Supervisors To Hear Recommendations From Shasta County Elections Commission

Shasta County may not be done with the debate over hand counting ballots. Last Spring the Board of Supervisors canceled the contract with Dominion Voting Machines in favor of a hand count but the state then passed a law forbidding hand counts in almost every election. Machines were then acquired from a different company. The board created a “Shasta County Elections Commission”, which has no real powers but they make recommendations to the board. During Monday’s meeting the commission will consider several items, including whether to recommend that the county thumb its nose at the state law and proceed with a hand count anyway. The commission meets in the supervisors chambers at 2 O’clock Monday.