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Candidates Night Will be held October 18

Candidates Night Will be held October 18

The Fallon Post will join Lahontan Valley News and Lahontan Broadcasting in sponsoring Candidates Night on October 18 at the Fallon Convention Center 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. The event will feature forums for candidates who are running for the four Churchill County school board seats, as well as candidates who are running 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 network1sports.com. beginning at 6 p.m.

Churchill County School Board 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. Candidates for the 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.

All three of these races are 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 will cause an opening for his county commission upon his official resignation. Gov. Steve Sisolak will appoint a replacement.

Key dates for the 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 on 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 the 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.