(Placerville, CA)—The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors today approved a date for the special election to fill former Supervisor Ray Nutting’s District II seat following a court order notifying the Board that the seat was vacant as of June 6, 2014. The election is scheduled for September 9, 2014 to comply with the County Charter that requires a special election to be held 90-120 days following a declared vacancy. Coming just two months ahead of the General Election on November 4, 2014, County Recorder-Clerk Bill Schultz explained to the Board that simultaneously planning two elections is challenging for the County and has never been done before. The special election ballot needs to be designed and ordered, and a certified election printer arranged to provide the sample ballots, vote-by-mail material as well as precinct ballots. The County will have to get permission from the Secretary of State to utilize its current election management system for an additional election. At the same time, the County is processing up to five initiatives, with thousands of signatures needing to be checked and verified. Estimated cost for the special election is between $80,000 - $100,000. Candidates for supervisor must be registered voters of the district they seek to represent for at least 30 days immediately preceding the deadline for filing the nomination documents and they must reside in the district during their incumbency. District II encompasses south County, much of Cameron Park and small portions of Shingle Springs and El Dorado Hills (see map).
A calendar showing deadlines for the upcoming election is posted here.
Candidates for Supervisor, District II, are encouraged to drop by the El Dorado County Elections Office, Building C, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville. Elections staff will walk candidates individually through the process of running for public office and provide the necessary Fair Political Practice Commission (FPCC) forms. The actual FPPC filing deadline is subject to guidance provided by the FPPC to the candidates.