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Fresno County Addendum to the Election Administration Plan

Fresno County Addendum to the Election Administration Plan

 

On behalf of Brandi Orth, County Clerk/Registrar of Voters:

 

August 7, 2020


Dear Valued Community Members:

ADDENDUM TO THE ELECTION ADMINISTRATION PLAN

Due to COVID-19, there will be a few changes to the final EAP plan and the County Clerk/Registrar of Voters is accepting the public’s input on any concerns or feedback they may have from August 7, 2020 to August 17, 2020.

 

The Addendum to the EAP is available on the Fresno County Clerk/Registrar of Voters website: www.votefresnocounty.com.

 

All parties wishing to provide input can email the County Clerk at clerk-elections@fresnocountyca.gov.

 

 

JAMES KUS – PROGRAM MANAGER

Office: (559) 600-7152        Fax: (559) 488-3279

Email:  jkus@fresnocountyca.gov

 

COUNTY CLERK/ELECTIONS                                      

2221 Kern Street
Fresno, California 93721

The County of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Fresno County Elections Recruitment

Fresno County Elections Recruitment

 


Subject: Fresno County Elections Recruitment

 

Dear Community Partner,

 

Thank you for your support during this unprecedented time in our voting history. Fresno County Elections is currently seeking candidates for Election Worker and Election Coordinator positions for the upcoming November election. Attached you will find a flyer that includes information about the positions and how to apply. Our office greatly appreciates your willingness to disseminate this information to your various distribution lists. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions. Thank you again for your support.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

VoteFresnoCountyEmail

 

BRANDI L. ORTH
County Clerk / Registrar of Voters

COUNTY CLERK/ELECTIONS

Office: (559) 600-3013

Fax: (559) 488-3279

Email: borth@co.fresno.ca.us

 

2221 Kern Street
Fresno, California 93721

The County of Fresno is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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FW: Four Steps

FW: Four Steps

 

Our nation is at an important inflection point right now. Significant demographic changes. A growing awareness of and need to tear down systems built on racism, and rebuild them better and fairer. A reckoning of our shared history and what it means for our present and future. And a president that invited foreign interference in our last election and is actively trying to suppress the vote in our next one. 

It has never been more important to protect and strengthen our democracy and to engage an expanded and diverse group of voters. Here’s how you can help: 

1. Register to vote. Eligible residents in California can get registered in just a few clicks here. (If you live outside of California, visit iwillvote.com.) 

2. Think you’re already registered? Double check and make sure everything’s correct. Especially if you’ve moved recently, changed your party affiliation, or changed your name. And remember to include an email address so you receive timely updates and reminders. 

3. Check in with three people and ask them if they’re registered. If they’re unsure, send them the links above! Don’t forget that 16- and 17-year-olds can pre-register to vote. 

4. Talk about it and be about it. Familiarize yourself with election resources here or at your county registrar’s website and share information wherever you can. You’d be surprised how often questions come up in person and online. By being a well-informed neighbor, you can help knock down the barriers that could keep someone from voting. 

That last call-to-action is critically important. As you may know, to protect the health and safety of voters and election workers this fall, we are sending a mail-in ballot to every active registered voter in California this year. Counties will have different options for in-person early voting. And we’ll have public health measures in place at voting locations on and before Election Day. This will take some getting used to — especially for voters who are used to walking in to a polling place on Election Day. 

The strength of our democracy depends on having a well-informed and well-prepared electorate and making sure that voting is accessible, secure, and safe. My office is doing our part. And we’re asking you to do yours. 

Thank you for your commitment,

Alex Padilla 

California Secretary of State

 

PAID FOR BY ALEX PADILLA FOR SECRETARY OF STATE 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 


Important Update Regarding National Convention

Important Update Regarding National Convention

ACLU Settles Fresno Polling Place Lawsuit

ACLU Settles Fresno Polling Place Lawsuit

ACLU Settles Lawsuit against Fresno County over Removal of Polling Place in Dispute over Black Lives Matter Signs

 

For Immediate Release:  June 23, 2020 

Media Contact: (415) 621-2493; press@aclunc.org

FRESNO –Today, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California settled a lawsuit with Fresno County over the chief elections official’s removal of a polling place at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno – all because the church refused to cover up Black Lives Matter banners on church property.

The removal of the Church as a polling place was spurred by complaints from one person calling Black Lives Matter a “terrorist” group.

Under the settlement agreement, the county has agreed to designate Unitarian Universalist Church as a voter ballot drop-box location for at least four years, including two presidential elections and the primaries in between. In addition, the congregation will be allowed to continue to display its signs affirming the worth and dignity of Black Lives during the elections.

“The settlement affirms our commitment to participating in the democratic process while continuing to display our Black Lives Matter banners and we will continue to do so to highlight the racial injustice against Black people,” said the church’s minister Rev. Tim Kutzmark. “We’re thrilled that the church will be able to serve voters again, now as a ballot drop box location.” 

In our lawsuit filed in June of 2019, we argued that Brandi Orth, Fresno County Clerk and Registrar of Voters, violated the church’s right to free speech when she ordered the polling place moved, saying the Black Lives Matter banners prevented the church from being a “safe and neutral” voting place for the November 2018 elections.

“It’s ironic that county officials took away the church’s polling place because they said it made some voters uncomfortable. Yet now, a year later, community activists have emblazoned Black Lives Matter on a street in front of Fresno City Hall, encouraged by city officials,” said Christina Fletes-Romo, a voting rights attorney with the ACLU Foundation of Northern California

“This settlement is a victory for Fresno County voters. In a time when vote-by-mail is more crucial than ever due to COVID, this additional ballot drop-box will ensure that voters don’t have to choose between their health and their right to vote,” said Steve Hankins, partner with Riley, Safer, Holmes and Cancila LLP, our co-counsel in the lawsuit.

 

 

 

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