Placer County gearing up for June 7 statewide direct primary election

Published on May 6, 2022

In preparation for the June 7 statewide direct primary election, the Placer County Elections Office will distribute voter information guides to all active registered Placer County voters beginning May 3.

The ballot includes several state and federal seat primaries as well as Placer County races including assessor, clerk-recorder-registrar of voters, district attorney, sheriff/coroner-marshal, supervisorial districts 1 and 2 and Twin River Unified School District.

For eastern Placer County voters, it also includes Measure A, a proposal to reauthorize an additional 2% tax on lodging guests in North Lake Tahoe.

In 1996, voters approved a 2% increase in transient occupancy tax charged for hotel and short-term rental stays in the North Lake Tahoe area, for a total of 10%. The additional amount, reauthorized by voters in 2002 and 2012, will expire Sept. 30, 2022, unless it is again reauthorized.

The additional revenues from the North Lake Tahoe TOT Area have supported projects and programs in the North Lake Tahoe area, including those addressing workforce housing, reducing traffic congestion and litter, enhancement of parks and trails, and other general quality of life services.

Voter information guides provide important information about items to be voted on in this election as well as polling place locations. Polling place locations can change each election and can move drastically or disappear entirely following 2021’s Placer County supervisorial district map redistricting. Polling place locations, if applicable, are located on the back cover of the voter information guide.

All active registered voters will receive a ballot by mail this election, as required by California law. Voters who choose to vote at their polling place instead of using the ballot mailed to them should bring their ballot and envelope with them to avoid the potential of voting a provisional ballot.

Some polling places will have translated sample ballots in Spanish, Tagalog, Punjabi, or Korean available for reference, as determined by the California Secretary of State. Voters are encouraged to contact the Elections Office to confirm if their polling place will have a translated sample ballot, or to request to have one mailed to their address before election day. Translated sample ballot requests must be received no later than seven days before election day.

Important dates:
May 3:        Voter information guides mailed to voters in Placer County
May 9:        Ballots will be mailed to voters in Placer County by this date
May 23:      Last day to register to vote for the primary election
May 24:      Write-in candidate filing period ends for this election
May 24:      First day for conditional voter registration for this election
May 28-29: Elections Office open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to assist voters  
May 30:      Elections Office open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to assist voters
May 31:      Last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot by mail
June 4-5:    Elections Office open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to assist voters
June 7:       Election day

Placer County residents who do not receive their voter information guides or ballots by May 23 or misplace their guide or ballot can contact the Elections Office to have another one sent to them any time on or before May 31.

Voter registration forms may be picked up at all post offices, libraries, and DMV offices in Placer County, or completed online at  

Registered voters who’ve interacted with the DMV are urged to confirm their voter status; political party preference, address and all other pertinent information. Voter status information is available at or by contacting the Elections Office at 530-886-5650.

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