As voting draws near for the general election, Sutter County's Elections Department is launching a mobile friendly voter information website specific to each voter's address.
"We're really happy to be able to offer a service that will give Sutter County voters information about the candidates and measures based on their resident address they can access on a smartphone or from their desktop computer," said Sutter County Clerk-recorder Donna Johnston, the County's chief elections official.
After the voter enters their address as they are registered to vote, the guide will display candidates and measures specific to their address, along with candidate statements and photos, if they have been provided by the candidates.
As the election nears, a polling place locator with a map will be added to the website.
The voter guide is also screen-reader enabled for visually impaired voters.
The guide can be found by entering www.Sutter.YourVoter.Guide into an internet search engine, or through the Sutter County Elections website (click on the Voter Guide and Poll Place Locator link under Voter Information). The Elections website is http://suttercounty.org/elections
Overseas military voting is currently underway. Absentee balloting begins October 10. The last day to register to vote is October 24. Election day is Tuesday, November 8.
Flashing warning lights have been installed on Highway 99 south of Yuba City near a truck stop that has created hazardous traffic conditions when large trucks enter and exit the highway.
The lights were installed near the intersection of Oswald Road by Caltrans this month as a compromise after efforts to have a traffic light installed were denied, said Fifth District Sutter County Supervisor Barbara LeVake. She said she and Planning Commissioner Zac Repka and Assemblyman James Gallagher discussed the traffic issue with Caltrans, but they were informed a traffic light was not suitable at the location. “I would like to thank Barbara and Zac for really pushing on this safety issue and (District 3 Caltrans Director) Amarjeet Benipal for taking action,” Assemblyman Gallagher said. “We want to continue to work on this and are hopeful the new traffic signals will help keep motorists alert.”
The Commander of the Yuba-Sutter California Highway Patrol said the warning lights will save lives.
“Thank you to all of our fellow stakeholders that made the safety enhancements to the 99 corridor a reality,” said Capt. Shon Harris of the CHP. “Experience has shown that any step we can take in this direction will undoubtedly save lives. I am confident that our community will see positive results due to this collaborative effort.”