now closed.

Here are the names of those who filed to run for the various county offices:

County Commissioner

  • Kevin Chatfield — Seat A
  • Marlene Brissenden — Seat A
  • Mike Bell — Seat B
  • Denise K Dolphin —Seat B
  • Ken Tipton — Seat D

Hospital District Board Trustee

  • Earnest Fortmann — Seat A
  • Jennifer Hood — Seat A
  • Jodie M Bains — Seat C
  • JoAnn Casalez — Seat C
  • Joel Murphy — Seat C
  • Lewis W Trout — Seat C
  • William ‘Bill’ Hammergren — Seat D
  • Barbara Jacobsen — Seat D
  • Sabrina Lecumberry-Uhlmann — Seat D

School District Board Trustee

  • Boyd Betteridge — Seat C
  • Bruce L. Braginton — Seat D
  • Brenda Olson — Seat E
  • Carrie D Stringham — Seat E

Golconda Fire Department

  • Chris R Carter — Seat C
  • Kate Hardy — Seat C
  • Crystal Yarnell — Seat E

Winnemucca Rural Fire District

  • Stan Cowley — Seat A
  • Virginia ‘Ginx’ Viegut — Seat C

Paradise Valley Fire District

  • Daniel Ferraro — Seat C

These candidates have two weeks from close of filing to withdraw should they change their minds.

Who is Robert Goodman?

None-of-the-Above

In Tuesday’s Primary Election, Robert Goodman won as the Democratic contender opposing Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval in the general election.  He won only because “None of these Candidates” isn’t capable of running, even though receiving nearly 30% of the vote.

No one know’s much about  Goodman and he remains quite the mystery.

He gathered 17,950 votes, or 24.7 percent of the total democratic votes for governor, but that’s the most consequential information we truly know about the man.  He purportedly lives in Clark County, but he’s not a member of the Clark County Democratic Central Committee and has not participated in any of their events.

I’ve only lived in Nevada since 2006, do I don’t have a wealth of Nevada history in my back pocket, but on his website, he claims to have served as Governor Mike O’Callaghan’s (Democratic Governor—>1971-79) Economic Development Director, creating thousands of jobs outside of the state’s gaming industry.  His website also touts all his ties to Asia and how he believes he can capitalize on work already done by our current Lt. Governor to bring jobs and tourists from Asia to Nevada.

In an interview earlier this year, Goodman said he lived in the Philippines, where he had business. But in election filings, he lists a Las Vegas residence, where he says he has lived for a year and that he previously lived in Nevada for 42 years. And, the Las Vegas telephone number that he listed on his filing rings into a recorded message which announced that “this phone does not accept incoming calls.”

Most disturbing or eyebrow raising, depending on your perspective, is that in perusing his financial disclosure statements on file with the Secretary of State’s Office, he reported no income or property. He also reported he has no creditors and that he did not receive any campaign contributions.

So who is he really?  What does he stand for in areas other than just economic development?  Hopefully we’ll soon find out as the general campaign season erupts with activity.

Notice of Close of Voter Registration for Primary Election

vote18NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that registration for the PRIMARY ELECTION to be held on the 10th day of June 2014, will close on Tuesday the 20th day of May 2014.

If you are not currently registered in Humboldt County, you must register by May 9, 2014 (30 days prior to the election) to vote in the Primary Election.  Registering after that date will make you ineligible to vote in the Primary Election on June 10, 2014 unless you can show proof of your residency in Humboldt County for a period of thirty (30) days prior to the Primary Election, or as of May 9, 2014.  In which case, you may register by May 20, 2014, and be able to vote in the June 10, 2014 Primary Election.

Electors may register for the ensuing election by appearing before the County Clerk at her office by appearing before a Deputy Registrar, by sending in a “mail-in registration” in the manner provided by law or by registering online at the NV Secretary of State’s Website.

Beginning the 11th day of May 2014 through the 20th day of May 2014, a person may register only by appearing in person at the office of the County Clerk/Registrar or online at the Nevada Secretary of State’s website.

If you have had a name change, you need to re-register.  Also, if you have moved since registering, you need to contact the county Clerk’s Office to complete a change of address form.

In addition to normal working hours, the Office of the County Clerk will be open for the purposes of registering people to vote on Monday, May 19, 2014 and Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Should you have any questions regarding this Notice, you may contact the Humboldt County clerk’s Office at 623-6343 or by email at coclerk@hcnv.us

County Seal — /s/ Tami Rae Spero, Humboldt County Clerk and Ex-Officio Registrar of Voters

Meet Vance Alm, M.D. – Candidate for United States Congress

This voting season, Northern Nevada has only one federal level election – Nevada’s Congressional District 2, which encompasses most of Northern Nevada.

Dr. Vance Alm, who currently practices family medicine in Sparks, Nevada, is also a military veteran, serving four years enlisted in the army, then completing his career in the United States Air Force as a Navigation Officer.  Dr. Alm is scheduling several Town Hall style meetings throughout Washoe County over the next few weeks.  He will also be visiting several of the rural counties.  He has specific ideas on how to solve many of the challenges currently facing Nevadans and all Americans.

We invite you to join Dr. Alm at one of these meetings to hear his ideas, ask your questions and to have an opportunity to meet with one of your potential federal representatives one-on-one.

The meetings are being held at the following public libraries and are free to attend:

Friday, April 25, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
South Valleys Library
15650A Wedge Parkway
Reno, NV  89511
(775) 851-5190 – Library
Saturday, April 26, 2014
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
North Valleys Library
1075 North Hills Blvd., #340
Reno, NV  89506
(775) 972-0281 – Library
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sparks Library
1125 12th Street
Sparks, NV  89431
(775) 352-3200 – Library
Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Spanish Springs Library
7100A Pyramid Lake Highway
Sparks, NV  89436
(775) 424-1800 – Library
Saturday, May 31, 2014
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Northwest Reno Library
2325 Robb Drive
Reno, NV  89523
(775) 787-4100 – Library

For more information on Vance Alm, please visit his campaign website: http://www.Alm4Congress.com and our Facebook page: http://facebook.com/Alm4Congress

We will be listing additional meeting dates and times on the website and on Facebook as they are added.  We hope you can attend and we hope you will extend the invitation to your friends, family and colleagues.  Please help us to get the word out, so we can all get the vote out!  Thank you for your support!

Whether or not you are able to attend, Dr. Alm would like to remind everyone to honor those who have fought and sometimes died for our rights.  Please honor the military…Vote!

June 10, 2014 – Primary Election / November 4, 2014 – General Election

Vance S. Alm, M.D.
Candidate for U.S. Congress
18124 Wedge Parkway, Suite #2019
Reno, NV  89511
(775) 303-2377
Alm4Congress@gmail.com
www.Alm4Congress.com

 

It’s Decision-Making Time

— Brian Dempsey, Candidate for U.S. Representative (NV-CD2)

Dempsey03As you all know it is about 6 weeks until early voting for the Primary Election begins (May 24th thru June 6th).  That means its decision time for the Democrats to decide which of the candidates will give us the best chance to win this seat.  We all know this seat is going to be a challenge and a very long shot to win, but it is winnable!  I know that if we choose the right person, and we all come together we can do it.

I started my campaign just over a year ago.  I started early because I knew it would be hard.  People have told me that I can’t win, that I shouldn’t even try.  One year later I am still here!  I will not quit!  I will not let the negative thoughts of others persuade me to give up.  I have overcome enough bad times in my life to know that quitting is not an option.

I understand why the leaders of our party give up on this District.  I understand why they have so much negativity.  I understand I may lose this election.  I also understand leadership.  Real leaders find a way to make things happen. Real leaders don’t give up.  I may lose, but nobody will ever be able to look at me and say that I didn’t try.

I encourage you to research all of the candidates.  And you need to decide who will give us the best chance to win.  I hope that when you vote, it will be for me.  I want the chance to beat Mark Amodei.  I do not want a repeat of 2012 and have a person on the ballot that does not belong there.  If I lose the primary, whoever wins will have all of my support.  I am not running against the others, I am running against our “Do nothing Congressman.”  I feel that I give us the best chance to win.

This election is about the future.  I want to be a leader of the Party, the State, and the People.  I want to be your Representative in D.C.  Why?  Because you deserve better, Nevada deserves better, and the people of the United States deserve better!

We can do this!

Thank you everyone!