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ELECTION: Sample Ballots Arrive for Citrus Heights Voters

Election_Primary_SampleBallot_2014_full*Editor’s note: to find out most recent information on local candidates in the November 4 election, see story: Citrus Heights Council Candidates Differ on Taxes, New City Hall

With the primary election coming up in just over a month, Citrus Heights voters can expect to receive their sample ballot pamphlets in the mail this week — if they haven’t already — according to a press release by the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters.

An April 28 report by the Registrar’s office shows that Citrus Heights has 40,892 voters, with Republicans leading in voter registration totals.

The report reveals that Republicans hold about 41 percent of registered voters in the city, compared to 34 percent who registered as Democrats. The remaining 25 percent are registered as either “no party preference,” or a third party.

Voters who do not receive a sample ballot this week can check their voter registration status online to make sure they are registered to vote before the May 19 deadline.

The Registrar’s office reminds voters that they must re-register any time they move, change names, or wish to change political party affiliation. This can be done using a form on the California Secretary of State’s website that now allows citizens to easily register or re-register online.

Sample ballots also include an application to receive a vote-by-mail ballot, for those who prefer to vote from home instead of showing up at a polling place on election day.  Those registered to vote by mail will begin receiving their official voting ballots starting next week, and must turn them in by mail or in person by June 3 at 8 p.m.

Vote-by-mail ballots can be dropped off in person at several locations throughout the county, including Citrus Heights city hall from May 19 through May 31, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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