Local high school students participate in elections training as part of a collaboration between SCAC TV, Shasta Scout, and the county elections office in the fall of 2020.

Vote. Vote. Vote. 

On June 7 we'll all be voting, right?! 

I also signed up to be the lowly Associated Press election stringer again this year, a process that involves running my "mobile office" out of a shadowy corner of the County elections office on the night of June 7 so I can hand off voting results from elections staff to the AP offices by phone every hour (how old fashioned!) In between, I'll be posting to Shasta Scout's Instagram and Facebook stories so I hope you'll check in there with questions and comments and check out what I'm up to! :)

Remember the Shasta County primaries happen June 7.  And regardless of your political persuasions we're rooting for every single one of you to vote!  We've shared voting resources below with hopefully more to come.

Annelise Pierce
Editor, Community Reporter
Shasta Scout

Elections Questions? Click here to ask!
Voting Resources!
Scout Guide to Local Candidate Forum Responses:

Pending release! Hopefully out today or tomorrow! 

CalMatters Resource for State Candidates:
We think you'll love this handy guide which is easy to navigate but chock full of information. For example, check out their guide to the state Controller, an office most of us probably know little about!  You can use this handy resource to guide your big picture understanding while you vote, whether you're voting at home or in the ballot box. 

Where, When and How to Vote in Shasta County

County Voting Guide - enter your address for the closest polling place 
Instructions on marking and returning your vote by mail ballot.
List of Drop Box Locations
List of Polling Place Locations
Accessible Voting
View your Sample Ballot 
Sign up to track your ballot at 
Election Day FAQ 
Observing Elections
Wild and Scenic Film Festival!

The 4th Annual Shasta Living Streets Wild and Scenic Film Festival is almost here. Experience 10 stunning films, gorgeous cinematography, and inspiring storytelling on a huge screen under the stars in the outdoor venue at the California Street Labs in downtown Redding. Both in-person and virtual tickets are available.

When: Saturday June 11, doors open at 6:30 and film begins at 8 
Where: Shasta Living Streets’ California Street Labs, 1313 California Street in Downtown Redding
Where Else: Virtual! (Tickets allow you to view on-demand between June 12-16)
What to Bring: A camp chair!
Tickets: Wild and Scenic Redding
Donate to Win: An Electric Cargo Bike 

Editor's note: I found the last few Wild and Scenic Film Festival experiences stunningly beautiful, deeply thought-provoking, and connected to the environmental coverage we provide on Scout- which is why we reached out to Shasta Living Streets to support publicizing this project.  Annelise 

*Shasta Scout is an in-kind sponsor of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Best of the Interwebs

🇺🇸 Almost Half of America Believes in the Great Replacement Theory (SPLC) Almost 48% of those polled subscribed to the conspiracy theory, according to survey results just released by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Tulchin Research. The belief is bipartisan although it skews to the right with nearly 7 in 10 Republicans in the survey group agreeing to at least some extent that demographic changes in the United States are deliberately driven by liberal and progressive politicians attempting to gain political power by “replacing more conservative white voters.”  Hat tip: Teddy Wilson 

💦 Does California Have Enough Water For Lots of New Homes? (LA Times) Yes, say experts, because statewide, 80% of California water is used for agriculture, not by households. Another 10% waters lawns, fills pools, and washes cars and sidewalks. While residents can and should reduce their water use through conservation, the biggest savings in residential use will come in how and where we design and build new housing and new communities some expert say.
🐝 Bees are ‘fish’ under Calif. Endangered Species Act (Reuters) Matthew Sanders of Stanford Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic hailed the decision as “a win for the bumblebees, all imperiled invertebrates in California, and the California Endangered Species Act.” Insects are “foundational to California’s agricultural production and healthy ecosystems,” he added.
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