Voter signup deadline is today

Austen Thibault, The Union Democrat

Today is the last day to register to vote in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties for the June 3 primary.

People can register online at www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_vr.htm through midnight or find voter registration forms in any post office or at county election offices.

The form must be turned in to county election offices by 5 p.m. or postmarked today to be registered to vote in time for the June 3 primary.

No documentation is needed to register, just basic personal information and either a driver's license number or last four digits of your Social Security number, according to Rebecca Turner, elections coordinator for Calaveras County.

Elections that could be decided in the June 3 primary include Calaveras County Board of Supervisors District 3 and 5, Calaveras County Sheriff, a pair of Calaveras County judgeships, two seats on the Sonora City Council, the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat, and the Tuolumne County Assessor-Recorder.

Also on ballots: A primary featuring three candidates for the U.S. Congressional seat held by Tom McClintock, a primary election for the State Senate seat held by Tom Berryhill, and two state propositions, 41 and 42.

The local elections are decided next week if a candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote. Otherwise, the top vote getters head to a November runoff. The sheriff and city council seats will be decided in the June primary.

The federal race - in which Republican McClintock is challenged by Republican Art Moore and Independent Jeffrey Gerlach - will be settled in November when the top two vote-getters square off.

The state Senate race, where Berryhill is challenged by Fresno Democrat Paulina Miranda, will automatically go to the Nov. 4 general election.

For the complete story, see the May 19, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.

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