Amador Supes To Seek Outside Help In Addressing Recent Problems With County Elections

Amador Supes To Seek Outside Help In Addressing Recent Problems With County Elections

The Amador Board of Supervisors will seek outside help to address recent problems with County Elections.   Meeting Tuesday morning, the Board voted to move forward with the hiring of an independent election consultant to examine Amador County's procedures and methods when conducting a vote.  The June Primary was marred by a shortage of ballots at polling places throughout the County as well as complaints about errors in printed election materials mailed out by the County and failures by polling workers to follow election rules and procedures.  The Board allocated up to $25,000 to hire a consultant, with the goal being a completion of the work before the General Election in November.    In other business, the Supervisors voted to direct one million dollars in annual mitigation funds from the Buena Vista Rancheria to road repairs in the vicinity of the now-under-construction Buena Vista Casino.  The Rancheria will donate one million dollars a year as part of its gaming agreement with County.   Repairs will be focused at three section of Camanche Road as well as sections of Camanche Parkway, Curran and Reservation Roads.   The Board also directed the ending of a program to offer office hours for Veteran Services at an up-Country location, due to lack of sign-ups from local veterans.  VA services will continue to operate out of the American legion hall on Sutter Hill.

Written by Craig Baracco

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