Albany County Clerks Office to Discuss Future of Voting in Albany County

By: League of Women Voters of California LWVC

At a town meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the County Commissioners’ Room of the Albany County Courthouse.  Albany County Clerk Jackie R. Gonzales and her Election Team will meet with the public and government officials to discuss the future of voting in Albany County.

Across the state, voting equipment and processes are aging. As counties face a lack of funding and resources to make the necessary updates, various options to lower costs are being explored.   The meeting will provide information about a number of voting options including mail ballots, vote centers and polling place consolidation.

A survey to gather public opinion about the direction people in the community would like to see voting go will also be made available in person as well as online at the following address:

https://goo.gl/forms/7X83mXB54dC9ViTy2

Similar meetings have already been held in a number of Wyoming counties as a solution is sought. The Clerk’s Office hopes that the meeting will serve as an opportunity to open a dialogue about possible changes and welcomes any member of the public to attend and provide input.

The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the County Commissioners’ Room of the Albany County Courthouse.