Notice to the Public—Registered Voters List for 2014 General Election

Notice has been published in the Humboldt Sun by Tami Rae Spero, Humboldt County Clerk and Ex-Officio Registrar of Voters, that an alphabetical listing of the names of registered voters for Humboldt County, including precinct, can be obtained by request, at no charge, from the Office of the Humboldt County Clerk, 50 W. 5th St. #207, Winnemucca, NV 89445, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

If an individual wishes to determine if they are registered to vote, please contact the Humboldt County Clerk’s office at (775) 623-6343, or by email at coclerk@hcnv.us.

If a registered voter has changed his/her address since the 2012 elections and has not so notified the County Clerk’s Office, they should do so by Tuesday, October 14, 2014.  Also, if you were registered to vote for the 2012 elections, but were unable to vote, please contact the County Clerk’s Office at the above number so that your voter registration can be placed back on active status.

If as a registered voter, you have changed their name since registering to vote, you need to re-register under your new legal name.

For any questions pertaining to registering to vote, absentee voting, early voting, or the upcoming election, please do not hesitate to contact the County Clerk’s Office at the above number.

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HumboldtDems County Convention / Primary Election

HumboldtDems County Convention

Saturday, May 3, 2014, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
French Ford Middle School, 5495 Palisade Dr, Winnemucca, NV 89445

Vote on the 2014 Democratic County Party Platform: The proposed platform for Humboldt County will be heard and discussed at the county convention. You will then have an opportunity to cast your vote for or against it.

Become a County Central Committee Member or Leader: The Central Committee is the governing body of the Democratic Party at the county level. This is your opportunity to play a role in the growth of the party.

Central committee members are elected to a two-year term during every convention. Registered Democrats living in Humboldt county can nominate themselves and request election that day. If you are not present at convention, you must request nomination and election from your county chair at a later date.

Submit and Debate Resolutions:  Here’s a link to a blank Resolution Form you can use to create any resolutions you might like to introduce for debate and adoption.  Adopted Resolutions will be forwarded to the NV State Democratic Party Platform committee.

Become a Delegate to the State Convention: If you wish to attend the state Democratic convention as a delegate in June, you must attend your county convention and be elected as a Delegate. Otherwise, you can attend as an alternate delegate and be seated as an official delegate as space permits.

Commune with Fellow Democrats! It’s not very often we all get together. This is a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and make some new ones as well.

Humboldt County Candidates Night

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
West Convention Hall,50 W Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, NV 89445

In lieu of our May meeting, we’re inviting ALL Humboldt Democrats to take the time to attend the Candidates Night being sponsored by the Humboldt Sun and the Silver Pinyon Journal.  Please take the time to learn information about the various candidates who will be on the Primary Ballot.

Primary Early Voting / Primary Election Day

vote23_thumb.jpgInformation about the close of Voter Registration prior to the Primary election can be found in this article on the HumboldtDems blog.

Watch the Humboldt Sun for scheduled times that will be made available for early voting.  Early Voting is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 24 and conclude on Friday, June 6th.

Primary election day is Tuesday, June 10th.  We have a number of candidates on the ballot.  Get to know them and make plans to head to the polls.  Oh … and while you’re at it, take a neighbor or a friend along with you.  Whether you choose to vote early or on election day itself, VOTE!

NRS 293.463 and Nevada Voters

The Desert Beacon put together a nice piece on Nevada’s voting regulations. Take a moment or two and take a read through her great article.

Desert Beacon

Ballot BoxWith all the recent discussion of vote suppression strategies and tactics emanating from the right wing of our national politics, there’s at least one aspect of the issue that isn’t getting much attention.  What is the economic impact of suggestions to curtail voting, especially those ideas put forward which would eliminate early voting, voting by mail, and other such concepts?

A Time and Distance Problem?

The crux of the issue for employers is that “Employees in Nevada are entitled to a sufficient period of time off to vote, without penalty, if there is not sufficient time outside working hours when the polls are open.”  [BizTK] The entire framework is set forth in NRS 293.463:

 NRS 293.463 Employees may absent themselves from employment to vote: Procedure; penalty. 1.Any registered voter may be absent from his or her place of employment at a time to be designated…

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Early and Absentee Voting Dates

Here are some important early and absentee voting deadlines to remember for the General Election:

Absentee ballot excuse needed?  No

Absentee ballot available starting: October 17

Absentee ballot application deadline: October 30

Absentee ballots must be received by November 6

Early Voting Begins: October 20

Early Voting Ends: November 2

2012 General Election in-person voting:  NOVEMBER 6, 2012