It’s Election Day — More than 50 percent of Lassen County ballots scanned in

It’s Election Day and as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 3, the Lassen County Clerks Office has scanned in more than 8,000 ballots, with more on the way.

According to Lassen County Clerk, Recorder Julie Bustamante, about 52 percent of ballots for the county has been received so far.

“The turn out has been great,” she said.

If you haven’t submitted your ballot yet, you still have options.

 

Voting Assistance Centers

The Election Office, located at 220 South Lassen Street, Annex in Susanville, and the Janesville Fire Station will be open to assist voters in person until 8 p.m. tonight Tuesday Nov. 3.

 

Official Drop Boxes

Official Drop Boxes are located behind the Historic Courthouse and at the Fire Station in Janesville. They are available until 8 p.m. tonight Tuesday Nov. 3.

 

Vote by Mail

While voters sending their ballots through the mail were encouraged to mail them back early, the Lassen County Elections office has 17 days to accept ballots post marked by today, Tuesday, Nov. 3, according to Bustamante.

 

Due to COVID-19, the local Elections Office noted it was not having traditional polling places this year.

“You will not have a traditional polling place during the Nov. 3, 2020 General Election, because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” read a statement from the local office. “Lassen County is adhering to federal guidance and the State’s stay-at-home requirements as directed in the Gubernatorial Executive Order, statutes, and the California Department of Public Health directives and guidance in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Every voter in California was mailed a ballot.”