County Issues Advisory After Radio Ad Alleges Voter Fraud In Shasta County

An advisory has been issued by the Shasta County Administrative Office concerning a paid radio commercial. The ad, which ran on KQMS, claimed anecdotal evidence that a significant number of ballots were being received by the wrong addressees, and provided a phone number to call and report such errors. It was a private number but there was concern that people would think they were calling a trusted authorized government agency, and they would provide private confidential information. The commercial was done by Supervisor Patrick Jones and Citizens Election Advisory Commission member Bev Gray, whose phone number was listed. Any questions by voters should actually be directed to 225-5730 or emailed to As far as election integrity, there has been no evidence presented in any forum that indicates any questionable conduct whatsoever within or involving the elections department. Any word to the contrary is merely rhetoric.