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Candidate Turnout Low In Placer County

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Placer County is woefully short of candidates running for public office.  With about two weeks remaining to file to run for elected positions, 55 percent of the positions have no one running to fill them.  

To drum up interest, Placer County has sent a flier with George Washington's image to political party central committees, news outlets, and libraries asking people to run. 

Ryan Ronco is the Assistant Registrar of Voters. He says the process is pretty simple, "Declare that you're either going to raise or spend money to run for office or not, declare what your financial interests might be in that geographic area and maybe filing a candidate statement of qualifications that would be published in the sample ballot booklet."

Most of the open positions do not require a candidate to collect signatures.  But for those that do, Ronco says no more than 20 signatures would be required.
Depending on the race, the deadline to file is August 10th or 15th.
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