"We, as citizen auditors, dedicate our time, energy, and resources to the cause of free and fair elections for all."
In order to restore integrity to the election process, we must ensure that the elected Registrar of Voters is complying with all Federal and State Laws.
We recommend that everyone use this website from the Secretary of State's Office.
Here you can check on the status of your vote and more.
A lost vote is where you mailed in your ballot, but no record of your vote of being received exist. Checking on your vote is prudent and we encourage you to check on your vote at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov
Have you received a ballot for someone who doesn't live at your home?
Should that happen, the best thing to do is return the ballot to the Registrar of Voters Office.
In the Judicial Watch lawsuit with Los Angeles over irregularities in the voter rolls, it demonstrated the importance of properly maintained voter rolls. No county is immune from finding dead people or those that have moved, on their registration rolls.
Pursuant to Election Code Section 2187, 2188, and 2194, voter registration information is available to persons or groups for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes as determined by the Secretary of State.
The voter roll is a public document and as such we can obtain it from many different sources, such as, but not limited to; the Secretary of State's Office or the County Registrar of Voters Office.
The permissible uses of the voter registration list are defined in Section 19003 of the CA Election Code, https://www.sos.ca.gov/administration/regulations/current-regulations/elections/voter-registration#section-19003
As Citizen Auditors, we will be using the voter roll in a manner that is consistent with the permissible uses, primarily under sections, but not limited to these sections:
1.) Using registration information for the purposes of communicating with voters in connection with any election.
6.) Conducting any survey of voters in connection with any election campaign.
8.) Conducting an audit of voter registration lists for the purpose of detecting voter registration fraud.
As Citizen Auditors, we are independent of any governmental agency, such as the Nevada County Registrar of Voters Office. We are not employees of the County of Nevada and will not make any representation that we are.
When we introduce ourselves in person or by phone, we will use the phrase; Citizen Auditors, as part of our introduction.
If you have experienced any of the problems we have identified or would like to volunteer, please Contact Us by using the form below or call us at 530-802-2996.
We want to hear from you.
We have separated the audit into two categories:
There are discrepancies which need further investigation. The data needed has been requested under the California Public Records Act, however the County of Nevada has determined that the release of that data is not in the best interest of the public and is refusing to release it for public review.
Other discrepancies revealed problems in the voter registrations rolls.
There are two type of voter rolls that were used in the audit:
This is a comprehensive list of registered voters which is constantly updated as voters move into, out of, or around the county.
We acquired a snapshot of this data which we used in many ways such as testing whether certain provisions of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) are being complied with.
The history rolls are produced to document who was eligible to vote in that specific election, did they vote, did they vote in-person or by mail, or was their ballot returned as undeliverable.
It is with these history rolls that we looked for those who didn't vote.
Once these voters were identified in the history rolls, we confirmed if they were in the Countywide index.
A table of those who were still in the Countywide index was created documenting the years in which these voters failed to vote.
Then we applied the rules as established in the Help America Vote Act to determine if any of these registrations should be removed.
Our audit has found several problem areas that need to be addressed.
The Board of Supervisors needs to take this report seriously and investigate the matter. Failure to do so would be a violation of their oath of office.
This is the report that has been submitted to the County of Nevada Grand Jury and the County of Nevada Board of Supervisors. It is our hope that these people who took an oath of office, will do their duty, and investigate the findings of this report and take the appropriate actions based on the findings to restore Integrity in our local elections.
Failure to act is not an option for anyone who took an oath of office.
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