Amador Supes Vote To Accept The Results Of The June Primary Amid Criticism

Amador Supes Vote To Accept The Results Of The June Primary Amid Criticism 

Amid a flurry of criticism, the Amador County Board of Supervisors voted to accept the results of the June Primary Election in Amador County.

For over two hours the supervisors heard complaints about the conduct of the June election, which saw polling places throughout the county run out of printed ballots on Election Day. In addition to complaints about the lack of ballots, there were also a number of complaints about the conduct of poll workers on Election Day, as members of the public alleged the miss-handling of ballots, confusing instructions from poll workers and failure to maintain voting privacy and prevent campaign activity at polling places. County Clerk, Kim Grady demurred when a member of the public demanded her resignation, but did pledge to print more ballots and increase poll worker training for the November election. Three board members voted to accept the election with board chair Lynn Morgan abstaining and Richard Forester absent.

 

In other business, the board approved a test day at the proposed motocross track facility outside of Ione, which will allow 50 bikes to race the course for two hours in a test to see how much dust and noise the facility will generate if approved. The board also accepted the annual report of the Amador Civil Grand Jury, and voted to pay for $14,000 in additional expenses the grand jury investigation had incurred.

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