Placer Hills and Foresthill Fire Protection District Special Elections Set for May 7


Published on April 8, 2019

Voter-information guides and -mail ballots are hitting the mail today from the Placer County Elections Office to registered voters in the Placer Hills and Foresthill Fire Protection Districts, in preparation for the upcoming May 7 special election. Foresthill and Placer Hills residents are being asked to vote on whether or not to increase their fire assessment fees to fund local fire services.

Should voters in Foresthill approve the increase, fire district officials say the additional revenue would be used to reopen and staff the previously closed fire station and increase employee salaries to reduce attrition and improve the ability to attract and recruit personnel.

For Placer Hills voters, the assessment increase would enable fire officials to maintain current staffing levels, prevent significant cutbacks and provide the appropriate level of fire protection and emergency medical response services for Placer Hills-served communities, which includes Applegate, Clipper Gap, Eden Valley, Meadow Vista and Weimar.

Voters in each fire district will need to obtain a two-thirds majority vote in order to approve their respective measures.

The Elections Office located at 2956 Richardson Drive in Auburn will be open from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday thru Friday for early voting and on Election Day, Tuesday, May 7, from 7 AM to 8 PM. As this is an all-mail ballot election, there will be no polling places on Election Day. Voters are also reminded that no postage is necessary when returning their ballot.

Should voters prefer not to mail their ballots, a 24-hour ballot drop box is located in front of the Elections Office at 2956 Richardson Drive in Auburn.

“Residents are encouraged to participate and exercise their civic responsibility,” said Ronco. “Every vote truly does count in these special elections and can be decided by as few as one or two votes.”

Important dates:

●      April 8: Ballots mailed to registered voters
●      April 22: Last day to register to vote for the special elections
●      April 30: Last day for the Elections Office to mail a ballot
●      May 7: Election Day

Placer County residents who do not receive their ballots and information guides by April 15 or misplace their guide can view it at www.placerelections.com or request a duplicate guide or replacement ballot by contacting the elections office at 530-886-5650.

Voter registration forms may be picked up at all post offices, libraries and California Department of Motor Vehicles offices in Placer County, or completed online at sos.ca.gov.

Voters who miss the April 22 registration deadline may come to the Elections Office, during normal business hours and complete a Conditional Voter Registration.

Registered voters who’ve recently interacted with the DMV are urged to confirm their voter status; political party preference, vote-by-mail status, address and all other pertinent information. Voter status information is available at www.voterstatus.sos.ca.gov.

For more information, visit our website at www.placerelections.com or contact the Placer County Elections Office at 530-886-5650 or toll-free in California at 800-824-8683.