Here comes the election


In around two weeks, ballots will begin arriving in mailboxes of active voters across Douglas County, officially beginning voting in the 2022 General Election.

If it seems like this election has been going on for more than a year, that’s because it has. Some candidates for national office have been slogging along for the past 14 months.

But there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for both the candidates and the voters.

Ballots are scheduled to be mailed out on Oct. 7 and it won’t be long before those arrive at voters.

The most contentious and competitive countywide races on the ballot are for the three nonpartisan school board seats. Those candidates have been making the rounds and are invited to take the dais at the Town Hall Debates sponsored by the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, Business Council of Douglas County and The Record-Courier on Oct. 11.

A half-dozen Indian Hills residents are seeking three seats on the improvement district board while there are four seats on the Topaz Ranch Estates Improvement District Board that also have six people competing. Three candidates are seeking two seats on the East Fork Swimming Pool District.

The R-C’s General Election Guide is scheduled to print on Oct. 19, just before early in-person voting is scheduled to begin Oct. 22 through Nov. 4 in Minden and Gardnerville.

Since the number of election letters coming in is already accelerating, The R-C will give this space to our readers over the next five weeks.

We love letters from writers supporting their candidates, but we know people prefer to talk about the other side. In order to prevent any October surprises, the cutoff for letters about new issues will be Oct. 19. Please remember to include your address and phone number on letters so we can verify them.

We offer our sincere thanks to all the candidates who’ve put their lives on hold to seek an opportunity to serve our community.

Good luck.


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