It’s changing into an indication of the instances that some sections of the general public are skeptical about almost the whole lot.
We’ve heard division and questioning about the whole lot from vaccinations and authorities conduct, to overseas affairs, the pandemic and now the election.
Between social media, some faux information sources and the contagious nature of misinformation, nothing appears protected or plausible. We can also’t blame the general public for having doubts. We’ve seen outlandish conditions change into based on reality, and visa versa.
It doesn’t matter what a person thinks, there may be an election across the nook that wants our motion. We have to vote, if we haven’t but.
Butte County appears distanced from a few of the worst hyperbole however it’s even right here, with questions concerning the security of ballots, and suspicion about postal supply service.
We’re fairly positive we will say Butte County’s election course of is among the many most secure.
Clerk-Recorder Candace Grubbs informed this publication this week that the method labored tremendous for the March mail-in election, and she or he was assured of a repeat on Nov. 3.
Grubbs has been our election official for many years, and is aware of how issues work in Butte County. There isn’t any purpose to doubt her information of the method or her workplace workers.
All we have to do is get the ballots to her workplace in one in all a number of methods.
To make sure your vote is counted, there are alternatives. You possibly can drop it off on the Corridor of Document — Grubb’s workplace, at 155 Nelson Ave. in Oroville. You possibly can place it in one of many poll drop packing containers scattered all through the county at libraries and metropolis halls. Or you may take it to a voter help middle once they open.
As soon as once more, there aren’t any polling locations like we used to have. All the pieces is mailed.
The voter help facilities in Chico, Gridley, Paradise and Oroville shall be open beginning Oct. 31 by way of election day. For instance, there are facilities on the Chico Masonic Household Middle in Chico, Southside Neighborhood Middle in Oroville, Paradise Memorial Corridor, and Butte County Fairgrounds in Gridley.
The facilities are staffed with election personnel who will help if there are points or just to take your poll.
The entire record of the facilities is out there within the voter info information that got here within the mail, or on the Butte County elections web site https://clerk-recorder.buttecounty.net or over the cellphone by way of the elections workplace, 552-3400 Possibility 1 or 1-800-894-7761.
As to why some voters could also be holding on to their ballots, maybe they’re nonetheless making their minds up about candidates and points, however we hope it’s not due to insecurity within the system.
Turning ballots in earlier is preferable as a result of the elections workplace will get an early begin counting them, somewhat than having ballots piling up on election evening. Ballots postmarked Nov. 3 will nonetheless be accepted and counted, however … why wait?
We see no purpose to be frightened about Butte County’s elections course of.