REDDING. Calif. — The City of Shasta Lake special election is just around the corner on March 7th and with a twist, instead of voting at polling stations, the March special election will be mail-in ballots.
The biggest difference between this special election and last year's November election is there are no polling places open on Election Day, Tuesday, March 7. Despite this, those voting in the elections still have options for in-person voting at the Shasta County Clerk's office.
Shasta County Clerk, Cathy Darling Allen, told KRCR “for every mail-in ballot election we have in California we have to also offer in-person voting opportunities.”
“The Elections Office is available to do in-person voting, starting on Feb. 6th. We have to be available for folks who are voting in this election in Shasta lake city.” Allen added.
Allen added that this step away from in-person voting can be due to the type of election but there are many drop boxes available in Shasta Lake City as well as Redding.
The Shasta County Clerk's Office will be available to anyone who might need assistance with their ballots and can be treated as a polling station starting in February and even up to election day on March 7th.