PLACER OF COUNTY SAMPLE BALLOT

COUNTY OF
PLACER
Official 2014
Statewide Direct General Election
SAMPLE BALLOT
and Voter Information Pamphlet
For Election Day
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
VOTER ALERT
Your polling place
may have changed!
See the back cover
for your polling place
location.
To save time:
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Mark your choices in this
Sample Ballot and take it with
you to your polling place on
November 4th, or
Vote-by-mail(youcanfindan
application and information
on the back cover of this
pamphlet)
POLLS OPEN 7:00 AM TO 8:00 PM
Compiled and distributed by Jim McCauley, Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters
PlacerCountyOfficeofElections
2956 Richardson Drive
Auburn CA 95603
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TELEPHONE: 530-886-5650 or toll free in California 1-800-824-8683
FAX: 530-886-5688
WEBSITE: www.placerelections.com
E-MAIL: [email protected]
✯ VOTER INSTRUCTIONS ✯
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VOTING INSTRUCTIONS: Please use a pen with
blue or black ink and darken in the oval completely.
Example:
and deposit the ballot into the ballot counting machine. Once
your ballot has been deposited into the machine, it cannot
be retrieved.
Remember to vote both sides of the ballot if both sides are
printed.
IfyouhavereceivedaVote-by-Mailballotyoucanchoose
to vote at your polling place. Simply bring your ballot and
envelopetothepollingplace.Ifyoudonothaveyourballot
you may cast a Provisional Ballot. To determine your polling
location please look on the back of this pamphlet, visit our
websiteatwww.placerelections.comortelephoneouroffice
(numbers are listed on the front cover).
To vote for a candidate whose name appears on the
ballot, COMPLETELY DARKEN IN THE OVAL next to the
candidate’s name. When two or more candidates for the
sameofficearetobeelected,COMPLETELYDARKENIN
THEOVALSbesidethenamesofthecandidatesforwhom
youdesiretovote.Donotexceedthenumberofcandidates
to be elected.
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VOTING BY MAIL: After you have completed voting,
look over your choices one final time to be sure they are
correct and place your ballot in the return envelope provided.
Be sure to sign and date the envelope where required.
The envelope must have your signature on it or the ballot
cannot be counted. Return the envelope according to the
instructions you received with your ballot.
To vote for a qualified write-in candidate, COMPLETELY
DARKEN INTHE OVAL next to the blank line provided at
the end of the list of candidates for that particular office.
Next,writethenameofthequalifiedwrite-incandidateon
that line. Unless both of these steps are completed, your
votecannotbecounted.Note:Voter-nominatedofficeswill
not have write-in candidates on the ballot.
The ballot must be received by the Office of Elections or
at any Placer County polling place no later than 8:00 PM
on Election Day, Nov. 4th.Yourballotcannotbecountedif
received after 8:00 PM on Election Day, regardless of the
postmark. Consider mailing your voted ballot back early. The
OfficeofElectionsinAuburnhasa24-hour,drive-up,dropoffballotboxlocatedinthefrontofouroffice,andadditional
ballot drop-off locations in the County - see page MI.2 for
thedetails.Pleasefindourtelephonenumberlistedonthe
front cover or visit our website at www.placerelections.com.
To vote on a measure, COMPLETELY DARKEN IN THE
OVALnexttotheword“YES”ifyoudesiretovoteinfavorof
themeasureornexttotheword“NO”ifyoudesiretovote
against the measure.
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BALLOTS: If you incorrectly mark,
tear or deface any portion of your ballot, place the ballot
in the secrecy folder and return it to the election officer.A
replacementballotwillbeissued.Ifyouarevotingbymail
and you need a replacement ballot, please contact the
OfficeofElections(numbersarelistedonthefrontcover).
✯ IF YOU LOSE YOUR BALLOT:Ifyouloseordiscard
your Vote-by-Mail ballot, you may request a replacement
ballot to be sent to you or vote a ballot at the Placer County
OfficeofElectionsinAuburnbeginningOct.6th.Contactthe
OfficeofElections(numbersarelistedonthefrontcover)for
more information.
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VOTING AT THE POLLING PLACE: After you have
completedvoting,lookoveryourchoicesonefinaltimetobe
sure they are correct, place your ballot in the secrecy folder
RIGHT
The Office of Elections offers
full service for voters Monday
through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM,
and on the following weekends:
Correct way to
mark your ballot
WRONG
Incorrect way to
mark your ballot
WRONG
Incorrect way to
mark your ballot
IFC
Oct 25th/26th
9 AM – 4 PM
Nov 1st/2nd
9 AM – 4 PM
An important message from Jim McCauley
Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters
Dear Placer County Voter,
The past year we have seen many significant and historic changes that will have an effect on elections statewide and in
Placer County. I encourage you to read this booklet carefully to learn about important changes that affect the way
elections are conducted such as the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act. The Top Two vote-getters at the primary
election move on to the general election for the voter-nominated office even if both candidates have specified the same
party preference designation. No party is entitled to have a candidate with its party preference designation move on to the
general election, unless the candidate is one of the two highest vote-getters at the primary election. Your ballot reflects
the top-two vote getters for the November 4, 2014, Statewide Direct General Election.
The consolidation of US Postal centers in California may affect the time it takes for mailed ballots to be delivered, so mail
your Vote-By-Mail ballot back as early as possible! Ballot drop-off sites will also be at select Placer County libraries and
City Clerk offices (please see dates and times per location in this booklet), in addition to polling places (on Election Day
only). We will also continue our ballot-trapping program, retrieving ballots mailed within the few days leading up to and
including Election Day from post offices in and around Placer County.
As County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters, it is my responsibility to provide taxpayers with superior service at the
lowest possible cost. As in past years, we continue to implement cost-saving measures, including the printing of the
Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet in black and white and on a lighter paper stock, which to date, have saved
Placer County taxpayers over $250,000. To save even more in paper and mailing costs, voters can now opt to receive the
Placer County Sample Ballot and Voter Information Pamphlet electronically or view it from our website, instead of
receiving it by mail. To sign up online and receive your Sample Ballot by email for the next election visit our website at
www.placerelections.com.
Another major cost-saving effort in recent years has been to consolidate the number of polling places. The Governor
recently eliminated all state funding for California counties’ Vote-by-Mail programs. Since 72% to 74% of all votes cast in
Placer County during the last six elections have come by way of mail, eliminating Vote-by-Mail voting was not an option.
Instead, we chose to fund it by consolidating 80 additional polling places, and we have added ballot drop-off sites in
addition to polling places and post offices. While some voters may have to drive a bit further to their polling place, this
measure will save Placer County taxpayers an additional several hundred thousand dollars per election. We do not
anticipate long lines at the polls on Election Day. Please be sure to check the back cover of this pamphlet to see if your
polling location has changed for this election or scan the QR code to take you to the “Polling Place Look Up” on our
website.
To save you time at the polls and to reduce the wait time for all voters, I encourage you to review your ballot carefully
before Election Day, pre-mark your choices onto the sample ballot in this pamphlet, and bring it with you to the polls. You
may also avoid polling place delays by requesting a Vote-by-Mail ballot. There are several options for you to request a
Vote-by-Mail ballot - telephone our office, complete the application on the back cover of this booklet or download the
application from our website at www.placerelections.com. The privacy flap on the Vote-by-Mail ballot envelope covers
your required signature to ensure its confidentiality.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the recent changes or need assistance of any nature, please contact
the Placer County Office of Elections at 530-886-5650 or toll-free in CA at 1-800-824-8683. You may also visit our website
at www.placerelections.com to download voter registration application forms or to view information about the candidates
and ballot measures, election dates, voting instructions, polling place locations, election results, and more.
We are here to serve you. Whether you vote by mail or at the polls, your vote counts and will be counted. Placer County
traditionally has one of the highest voter turnout percentages in California—help keep that tradition alive. Be sure to vote
on Election Day!
Sincerely,
Jim McCauley, Placer County Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of Voters
BT: 6
MI.1
PLEASE FILL IN THE OVAL COMPLETELY
NEEL KASHKARI
SB 6 A
GAVIN NEWSOM
CONTROLLER
Vote for One
TREASURER
Vote for One
KAMALA D. HARRIS
California Attorney
RONALD GOLD
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Vote for One
California State Controller
JOHN CHIANG
Businessman/CPA
GREG CONLON
Mayor/CEO
ASHLEY SWEARENGIN
California State Board of Equalization Member
BETTY T. YEE
California State Senator
ALEX PADILLA
Educator/Institute Director
PETE PETERSON
NO
YES
NO
NO
YES
NO
YES
NO
Party Preference: Democratic
YES
NO
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Third Appellate District Seat 6
Shall JONATHAN K. RENNER be elected to the office for the
Party Preference: Republican term provided by law?
Party Preference: Democratic
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Third Appellate District Seat 2
Shall Associate Justice RONALD B. ROBIE be elected to the
Party Preference: Republican office for the term provided by law?
Party Preference: Republican
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Third Appellate District Seat 4
Shall Associate Justice ANDREA LYNN HOCH be elected to
Party Preference: Democratic the office for the term provided by law?
YES
For Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal
Third Appellate District
Shall Presiding Justice VANCE W. RAYE be elected to the
Party Preference: Republican office for the term provided by law?
Party Preference: Republican
Party Preference: Democratic
SECRETARY OF STATE
Vote for One
Small Businessman/Educator
RON NEHRING
Lieutenant Governor
YES
For Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Seat 3
Shall Stanford University Law Professor MARIANOFLORENTINO CUELLAR be elected to the office for the term
provided by law?
For Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Seat 1
Shall Associate Justice KATHRYN MICKLE WERDEGAR be
Party Preference: Democratic elected to the office for the term provided by law?
Party Preference: Democratic
Party Preference: Republican
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Vote for One
Governor of California
EDMUND G. "JERRY" BROWN
Businessman
GOVERNOR
Vote for One
STATE
All voters, regardless of the party preference they disclosed upon registration, or refusal to disclose a party
preference, may vote for any candidate for a voter-nominated or nonpartisan office. The party preference, if any,
designated by a candidate for a voter-nominated office is selected by the candidate and is shown for the
information of the voters only. It does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party or that the
party approves of the candidate. The party preference, if any, of a candidate for a nonpartisan office does not
appear on the ballot.
VOTER-NOMINATED AND NONPARTISAN OFFICES
VOTE LIKE THIS:
INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS: To vote for the candidate of your choice, use a pen with blue or black ink and completely
darken in the OVAL to the LEFT of the candidate's name. To vote for a qualified WRITE-IN candidate, write the person's
name in the blank space provided after the names of the other candidates and in addition, completely darken in the
OVAL to the LEFT of the candidate's name on the WRITE-IN line. To vote for or against a measure, completely darken
in the OVAL next to the word "YES" or the word "NO". If you tear or wrongly mark this ballot, return it and get another.
NOVEMBER 4, 2014 - PLACER COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
OFFICIAL STATEWIDE DIRECT GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
Sample
RONALD GOLD
TED GAINES
Party Preference: Democratic
Party Preference: Republican
Party Preference: Democratic
NO
NO
NO
Party Preference: Democratic
SB 6 B
WRITE-IN
MARIA E. HENRY
WRITE-IN
WRITE-IN
Trustee Roseville Joint Union High School District
LINDA M. PARK
Chief Technology Officer
JAY SONG
Retired Nurse/Parent
SCOTT E. HUBER
Trustee Roseville Joint Union High School District
ROSEVILLE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member
Vote for no more than Two
FRONT Card 39 RptPct 6161009-161009 "0161009"
PLEASE VOTE BOTH SIDES OF BALLOT
NO
TOM TORLAKSON
Educator/California Superintendent
Party Preference: Republican
For Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Seat 2
Shall Associate Justice GOODWIN LIU be elected to the office
for the term provided by law?
YES
MARSHALL TUCK
Educator/Schools' Executive
Party Preference: Democratic
JUDICIAL VOTE YES OR NO FOR EACH OFFICE
Business Owner/Legislator
BETH B. GAINES
Nonprofit Organization Director
BRIAN CAPLES
MEMBER OF STATE ASSEMBLY
6TH DISTRICT
Vote for One
Engineer/Educator
CJ JAWAHAR
Rancher/Small Businessman
JIM NIELSEN
STATE SENATOR
4TH SENATE DISTRICT
Vote for One
Party Preference: Republican
SCHOOL
United States Representative
STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Vote for One
NONPARTISAN OFFICES
Party Preference: Republican
Businessman/Military Officer
TOM MCCLINTOCK
NO
ARTHUR "ART" MOORE
YES
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Third Appellate District Seat 1
Shall Associate Justice ELENA J. DUARTE be elected to the
office for the term provided by law?
YES
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Third Appellate District Seat 5
Shall Associate Justice LOUIS MAURO be elected to the office
for the term provided by law?
YES
Party Preference: Republican
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE
4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Vote for One
Member, State Board of Equalization
GEORGE RUNNER
Tax Professional/Educator
CHRIS PARKER
MEMBER STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION
1ST DISTRICT
Vote for One
Insurance Commissioner
DAVE JONES
Independent Insurance Agent
YES
term provided by law?
For Associate Justice, Court of Appeal
Third Appellate District Seat 3
Shall Associate Justice WILLIAM J. MURRAY, JR. be elected
Party Preference: Republican to the office for the term provided by law?
Party Preference: Democratic
Party Preference: Republican
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER
Vote for One
Attorney General of California
KAMALA D. HARRIS
California Attorney
Ballot
SB 6 C
NO
NO
YES
NO
45 HEALTHCARE INSURANCE. RATE CHANGES.
INITIATIVE STATUTE.
Requires Insurance Commissioner’s approval before health
insurer can change its rates or anything else affecting the
charges associated with health insurance. Provides for public
notice, disclosure, and hearing, and subsequent judicial review.
Exempts employer large group health plans. Fiscal Impact:
Increased state administrative costs to regulate health
insurance, likely not exceeding the low millions of dollars
annually in most years, funded from fees paid by health
insurance companies.
YES
STATE BUDGET. BUDGET STABILIZATION ACCOUNT.
LEGISLATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
Requires annual transfer of state general fund revenues to
budget stabilization account. Requires half the revenues be
used to repay state debts. Limits use of remaining funds to
emergencies or budget deficits. Fiscal Impact: Long-term state
savings from faster payment of existing debts. Different levels
of state budget reserves, depending on economy and decisions
by elected officials. Smaller local reserves for some school
districts.
2
YES
WATER BOND. FUNDING FOR WATER QUALITY,
SUPPLY, TREATMENT, AND STORAGE PROJECTS.
Authorizes $7.545 billion in general obligation bonds for state
water supply infrastructure projects, including surface and
groundwater storage, ecosystem and watershed protection and
restoration, and drinking water protection. Fiscal Impact:
Increased state bond costs averaging $360 million annually
over 40 years. Local government savings for water-related
projects, likely averaging a couple hundred million dollars
annually over the next few decades.
1
STATE
MEASURES SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS
WRITE-IN
WRITE-IN
WRITE-IN
Appointed Incumbent
SUSAN ELIZABETH DUANE
RCSD Trustee/Parent
JAMES "BRIAN" VLAHOS
Incumbent
HALLIE ROMERO
Juvenile Probation Counselor
DARIN HUGHES
ROSEVILLE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Governing Board Member
Vote for no more than Three
YES
NO
In order to provide an effective representative government,
restrict future pay increases, pension and healthcare costs,
shall Placer County amend Article II, Section 207 of the County
Charter to limit the Board of Supervisors salary to no more than
the average salary of County Supervisors in the neighboring
Counties of El Dorado, Nevada, and Sacramento, with any
change in this methodology subject to a vote of the citizens of
Placer County?
B
COUNTY
Sample
NO
NO
NO
SB 6 D
YES
BACK Card 39 RptPct 6161009-161009 "0161009"
PLEASE VOTE BOTH SIDES OF BALLOT
NO
INDIAN GAMING COMPACTS. REFERENDUM.
A “Yes” vote approves, and a “No” vote rejects, tribal gaming
compacts between the state and the North Fork Rancheria of
Mono Indians and the Wiyot Tribe. Fiscal Impact: One-time
payments ($16 million to $35 million) and for 20 years annual
payments ($10 million) from Indian tribes to state and local
governments to address costs related to the operation of a new
casino.
48
YES
CRIMINAL SENTENCES. MISDEMEANOR
PENALTIES. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
Requires misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for certain
drug and property offenses. Inapplicable to persons with prior
conviction for serious or violent crime and registered sex
offenders. Fiscal Impact: State and county criminal justice
savings potentially in the high hundreds of millions of dollars
annually. State savings spent on school truancy and dropout
prevention, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and
victim services.
47
YES
DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING OF DOCTORS.
MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE LAWSUITS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
Requires drug testing of doctors. Requires review of statewide
prescription database before prescribing controlled substances.
Increases $250,000 pain/suffering cap in medical negligence
lawsuits for inflation. Fiscal Impact: State and local
government costs from raising the cap on medical malpractice
damages ranging from tens of millions to several hundred
million dollars annually, offset to some extent by savings from
requirements on health care providers.
46
YES
Ballot
VOTERS - there are many ways to return your Vote-by-Mail ballot!
By Mail – The ballot must be received by the Placer County Office of Elections no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day
November 4, 2014. Your ballot cannot be counted if received after 8:00 PM on Election Day, regardless of the
postmark. Consider mailing your voted ballot back as early as possible!
By You in Person, Prior to Election Day – The Office of Elections (2956 Richardson Drive, Auburn) is open Monday
through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The office will also be open two weekends prior to Election Day (Oct 25th
and 26th and Nov 1st and 2nd) from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Ballots may be returned to the office during those hours. For
after-hours service, the Office of Elections has a 24-hour, drive-up, drop-off, ballot box located in front of our office.
For directions to our office, please call 530-886-5650 or toll free in CA 1-800-824-8683.
Ballot Drop-off Locations! Voters can drop off their voted ballots one week prior to the election, starting on October
27, 2014. Signs will be posted at the ballot drop-off locations so voters will know where to drop their ballots inside the
buildings. Please do not drop your voted ballot into the library book drop-off slot! Voted ballots can only be
received at the drop-off locations during hours listed below.
ELECTION
DAY
LOCATIONS & HOURS TO DROP OFF YOUR VOTED BALLOT
Dates
MON
Oct 27
TUES
Oct 28
WED
Oct 29
THUR
Oct 30
FRI
Oct 31
SAT
Nov 1
SUN
Nov 2
MON
Nov 3
TUES
Nov 4
Granite Bay Library
6475 Douglas Blvd
Granite Bay
CLOSED
10-6
10-7
10-6
10-5
10-5
CLOSED
CLOSED
Not Available
go to nearest
poll location
Loomis Library
6050 Library Drive
Loomis
CLOSED
10-5
11-6
10-5
10-5
12-4
CLOSED
CLOSED
Not Available
go to nearest
poll location
10-7
10-7
10-7
10-5
10-5
10-5
CLOSED
10-7
POLLING
LOCATION
7AM-8PM
10-6
10-7
10-6
10-6
10-5
10-5
CLOSED
10-6
Not Available
go to nearest
poll location
8-5
8-5
8-5
8-5
CLOSED
CLOSED
CLOSED
8-5
Not Available
go to nearest
poll location
8-5
8-5
8-5
8-5
8-5
CLOSED
CLOSED
8-5
Not Available
go to nearest
poll location
8-5
8-5
8-5
8-5
8-5
CLOSED
CLOSED
8-5
Not Available
go to nearest
poll location
Martha Riley Library
1501 Pleasant
Grove Blvd
Roseville
Rocklin Library
4890 Granite Drive
Rocklin
Colfax City Clerk
33 S. Main Street
Colfax
Lincoln City Clerk
th
600 6 Street
Lincoln
Roseville City Clerk
311 Vernon St
Roseville
By Your Authorized Representative – If you are unable to deliver your ballot personally, you may designate one of
the following authorized persons to return your ballot for you: spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother,
sister or a person residing in your household. Please complete the required information on the return envelope and
have your ballot delivered by your authorized representative to the Office of Elections, any early drop-off location
(dates and times listed above), or at any Placer County polling location on Election Day.
By You in Person or By Your Authorized Representative to any Placer County Polling Location on Election
Day – Voted ballots may be returned on Election Day, November 4, 2014 to any Placer County polling location
between the hours of 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. To find your polling location, visit our website at www.placerelections.com.
To locate any polling location in Placer County, telephone our office at 530-886-5650 or toll free in CA at 1-800-8248683.
By You in Person on Election Day – The Placer County Office of Elections (2956 Richardson Drive, Auburn) will be
open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Election Day, November 4, 2014, for any voter who:
wishes to deliver his/her ballot in person;
has questions about his/her eligibility to vote; or
prefers to vote his/her ballot in a voting booth;
requires assistance with voting.
needs a replacement ballot;
Choose a method to return your voted ballot that is most convenient for you and have your voice heard!
MI.2
VOTER PAMPHLET
The following pages contain
CANDIDATE STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS, BALLOT MEASURES, ANALYSES AND
ARGUMENTS
(whichever is applicable to your ballot)
Each candidate’s statement in this pamphlet is volunteered by the candidate and is printed at the
expense of the candidate. Since candidate statements are voluntary, not every candidate has
submitted a statement for printing in this pamphlet.
By law, candidate statements and ballot arguments are printed exactly as submitted. This includes
any spelling or grammatical errors submitted by the authors on their original documents.
ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT OF OR IN OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED LAWS ARE THE
OPINIONS OF THE AUTHORS
Proposition 34 – Expenditure Limitations: State Legislative Candidates
Proposition 34 established voluntary spending
limits for candidates running for statewide
office, the State Senate and the State
Assembly. Candidates who choose to keep
their campaign spending under specific dollar
limits are eligible to purchase a candidate
statement in the county Sample Ballot
Pamphlet.
State Assembly 5th
Frank Bigelow, REP
Patrick D. Hogan, LIB
State Assembly 6th
Beth B. Gaines, REP
The candidates listed to the right have
accepted the voluntary campaign expenditure
limits. This information is current as of press
time. For more information on candidates who
have accepted the voluntary campaign limits
visit the Secretary of State’s website at
www.sos.ca.gov.
VP.A
Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown
Gavin Newsom
Alex Padilla
Betty T. Yee
John Chiang
Kamala D. Harris
Dave Jones
Chris R. Parker
Heidi Hall
None
CJ Jawahar
None
None
Brian Caples
George Runner
Doug LaMalfa
Tom McClintock
Jim Nielsen
Brian Dahle
Frank Bigelow
Beth B. Gaines
Democratic
Neel Kashkari
Ron Nehring
Pete Peterson
Ashley Swearengin
Greg Conlon
Ronald Gold
Ted Gaines
Republican
None
Tom McClintock
None
Brian Dahle
Frank Bigelow
Beth B. Gaines
George Runner
None
None
Pete Peterson
Ashley Swearengin
None
Ron Gold
Ted Gaines
American
Independent
VP.B
No other political parties have submitted endorsements to the Placer County Office of Elections.
Governor
Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State
Controller
Treasurer
Attorney General
Insurance
Commissioner
State Board of
Equalization 1st
U.S. Congress 1st
U.S. Congress 4th
State Senate 4th
State Assembly 1st
State Assembly 5th
State Assembly 6th
Voter-Nominated
Office
Party Endorsements
The Top-Two Candidates Open Primary Act was approved by the voters in June 2010 and the implementation of the Act
was directed by the approval of SB 6 (Chapter 1, Statutes of 2009), and AB 1413 (Chapter 3, Statutes of 2012). Pursuant
to Elections Code Section 13302(b) a qualified party may submit to the county elections official a list of all candidates for
voter-nominated office who will appear on a ballot in the county in question, and who have been endorsed by the party.
Further, the county elections official shall print the names of the candidates for voter-nominated office who were endorsed
by that political party in the voter information portion of the sample ballot. The endorsements listed below may be from a
different political party than the candidate prefers. See the sample ballot enclosed to view the candidates’ political party
preference.
Voter Information
Party Endorsements (E.C. Section 13302(b))
STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 4TH DISTRICT
ARTHUR “ART” MOORE
Age: 36
Occupation: Businessman/Military Officer
Education and Qualifications: I am running for Congress because I have a lifelong calling to serve our great nation. As a West Point graduate,
combat veteran and Bronze Star recipient, I led soldiers in three overseas tours, including twice during Operation Iraqi Freedom. I've worked as a
business leader creating jobs through a recession. I now wish to serve my home district and do the hard work necessary to get my country
moving in the right direction.
We live in an era where the system is broken and only getting worse - where career politicians believe that running up huge deficits and then
increasing taxes is good policy. They think the solution to our challenges is massive government programs like Obamacare.
I want to bring new vigor and dedication to the fight for an economy that creates jobs, allows small businesses to thrive, invests in repairs and
additions to our critical infrastructure and defends the right of individuals to make their own health care decisions.
Washington is bombarded by special interest voices and gridlocked by entrenched politicians. We can do better. I will go to Washington and
make sure my constituents' voices are heard, and the best interests of the district are represented.
To learn more about my campaign, please visit artmooreforcongress.com. America's greatest days are still ahead of us. It's been my sacred
honor to serve you in uniform and I would be honored to have your vote and represent you during these critical times for the region, our state and
the nation.
STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, 4TH DISTRICT
TOM MCCLINTOCK
Occupation: United States Representative
Education and Qualifications: This election is not about parties. It is about policies that work and policies that don't.
Our nation has enjoyed its greatest prosperity when it has known its greatest freedom. We faced an equally depressing economy during the
Carter years, but then we elected Ronald Reagan. He dramatically reduced the bureaucratic burdens and taxes that were crushing American
families and he produced one of the most prosperous periods of our nation's history.
During the last six years, we have done exactly the opposite with exactly the opposite results. This administration made a lot of promises that
turned out to be untrue. As a result, our healthcare system is in chaos, average household earnings have shrunk, our constitutional rights are
under siege, our national debt has doubled and our children are in danger of becoming the first American generation to be less well off than their
parents.
You know where I stand. I have fought against these policies of debt, doubt and despair. I have warned that this government has grown too big
and too powerful at the expense of hard-working taxpayers. I have stood for restoring those uniquely American principles of individual liberty,
constitutionally limited government, and personal responsibility that are the foundation of our nation's freedom, prosperity and happiness.
I am asking for your support to continue this work. You can read more about my proposals at tommcclintock.com.
VP2
STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR
ROSEVILLE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCOTT E. HUBER
STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR
ROSEVILLE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
Age: 45
Occupation: Board Member/Trustee for RJUHSD; Small Business
Owner
Education and Qualifications: I believe that all families should have
the opportunity to send their child to a quality school to receive an
excellent education. During the last ten years as a School Board
Member, I have always put student success first. Despite difficult
financial circumstances, we continue to provide rigorous classes and
curriculum, and we have increased test scores while maintaining
balanced budgets every year.
In addition to serving as a School Board Member of Roseville Joint
Union High School District, I have also served as a Boy Scout troop
leader, organized after school activities for youth and have taught as
an adjunct faculty member at University of the Pacific. I graduated
from Brigham Young University and McGeorge School of Law.
The quality of education our children receive greatly affects our
community's future. They deserve an excellent education in reading,
writing, math and science, as well as robust music, theater, arts,
athletic and vocational programs to be well rounded, balanced
individuals. We must prepare students for college and vocational
careers. This has been my focus and it will continue to be, if
reelected.
JAY SONG
Occupation: Goverment Information Techology Management
Education and Qualifications: I have a passion for education
because our young generation depending on it for building their future
and also our future. I want to leverage my education and extensive
experience in both public and private sector to build the best
education programs for our schools. I want to emphasize leadership
training and introduce new ways of education by taking advantage of
information technology and providing more E-learning opportunities. I
see innovative opportunities to advance our high school education by
linking the needs closer to what our society is looking for.
I served as a volunteer for Granite Bay High School Robotic team for
the past two years. I have a master of business administration (MBA)
degree and serve as an advisory board member of California
Government Mobile Technology and member of California State
Enterprise Architecture Committee.
I currently serve as the chief technology officer for California Highway
Patrol (CHP) providing safety, service and security to the public. I
provide leadership and work collaboratively with other government
agencies to promote resources and information sharing. I have been
a resident in Placer County since 2003. I am married with two
children and my son is a student of Granite Bay High School.
I am endorsed by many community leaders, educators and parents.
Call me at 916-223-3434 or visit my website: www.ScottHuber.com.
STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR
ROSEVILLE JOINT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT
LINDA M. PARK
Occupation: Trustee Roseville Joint Union High School District
Education and Qualifications: I have been honored to serve as a
Trustee for our community's high school district for the last four
years.
There has never been a time in our history when an educated
workforce was more important than it is today. Our high schools
play an important role in the development of that workforce and I
sincerely believe we need to step up and meet the challenge.
As Trustee, I have promoted and supported efforts to improve
technology at every high school campus, including Wi-Fi, blended
learning and use of digital textbooks - all important tools to prepare
students For a competitive job market.
While technology is important, we must ensure our students have
choices whether they are preparing for college or a career. I support
approaches that i ncl udes : Career Technical Education; Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum; Advanced Placement
courses; the International Baccalaureate program; and AVID, a
crucial learning program for underperforming students who want to
master learning skills.
As your elected Trustee, I commit to being objective and diligent in
pursuing the best interest of all of our students. I would be honored
to have your vote. If you have any questions, please feel free to
contact me at 916-719-5290.
VP7
STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR
ROSEVILLE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
HALLIE ROMERO
STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR
ROSEVILLE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Age: 47
JAMES BRIAN VLAHOS
Age: 49
Occupation: Parent, Roseville City School District Trustee
Occupation: Incumbent RCSD Trustee
Education and Qualifications: Serving the Roseville City School
District for the past 4 years has been a rewarding experience.
Education and Qualifications: Through our schools, we build our
future. But our schools have to have the right tools to do their job.
Since I was first elected, our schools have faced some tough
challenges. But together, we have built a stronger district that offers
our students the world class education they deserve. We avoided the
damaging cuts and teacher lay-offs that so many schools
experienced. In partnership with parents and teachers, we removed
obstacles to student achievement in safe, healthy classrooms with the
technology needed for modern teaching. Our schools are on the right
track & we are dedicated to keep kids on the right path. But it will take
courage, experience, and a genuine sense of community to stay the
course and make the absolute right decisions for our children and
community. I have these qualities along with a strong commitment to
service. I would be my honor to have your vote and support to be reelected as your Roseville City School Board Trustee.
With your support, I can bring a stability and consistency within our
leadership to continue the reputable quality education of the RCSD. I
look forward to working with our new superintendent, implementing
new curriculum standards, and applying a new state funding system.
I have a deep commitment to the over 10,000 children in the District
as well as the community. As the Executive Director of the Tommy
Apostolos Fund and Treasurer of the Roseville City School District
Foundation, I see first-hand how every volunteer influences the
growth of these kids.
And, as the mother of twins, I am dedicated to a strong competitive
education. This starts with quality administrators, teachers and staff, a
safe environment, improved learning tools and technology, along with
financial diligence.
Through thoughtful decisions making, I plan to prepare our children for
success in their futures. Please support my efforts and vote on
November 4, 2014. If you have questions or would like to discuss my
qualifications and interests, call me at 916-772-0322 or e-mail
[email protected] Thank you.
Respectfully
RCSD Trustee James Brian Vlahos
916-257-1724
[email protected]
STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE FOR
ROSEVILLE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
SUSAN DUANE
Age: 39
Occupation: Roseville City School Board member/Small Business
Owner/Parent
Education and Qualifications: UC Davis, BS Exercise Physiology,
1997
As a current School Board member and a mother of three children –
all attending Roseville City Schools, I have the necessary experience
and unique perspective to serve you on the Roseville City School
Board.
I have found many ways to support our district, on the School Board,
as President of the RCSD Foundation and as a parent volunteer at
my kids' schools. Serving on the School Board was the next natural
step to take on a more accountable role in our schools.
I was appointed to the RCSD Board in February 2013. My role has
been to be the eyes, ears and voice for the parents and children of
the district. By overseeing the direction and financial health of the
district, we have the power to bring new educational opportunities
forward.
We've raised our family, built a business and been active in the
Roseville community. I wish to continue to serve you as a member of
the Roseville City School Board. Please call me with your
questions/concerns
at
916-718-2248
or
e-mail:
[email protected]
Thank you for your consideration.
VP9
MEASURE B
PROPOSAL TO AMEND SECTION 207 OF THE PLACER COUNTY
CHARTER RELATING TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COMPENSATION
In order to provide an effective representative government, restrict future pay increases,
pension and healthcare costs, shall Placer County amend Article II, Section 207 of the County
Charter to limit the Board of Supervisors salary to no more than the average salary of County
Supervisors in the neighboring Counties of El Dorado, Nevada, and Sacramento, with any
change in this methodology subject to a vote of the citizens of Placer County?
YES ____
NO ____
IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS BY PLACER COUNTY COUNSEL
reimbursement for actual expenses. This amount
has not changed in the 22 years since its adoption,
as Section 207 has no provision for a cost of living
adjustment.
This measure, if approved by a majority of those
voting on the measure, would replace the current
Section 207 of the Placer County Charter with a
new provision limiting Board of Supervisors
members’ annual salaries to the average salaries of
members of the Board of Supervisors in the
neighboring Counties of El Dorado, Nevada, and
Sacramento. Under this Charter amendment, the
salary of a member of the Board of Supervisors
would be annually set based upon a survey of the
salaries paid to Board members in El Dorado,
Sacramento and Nevada Counties.
The survey
would be based upon salaries paid, and would not
include the cost of benefits made available to Board
members in each of these counties, or in the
County of Placer. If approved, Supervisors would
be required to pay 100% of the employee share for
any pension and healthcare costs selected by that
member, and shall be subject to the limitations of
the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013,
and as that Act may be amended in the future.
A "YES" vote on this Measure would be to
amend the County Charter to limit the salaries
of the members of the Board of Supervisors to
the average salary of the Board of Supervisors
for El Dorado, Nevada, and Sacramento
Counties.
A "NO" vote on this Measure is a vote to keep
the current $30,000 cap on the total
compensation paid to the members of the
Board of Supervisors.
This analysis is submitted by the Office of the
County Counsel of Placer County pursuant to the
requirements of Section 9160 of the Elections Code
of the State of California. If you would like a copy
of the full text of Measure B, please call the
Elections Office of the Clerk-Recorder-Registrar of
Voters at (530) 886-5650, and a copy will be mailed
to you at no cost.
In 1992, Section 207 of the Placer County Charter
was added to the Charter through a ballot measure
which limits the compensation paid to each
member of the Placer County Board of Supervisors
to $30,000 per year. This amount represents a cap
on total compensation paid to each member, with
the exception of mandatory employer contributions
for social security, workers’ compensation,
unemployment
insurance,
retirement,
and
Gerald O. Carden
County Counsel
By: Brian R. Wirtz
Deputy County Counsel
B1
FISCAL IMPACT BY PLACER COUNTY AUDITOR-CONTROLLER
Should the proposed charter amendment be
approved, the cost of government would
marginally increase, at least in the short-term.
Over the longer term, the salary could increase or
decrease, as the average salaries in the selected
counties increase or decrease. This measure
requires that the salary of a member of the Board
of Supervisors be annually set based upon a
survey of the salaries paid to Board members in El
Dorado, Sacramento and Nevada Counties.
Currently, members of the Placer County Board of
Supervisors are subject to a total compensation
amount of $30,000, which is lower than the
average salaries among the Board members in El
Dorado, Sacramento and Nevada Counties. In
addition, the current provision requires that the
cost of employee selected benefits be included
within that total compensation amount. This
measure would set a new salary for members of
the Board and the cost of employee selected
benefits would be an additional potential cost to
the County.
and Nevada Counties have average salaries that
are approximately $71,755 annually. In the event
that a member of the Board elected to receive
benefits available to County employees, this would
result in additional cost, depending upon the
specific benefits the Board member selects.
However, the measure requires that the Board
members pay 100% of their share of the cost of
these benefits, and be subject to all other
limitations of the Public Employees' Pension
Reform Act of 2013.
If the Placer County Board of Supervisors was
brought to the average level of these other
governing bodies, it would increase the cost of
government by approximately $208,775 per year,
and depending on the employer cost of employee
benefits selected, potentially to $230,000 per year.
This increased cost of government would
represent approximately three one hundredths of a
percent to five one hundredths of a percent of the
FY 2014-15 County Operating Budget of $792.5
million.
The Placer County Board of Supervisors is
currently paid $30,000 annually. Members of the
Board of Supervisors in El Dorado, Sacramento
Andrew C. Sisk
Auditor-Controller
B2
ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE B
Vote Yes on Measure B!
And...the formula in this measure cannot be changed
without another vote of the people.
Placer County voters have long expressed a desire to
maintain control over setting the salaries of its elected
Board of Supervisors. In 1992, voters passed a measure
that capped salaries for Supervisors at a level that can't
be altered without a vote of the people.
Measure B is the result of the independent Placer
County Charter Review Committee's unanimous
recommendation that a measure be put on the ballot to
adjust the amount of Supervisor pay. There is no more
important role in retaining control of our government than
having elected public servants from all walks of life,
accountable to the voters, able to devote the time and
vigilance to ensure that government programs are
efficient and beneficial to the citizens.
Measure B maintains that voter control, while also
requiring supervisors pay 100 percent share of any
pension or medical plan they enroll in. A YES vote
on Measure B sets the salary for the Supervisors at the
average salaries of neighboring Nevada, El Dorado and
Sacramento counties.
We urge a YES vote on Measure B.
By tying supervisors pay to those of neighboring
counties, Measure B ensures that Supervisors NEVER
set their own pay.
Signed,
Jim Williams, Chair, Placer County Charter Review
Commission
Randy Wilson, President, Roseville Chamber of
Commerce
Ed Bonner, Placer County Sheriff
Barbara Vineyard, Farmer/Rancher in western
Placer County
Eric Sanchez, President, League of Placer County
Taxpayers
After the voters took control of the process in 1992,
some unintended consequences arose. The measure
opened the door to costly election campaigns,
favoritism toward candidates with their own financial
means or ties to moneyed special interests.
Measure B corrects these unintended consequences
and encourages all citizens of Placer to run for office–
helping us have even better local representation and
preventing entrenched politicians from staying in office
far too long.
REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT IN FAVOR OF MEASURE B
The question before voters is: Do we want full-time
professional Supervisors with plenty of spare time to
think up new ordinances, new programs, new
spending, new taxes, and new ways to expand
government? Or do we want part-time, community
leaders as citizen Supervisors who will serve for a term
or two and then move on to make room for new blood,
fresh ideas, and new perspectives?
Measure B's proponents don't tell you what it will actually
do:
1. Placer County Supervisors will receive a
SALARY INCREASE OF 139 PERCENT
WITHOUT
ANY
MORE
WORK,
from
$30,000/year to $71,755/year for part-time work.
2. Supervisors will receive healthcare and pension
benefits, in addition to the perks they currently
receive.
3. Annual salary increases will be automatic and will
not require voter approval. Placer voters will lose
control over Supervisor compensation.
Vote "NO" on the supervisors' 139 percent pay increase.
"NO" to automatic yearly pay increases.
"NO" to full-time professional politicians.
"NO" to bigger government.
Proponents argue that supervisors receive higher pay in
some other counties, but it isn't our fault that those
counties overpay their supervisors – Placer County pays
a part-time salary for part-time work.
Vote "NO" on Measure B!
Ken Campbell, Past Chair Placer County Republican
Party
Jean Pagnone, Secretary, Placer County Taxpayers
Assoc
Warren A. Bostick, Fire Captain, Businessman, Rancher
Ginny Rapini, Nor Cal Tea Party Coordinator
John Dutton, Attorney
Roseville City Councilmembers earn around $8,000 per
year, work just as hard, and have a larger constituency.
The current pay for Supervisors has not discouraged
them from running for re-election time and time again,
often while holding other jobs. One Supervisor has been
re-elected four times.
B3
ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE B
Placer County Board of Supervisors want a 139 percent
pay raise–from $30,000/year to $71,755/year for parttime work. In addition to their current benefits they now
enjoy, they want full healthcare and pension benefits,
thereby substantially increasing their total compensation
package.
More pay doesn't equate to better candidates or better
County Supervisors. In fact many of the supervisors
make lifelong careers on the board, with little competition
from others not because of low salaries, but because of
lack of term limits and meaningful campaign finance
reform. These items aren't addressed in this measure.
Hidden in the supervisors' proposal is an automatic
annual increase, which eliminates the need for a public
vote on future pay increases. The phrase "restrict future
pay increases" only restricts the size of automatic yearly
pay increases. If this measure passes, voters will
completely lose control over yearly automatic pay
increases.
Placer County does not need full-time professional
politicians with lots of free time to think of new ways to
meddle in our lives.
Note: Two supervisors were just re-elected. They knew
the position paid $30,000/year, in addition to the very
generous benefits, perquisites and privileges–if they
didn't like this compensation, why did they run for office?
Kenneth W. Campbell, Past Chair Placer County
Republican Party
Thomas N. Hudson, Executive Director, California
Taxpayer Protection Committee
Dennis C. Revell, Chair, Placer County Republican
Party
Gregory A. Janda, Rocklin City Councilmember
Richard Roccucci, Former Mayor, City of Roseville
Dan Sokol, Former Vice President of the League of
Placer County Taxpayers
On November 4th vote "NO" on the supervisors' 139
percent pay raise. "NO" to automatic yearly pay
increases. "NO" to full-time professional politicians.
The present ballot measure is far worse than that voted
down by Placer County voters in 2008 by a 3-to-1
margin for a $48,000/year salary and adjusted for
inflation. The supervisors are ignoring that vote and have
instead doubled the increase requested.
REBUTTAL TO ARGUMENT AGAINST MEASURE B
Placer to run for office–helping us have even better local
representation and preventing entrenched politicians
from staying in office far too long.
Impose salary caps and retain voter control. Vote
Yes on Measure B.
Don't be fooled by the opponents' false claims.
There is no more important role in retaining control of
our government than having elected public servants from
all walks of life, accountable to the voters, able to devote
the time and vigilance to ensure that government
programs are efficient and beneficial to the citizens.
In reality, Measure B extends the spirit of the 1992 voter
limits by maintaining voter control, capping supervisors'
pay and forbidding them from ever changing this formula
without a vote of the people.
Measure B not only maintains voter control, it also
requires supervisors pay 100 percent of their share of
any pension or medical plan they enroll in. A YES vote
on Measure B sets the salary for the Supervisors at the
average salaries of neighboring Nevada, El Dorado and
Sacramento counties.
Impose reasonable limits and guarantee voter
control over the process.
We urge a YES vote on Measure B.
Jim Gray, Vice Chair Placer County Charter Review
Commission
Gina Garbolino, Former Mayor of Roseville
Aaron F. Park,Vice President, California Republican
Assembly
Joanne K. Neft, Business Owner, Author Placer County
Real Food Cookbooks
Hilary Grenier, Co-Founder and Former Chair of the
Auburn Area Democratic Club
By tying supervisors pay to those of neighboring
counties, Measure B ensures that Supervisors NEVER
set their own pay.
Measure B corrects unintended consequences that
arose in 1992 due to the hard cap it imposed, including
costly election campaigns, favoritism toward candidates
with their own financial means or ties to moneyed
special interests. Measure B encourages all citizens of
B4
RESOLUTION NO. 2014-159
BEFORE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COUNTY
OF PLACER, STATE OF CALIFORNIA In the matter of:
An Ordinance proposing amendment of Article II,
Section 207 of the Placer County Charter
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors is authorized to
propose by ordinance amendments to the County
Charter to the electorate;
NOW THEREFORE, it is hereby ordained that:
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF
PLACER, STATE OF CALIFORNA, DOES HEREBY
ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
1.
The Board of Supervisors has ordered that the
following question be placed as a County measure on
the ballot of the Statewide General Election to be held
November 4, 2014:
WHEREAS, in 1992, approval of a ballot initiative
(Measure A) amended Section 207 of the Placer County
Charter by capping the salaries of the Board of
Supervisors at $30,000.00 a year; and
In order to provide an effective representative
government, restrict future pay increases, pension
and healthcare costs, shall Placer County amend
Article II, Section 207 of the County Charter to limit
the Board of Supervisors salary to no more than the
average salary of County Supervisors in the
neighboring Counties of El Dorado, Nevada, and
Sacramento, with any change in this methodology
subject to a vote of the citizens of Placer County?
WHEREAS, as a result of passage of Measure A,
Section 207 set a $30,000 cap on compensation for
members of the Board of Supervisors as follows:
Each member of the Board of Supervisors shall receive
compensation in the maximum amount of $30,000 per
annum, which amount shall include the actual cost to the
county of all benefits of whatever kind or nature,
including but not limited to salary, per diem
compensation, allowances, expense reimbursement,
credit cards, health insurance, life insurance, leave, and
retirement.
YES
NO
2.
That if a majority of the electorate approves the
above question, that Section 207 of the Placer County
Charter be amended as follows:
Sec. 207
Members of the Board of Supervisors
shall receive compensation as established by ordinance
from time to time. Until the effective date of the first such
ordinance subsequent to the effective date of the
Charter, members of the Board of Supervisors shall
continue to receive the same compensation as now
provided for by law.
WHEREAS, since 1992 there has been no increase in
the Supervisors’ salaries even to reflect changes in the
cost of living since that time; and
WHEREAS, the job requirements of current Board
members have significantly expanded from those of a
Supervisor in 1992 and now require full-time efforts to
review and prepare for all matters presented to the
Board for action at Board of Supervisors meetings, serve
on other County and independent Boards and County
Committees and prepare for those meetings, and meet
with constituents and representatives of other
government bodies, among other duties; and
Each member of the Board of Supervisors shall receive
an annual salary in an amount that does not exceed
the average salary of the Board of Supervisors for
the neighboring Counties of El Dorado, Nevada, and
Sacramento. The annual salary shall be set on the
first full pay period in February each year by
calculating the average salaries of Board members
in El Dorado, Nevada and Sacramento Counties as
of January of that year. Pension and healthcare
costs shall be limted by the Public Employees’
Pension Reform Act of 2013, as that Act may be
amended and Supervisors will pay 100% of the
employee share. compensation in the maximum
amount of $30,000 per annum, which amount shall
include the actual cost to the county of all benefits of
whatever kind or nature, including but not limited to
salary, per diem compensation, allowances, expense
reimbursement, credit cards, health insurance, life
insurance, leave, and retirement
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors is responsible for
a County that provides services to over 350,000
constituents and has a budget of nearly $800 million;
and
WHEREAS, only three out of the 58 California counties
pay Board members less that Placer County, and those
three counties are among the smallest in the State in
terms of population; and
WHEREAS, each and every Placer County Charter
Review Committee convened since 1997 has
recommended an increase in Board salaries; and
WHEREAS, the 2012-2014 Charter Review Committee
unanimously approved a recommendation that an
increase in Supervisors’ salaries be put before the voters
of Placer County; and
This measure shall become effective January 1, 2015
and continue each January 1st thereafter.
3.
This ordinance is effective immediately pursuant
to California Government Code Section 25123(a) and
Elections Code Section 9141(a).
B5
ELECTION NEWS
CHECK TO SEE IF
YOUR VOTE-BY-MAIL
BALLOT HAS BEEN
RECEIVED
Voters can drop off their voted Vote-byMail ballots at drop-off locations....
See page MI.2 for the specifics!
If you vote by mail, you now have
an easy way to see if the Office of
Elections has received your ballot!
This information is available online
at www.placerelections.com. Go to
the Vote-by-Mail Tracking link from
the home page or scan the QR
code above.
If you have a question about the
status of your Vote-by-Mail ballot or
have problems accessing the
information, please contact the
Office of Elections at 530-886-5650
or toll-free in California at
1-800-824-8683.
Vote-by-Mail tracking information
will be updated every weekday
morning beginning September 15,
2014.
Voter Registration Statistics
Total number of registered voters (as of print date): 202,186.
Republican Democratic No Party Preference American Independent Libertarian Green Peace and Freedom Americans Elect Other -
93,620
55,607
43,343
4,727
2,699
1,070
488
18
614
Total number of voters who Vote-by-Mail:
127,565 (63% of the total number of registered voters in
Placer County).
A continuing trend in the State of California......voters are
voting by mail. In Placer County more voters vote a Voteby-Mail ballot than go to the polls to cast their ballot.
WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION ON
STATEWIDE MEASURES AND CANDIDATES
This Sample Ballot Pamphlet, issued by the Placer County Office of Elections, contains information about
local candidates and local measures.
In addition, every household will be mailed one Voter Information Guide from the Secretary of State that will
include information on statewide ballot measures, some statewide candidates and judicial candidates.
You may also access this information by visiting the Secretary of State’s website at
www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov or come into the Office of Elections to obtain a copy.
VOTERS……Vote on November 4th !
MI.3
TOP TWO CANDIDATES OPEN PRIMARY ACT
Am I Registered?
VOTERS CAN NOW CHECK
THEIR VOTER REGISTRATION
STATUS ONLINE
Voters can now go to
www.placerelections.com to see if
they are registered to vote in Placer
County. If not, they can register
online!
Voters should reregister to vote
when they move within Placer
County, change names or change
political party preference.
Be sure to reregister if you move
because election voting materials
are not forwardable.
Voting material mailings begin 29
days before the election. To ensure
your voting materials are delivered
timely and accurately, register
early!
REGISTER TO VOTE
VOTER FILE MAINTENANCE
INFORMATION: If a voter has not voted
in any election within the preceding
four years, and his/her residence
address, name, or party affiliation has
not been updated during that time, the
county elections official may send an
alternative residency confirmation
postcard. The notice is used to enable
the voter to verify or correct his/her
address information. If no confirmation
is received by the voter, he/she may be
required to provide proof of residence
in order to vote at future elections.
Further, if the voter does not appear or
offer to vote at any election between
the date of the notice and the second
federal general election after the
receipt of the notice, the voter’s
registration will be cancelled and the
voter will have to re-register to vote.
(Election Code Sections 2224, 2226)
ELECTIONS IN CALIFORNIA-The Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act,
which took effect January 1, 2011, requires that all candidates for a voternominated office be listed on the same ballot. Previously known as partisan
offices, voter-nominated offices are state legislative office, U.S.
congressional offices, and state constitutional offices. Only the two
candidates receiving the most votes–regardless of party preference–move
on to the general election regardless of vote totals. Write-in candidates for
voter-nominated offices can only run in the primary election. However, a
write-in candidate can only move on to the general election if the candidate
is one of the top two vote-getters in the primary election. Additionally,
there is no independent nomination process for a general election.
California’s new open primary system does not apply to candidates running
for U.S. President and county central committees. (Presidential and central
committee races are not on the ballot for the 2014 election cycle).
PARTY-NOMINATED/PARTISAN OFFICES-Political parties may formally
nominate candidates for party-nominated/partisan offices at the primary
election. A nominated candidate will represent that party as its official
candidate for the specific office at the general election and the ballot will
reflect an official designation. The top vote-getter for each party at the
primary election moves on to the general election. Parties also elect officers
of county central committees at the primary election.
Normally, a voter can only vote in the primary election of the political
party he or she has disclosed a preference for upon registering to vote.
However, for the June 2014 Primary all voters voted the same ballot
regardless of their political party preference because the Presidential and
county central committee races were not on the ballot.
VOTER-NOMINATED OFFICES-Political parties are not entitled to
formally nominate candidates for voter-nominated offices at the primary
election. A candidate nominated for a voter-nominated office at the primary
election is the nominee of the people and not the official nominee of any
party at the general election. A candidate for nomination to a voternominated office shall have his or her party preference, or lack of party
preference, stated on the ballot, but the party preference designation is
selected solely by the candidate and is shown for the information of the
voters only. It does not mean the candidate is nominated or endorsed by
the party designated, or that there is an affiliation between the party and
candidate, and no candidate nominated by the voters shall be deemed to be
the officially nominated candidate of any political party. In the county
sample ballot pamphlet, parties may list the candidates for voter-nominated
offices who have received the party’s official endorsement.
Any voter may vote for any candidate for a voter-nominated office, if
they meet the other qualifications required to vote for that office. The top
two vote-getters at the primary election move on to the general election for
the voter-nominated office even if both candidates have specified the same
party preference designation. No party is entitled to have a candidate with
its party preference designation move on to the general election, unless the
candidate is one of the two highest vote-getters at the primary election.
NONPARTISAN OFFICES-Political parties are not entitled to nominate
candidates for nonpartisan offices at the primary election, and a candidate
at the primary election is not the official nominee of any party for the
specific office at the general election. A candidate for nomination to a
nonpartisan office may not designate his or her party preference, or lack of
party preference, on the ballot. The top two vote-getters at the primary
election move on to the general election for the nonpartisan office. Your
ballot reflects the top two vote-getters for the November 4, 2014 General
Election.
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How important is it to you to be a voter?
Have your voice heard and make your choices known!
PLEASE READ THE BACK COVER OF YOUR SAMPLE BALLOT PAMPHLET
BEFORE ELECTION DAY TO DETERMINE YOUR VOTING STATUS OR LOCATION.
You may also locate your polling place and obtain driving
directions from our website at www.placerelections.com.
If your polling place will be inconvenient to go to on Election Day, the Office of Elections can mail you a
Vote-by-Mail ballot that you may vote in the privacy of your home. The deadline to request a Vote-byMail ballot by mail is October 28, 2014. You may now request a Vote-by-Mail ballot 3 ways:
1) Telephone – Contact the Office of Elections at 530-886-5650 or toll free in CA 1-800-824-8683.
2) Mail – Complete the Vote-by-Mail application on the back cover of this pamphlet or go to our
website at www.placerelections.com to download the application.
3) In Person – At the Office of Elections in Auburn (see the inside front cover for office hours or
telephone our office).
If you are a permanent Vote-by-Mail voter, you do not need to complete the application or request a
ballot as it will automatically be mailed to you.
If you are a mail ballot voter (in a mail ballot precinct) and would prefer to vote at a polling place, starting
on October 6, 2014, you may come to the Office of Elections during office hours and vote your official ballot
in person. Please call 530-886-5650 or toll free in California 1-800-824-8683 for directions to our Auburn
office or visit our website at www.placerelections.com.
VOTERS - YOUR POLLING PLACE LOCATION AND/OR MAIL BALLOT STATUS
MAY HAVE CHANGED AND HERE IS WHY…
On the back cover of this Sample Ballot Pamphlet, you will find your polling place location. If you
live in a mail ballot precinct or have permanent Vote-by-Mail status, no polling place will be listed and your
official ballot will automatically be mailed to you.
In certain areas, the voters receive their official ballots in the mail instead of at the polls. These
areas are called “Mail Ballot Precincts.” Other times, factors like growth, polling place availability or
boundary line adjustments change your voting location or status.
Some voters like mail ballots because they enjoy the convenience of voting from home. Other
voters prefer voting at a polling place. While we attempt to provide a polling place for every voter, this is
not always possible. Furthermore, it is not always possible to have voters go back to the same polling place
each election.
Additionally, some voters will find that they have been moved to a new polling place or into a mail
ballot precinct because of “reapportionment.” Reapportionment (and redistricting) refers to the process of
moving Congressional, Senate, Assembly and Supervisorial district lines to make representation more
equal among citizens. Reapportionment occurs after every national census.
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PLACER COUNTY VOTER’S BILL OF RIGHTS
Your right to vote is important to us. The Placer County Office of Elections compiled this information
to explain the election process, your voting rights and some of the services we offer.
#1 - The Right to Vote
You may vote in a scheduled election if you are a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by Election Day, not in prison or on
parole for the conviction of a felony, live in Placer County, and provide us with a completed voter registration card at least
15 days before the scheduled election. If you go to the polls and you are not listed on our registration rolls, you have the
right to cast a provisional ballot. You also have the right to vote as long as you are in line at your polling place before the
polls close at 8:00 PM. There are a few exceptions to these rules, so contact the Office of Elections with any questions.
#2 - The Right Not to Vote
State law no longer requires you to vote in every election to stay registered. If none of the candidates or issues interests
you by Election Day, you can skip the election and your registration will not be affected. In addition, if your ballot has
multiple issues, you are not required to vote on all of them. Blank sections on your ballot will not affect any of your other
votes.
#3 - The Right to Vote by Vote-by-Mail Ballot or Permanent Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Whether you are sick, out of town or just like the convenience of voting from home, all California voters have the option of
voting a Vote-by-Mail ballot. Telephone our office or complete the application on the back of the sample ballot pamphlet.
Your written request for a Vote-by-Mail ballot must be received at least one week before the election to allow enough time
to process and mail your ballot. You may also become a Permanent Vote-by-Mail voter (meaning your ballot will always
be mailed to you without having to complete an application each election). You may return your completed Vote-by-Mail
ballot by mail or at any poll location in the county on Election Day or drop it off at our office, but we must receive it no later
than 8:00 PM on Election Day.
#4 - The Right to Request Another Ballot
If you make a mistake when voting your official ballot, you may return your spoiled ballot and receive a new one at the
polls (or from the Office of Elections if voting a Vote-by-Mail ballot). However, state law only allows us to issue up to two
replacement ballots per voter.
#5 - The Right to Assistance and to Ask Questions
Important information is contained in your sample ballot pamphlet, at the polls, and on our website at
www.placerelections.com. You can also take your sample ballot pamphlet or other voting guides with you into the polls.
If you are physically unable to vote without assistance, we have devices to help you in casting your vote. Also, an election
official or other person of your choice can assist you. Your election officials are also available to answer any questions
about election procedures.
#6 - The Right to Unbiased Political Information
Many people are frustrated by negative political campaigning so they have decided to stop voting. While we cannot stop
negative campaigning completely, we will enforce our “No Negative Attacks” policy for Candidate Statements printed in
this sample ballot pamphlet to the best of our ability.
#7 - The Right to Contact the Candidates
Unable to find out how a candidate stands on an issue? The Office of Elections requires each local candidate to provide
at least one public telephone number so you can have your questions answered.
#8 - The Right to Watch Ballots Being Counted and Observe the Canvass
Counting ballots is a public process. Eleven days before Election Day, the Office of Elections begins opening and
preparing the Vote-by-Mail ballots to be included in Election Night totals. Voters may observe this process, and for years
we have invited the public to come and observe Election Night activities. Voters are also allowed to watch what goes on
at the polling places on Election Day. For rules on how to be an Election Night or polling place observer, please contact
the Office of Elections. After Election Day, the election canvass begins. This is an internal audit required by state law to
ensure the accuracy of election results. California election law allows 28 days to conduct the official canvass. During the
canvass, Vote-by-Mail and provisional ballots not counted on Election Night are checked for eligibility, write-in votes are
tallied, the number of ballots cast is balanced against the number of ballots issued, and a hand count of 1% of all ballots
cast in each race is performed to verify the machine count. All aspects of the canvass are open to public inspection.
#9 - The Right to Hold Office and to Make a Difference
Each November election, Placer County has over 200 local offices up for election. Someone has to fill these offices – why
not you? If you are registered to vote and live in a district or city going to election, you are most likely eligible. We conduct
candidate workshops roughly six months before every major election, which will walk you through the candidate filing
process (watch your local newspaper or call us for dates and times).
#10 - The Right to a Fair Election
You have the right to report any illegal or fraudulent activity to our office or to the Secretary of State’s Office. If you
believe you have been denied any of your rights, or if you are aware of any election fraud or misconduct, please call us at
530-886-5650 or toll free in California 1-800-824-8683, or you may use the Secretary of State’s confidential, toll-free
VOTER PROTECTION HOTLINE at 1-800-345-8683.
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IMPORTANT DATES FOR VOTERS
If you moved within Placer County and did not reregister at your new address, you may vote and reregister for future
elections either at the Office of Elections or at the polling place for your new address.
OCT. 6, 2014
FIRST DAY TO RECEIVE A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT
ThisisthefirstdayourofficecanissueyouaVote-by-Mailballot.YoumustberegisteredtovoteinPlacerCountytoreceivea
ballotfromouroffice.
OCT. 20, 2014
LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR THIS ELECTION
Youmustberegisteredbythisdateinordertovoteinthiselection.Ifyouwerealreadyregisteredinthecountyandmoved
within the county but did not reregister, you may vote a regular ballot at your old polling place or a provisional ballot at your
newpollingplace.YoumayalsocompletethisprocessattheOfficeofElections.Youwillbeaskedtocompleteaprovisional
envelope to complete the registration process.
OCT. 28, 2014
LAST DAY FOR THE OFFICE OF ELECTIONS TO MAIL YOU A BALLOT
If you are already a Permanent Vote-by-Mail (PVBM) voter, it is not necessary to return the application as your ballot will
automatically be mailed to you.
There are now 3 ways to apply for a Vote-by-Mail Ballot: Telephone (New option); Mail; or In Person.TelephonetheOfficeof
Electionsat530-886-5650ortollfreeinCA1-800-824-8683,orcompleteandreturntheapplicationforaVote-by-Mailballot
printedonthereversesideofthispage.ThemailedapplicationmustbereceivedbytheOfficeofElectionsnolaterthan5:00
PMonthisdate.Besuretosignyourapplication,placeitinanenvelope,andmailitbacktotheOfficeofElections.Handdeliveredapplicationsmaybeprocessedupuntil8:00PMonElectionDayattheOfficeofElectionsinAuburn.
NOV. 4, 2014
RETURNING YOUR VOTED VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOT
YoumayreturnyourballotbymailorinpersontotheOfficeofElections,oryoumayreturnyourballotinpersononElection
DaytoanypollingplacelocatedwithinPlacerCounty.Ifyouareunabletoreturnyourballotpersonally,youmaydesignateone
ofthefollowingtoreturntheballotforyou:spouse,child,parent,grandparent,grandchild,brother,sisteroranyoneresiding
in your household. The ballot must be received by the Office of Elections or at any Placer County polling place no later than
8:00 PM on Election Day.Yourballotcannotbecountedifreceivedafter8:00PMonElectionDay,regardlessofthepostmark.
Consider mailing back early!ForyourconveniencetheOfficeofElectionsinAuburnhasa24-hour,drive-up,drop-offballot
boxlocatedinthefrontofourofficeandadditionalballotdrop-offlocationsintheCounty-seepageMI.2inthispamphletfor
details.
If we can be of service to you please call 530-886-5650 or toll-free in CA 1-800-824-8683 or
visit our website at www.placerelections.com
Did you know that you can Vote-by-Mail in every election?
You have a choice!
Some voters may not know that state law allows all voters to receive a ballot by
mail. Permanent Vote-by-Mail (PVBM) Voters begin to receive their ballots in the
mailabout4weekspriortoeveryelection.Itgivesthemtimetothinkabouttheir
votingchoices,returntheirballotonorbeforeElectionDayandtheydonothavetoplantimetoappearataspecificpolling
place. Currently in Placer County, over half of all registered voters are PVBM Voters, and more voters are voting by mail than
at the polling place. The number of registered voters voting by mail continues to increase with each election.
TorequestPVBMstatus,eithertelephoneouroffice(numberslistedbelow)orcompleteandreturntheVote-by-Mailapplication
on the back of this sample ballot pamphlet. Simply check the box that requests Permanent Vote-by-Mail status on the
application.Ourofficewillprocesstheapplicationandyouwillautomaticallyreceiveaballotforeachelection.If you are
already a PVBM Voter, then there is no need to return the application, as your ballot will automatically be mailed
to you.StatelawrequiresthatweterminateyourPVBMstatusifyoufailtoreturnanexecutedVote-by-Mailballotforfour
consecutive statewide general elections; in this case, you would need to re-apply for PVBM status. However, your voter
registration status remains active.
Additionally, you can still vote at your polling place if you have PVBM status. Simply take your Vote-by-Mail ballot and
envelopetoyourpollingplace.Ifyoudonothaveyourballot,youmaycastaProvisionalBallot.Todetermineyourpolling
location, please review the back cover of this pamphlet, visit our website at www.placerelections.com or telephone the Placer
CountyOfficeofElectionsat530-886-5650ortoll-freeinCA1-800-824-8683.
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★Telephone: Contact the Office of Elections at 530-886-5650 or toll free in CA 1-800-824-8683. New for 2014!
Complete the application using the instructions below.
★Mail:
★In Person: Visit the Office of Elections located in Auburn. See the inside front cover of this pamphlet for office
hours.
Instructions for Vote-by-Mail Application
Application must be received no later than October 28, 2014
Complete and sign the application.
Cut out the application form.
Place completed application in an envelope for mailing.
Address and mail to:
Placer County Office of Elections, VBM Request
PO Box 5278, Auburn CA 95604.
Do not return this application if the Polling Place Location box above says
“Permanent vote by mail voter—ballot mailed separately”
“Mail ballot precinct—ballot mailed separately”
IherebyrequestaVote-by-MailballotfortheStatewideDirectGeneralElectiononNovember4,2014,andI
understandthattheapplicationmustbereceivednolaterthanOctober28,2014.
IwouldliketobecomeaPermanentVote-by-Mailvoter(checkbox).
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IwantmyVote-by-Mailballotsenttoanaddressother than the one to which this Sample Ballot Pamphlet was
mailed.(Mytemporarymailingaddressisbelow):
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ADDRESS
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CITY, STATE, ZIP
IcertifyunderpenaltyofperjuryunderthelawsoftheStateofCaliforniathattheinformationonthisapplicationis
true and correct.
SIGNATURE
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Signature of Voter (Power of Attorney not acceptable)
DAYTIME TELEPHONE NUMBER
For election use only:
DATE
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