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Placer County hosts candidate workshops

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There will be more than 180 positions available on various local city councils, school boards, parks, fire, water, and utility districts in Placer County this November. Citizens who are interested in serving their community and are registered voters are qualified to run for local office but may not know how to go about it. The Placer County Office of Elections will hold five free Candidate Workshops throughout Placer County to take the mystery out of running for office. Prospective candidates and their supporters are encouraged to attend. Members of the media and the general public are also invited. The workshops will explain many of the details involved in running for public office including campaign financial disclosure filing, campaigning techniques and working with the media. Guest speakers will include a successful candidate, a campaign consultant, and a member of the media, along with Jim McCauley, Placer County Registrar of Voters and knowledgeable Elections staff. The times and locations are as follows: • 6 p.m. July 1 at North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach • 6 p.m. July 8 at the City Council Chambers, 3970 Rocklin Road in Rocklin • 10 a.m. July 17 at the FAB Building, 2956 Richardson Drive in Auburn • 6 p.m. July 19 at the City Council Chambers, 311 Vernon St. in Roseville Candidate filing for the Nov. 2 Statewide General Election will open July 12 and close Aug. 6. For more information, go to www.placerelections.com or contact the Placer County Office of Elections at (530) 886-5650. ~ Staff report