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Nov. 6 is Election day – Go Vote! 

Paso Robles voters are heading to the polls today to decide several contested elections. Polls open at 7 a.m. in Paso Robles. The city’s mayor will be elected today. Incumbent Duane Picanco is expected to win because he is the only candidate on the ballot. He has two opponents running as write in candidates, Gary Nemeth and Jeff Rougeot.

Two seats are up for grabs on the city council with four locals on the ballot.

• FRED STRONG, Incumbent
• NICK GILMAN, Incumbent
• STEVEN W. MARTIN, Self-Employed Businessman
• JIM REED
• JERRY JONES of Paso Robles is running as a write-in candidate and is not on the ballot.

Three Paso Robles initiatives appear on the ballot:

• MEASURE E-12 To provide funding that cannot be seized by the State, but will stay in Paso Robles for such things as street repair, maintenance, and improvement, and other vital city needs, shall the City of Paso Robles enact a temporary one half of one percent sales tax which will expire in 12 years?

• MEASURE F-12 ADVISORY MEASURE If the voters approve a one half of one percent City limited term general sales tax increase, shall the additional revenues be used primarily for the purpose of repairing and maintaining the City’s roadways?

• MEASURE G-12 Shall the term of office of mayor be four years?

Seven candidates are running to fill four seats on the board of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District. They are the following residents.

• ROBERT SIMOLA, Incumbent
• JOAN SUMMERS, Retired School Secretary
• NICOLETTE HARLEY, Mother/Realtor
• TIM GEARHART, Incumbent
• DAVID S. LAMBERT, Parent
• CHRIS BAUSCH, Parent/Businessman/Realtor
• JOEL PETERSON, Parent/Communications Director

Are you wondering where you should go to vote in Paso Robles? Here is a complete list of polling locations in the county:

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