Candidates Night slated for Oct. 18

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Candidates Night on Oct. 18 at the Fallon Convention Center will feature forums for individuals seeking four Churchill County school board seats as well as candidates vying for sheriff and Fallon City Council Ward 3.

Candidates Night will also be broadcast on KKTU (99.5 FM) and streamed live on the internet at beginning at 6 p.m.

The Lahontan Valley News, Lahontan Broadcasting and Fallon Post are sponsoring the event along with the Churchill County Republican Central Committee. Steve Ranson, editor emeritus of The Lahontan Valley News, and Rachel Dahl, publisher of The Fallon Post, will be the panelists. CCRCC Chairman Gary Smith will be the moderator.

Voters will select four Churchill County School District trustees. Incumbents seeking another term are Matt Hyde and Amber Casey-Getto. Newcomers include Julie Goetsch-Guerrero, Walter Henderson, Joe McFadden, Bill Post and Ivy Ward. The school board race is nonpartisan. Candidates for school board will answer a series of questions related to education in Churchill County and Nevada.

Sheriff Richard Hickox will be seeking his second term. His challenger is Daniel Sharp.

Paul Harmon and Geoffrey Knell are running for Fallon City Council Ward 3 to replace James Richardson. Kelly Frost was unopposed in Ward 1.

Both races are also nonpartisan.

Other county races were decided in June. Myles Getto won the open Churchill County Commission District 2 seat vacated by Pete Olsen, who is termed out. Greg Koenig won the Assembly 38 seat, which caused another opening for county commission. Gov. Steve Sisolak will appoint a replacement.

Key dates for general election
• Mail ballots for the 2022 general election must be sent by Oct. 19.

• The last day to update voter registration and request a mail ballot is Oct. 25.

• Early voting begins Oct. 22 and ends Nov. 4 in the commission chambers at the Churchill County Administration Building, 155 N. Taylor St.

• The general election is Nov. 8 at the Fallon Convention Center and also on the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Reservation.

• The last day for the clerk’s office to receive a ballot by mail is Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked.

• The last day for mailed ballots to be received and counted by county election officials is Nov. 12.

• The last day for voters to “signature cure” or address any issue with the signature on their mail ballot is Nov. 14.


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