The clerk-recorder’s office issued this press release:
In a report released on May 13th, 2011, the Nevada County Grand Jury commended the Nevada County Elections Office for “a job well done” during the General Election last November.
Gregory J. Diaz, Nevada County Clerk-Recorder, would like to publicly thank all of the seasonal staff and Poll Workers that participated in November‘s Gubernatorial Election.
“Much of the good work that was done is a credit to all of the seasonal staff and Poll Workers who pitched in tirelessly and seamlessly with our professional elections office staff.” Diaz said.
“Poll Worker and staff duties aren’t easy, and they may not have known that their efforts were being scrutinized, but they demonstrated to the Grand Jury that:
They knew intimately the complex rules and regulations as well as the practicalities of the voting process, and they enforced the rules in an environment that was sometimes difficult.
They assured that all ballots were guarded securely, a crucial responsibility.
They helped voters cast ballots properly, answered their questions knowledgeably, showed voters how to operate electronic voting equipment, and fixed any problems that cropped up in that equipment.” Diaz continued.
The conduct of fair and accurate elections is a hallmark of American democracy. The Nevada County Grand Jury examined the election thoroughly, placing observers in all 57 polling places, attending training, as well as carefully auditing the Elections Office and staff.
The Jury’s conclusion: [We are] pleased to report to the citizens of Nevada County that the November 2, 2010 Nevada County General Election ran smoothly, problems were minor, and the election was conducted effectively.
“In other words, good work, trouble free. I can only add to that fine report my personal thanks to each and every person who worked so hard, and so professionally, on this election,” Diaz added.