Northern California Paper Recyclers, Inc., arrives this week to conduct certified destruction and recycling of unused ballot paper stock.
They’ve already come and conducted the certified recycling of materials during the November 2008 Presidential General Election, but now they are coming to pick up materials that remained unused. The unused ballot paper stock that’s being picked up this week had been stored in a secured location within the Elections Office.
Once the material is destroyed and recycled, Northern California Paper Recyclers will provide the Elections Office with a “Certificate of Destruction” for our records.
In the “quiet period” between elections, the Elections Office does much to organize and prepare for future craziness. You’ve read about our efforts to keep up-to-date on voter registration and update policies and procedures, and general archiving. Part of these efforts included the organization of our secured locations, resulting in the need to discard the unused ballot paper stock.
As of now, there are no other scheduled elections for 2009 until November. However, until then, our office will continue tomake these efforts to maintain and improve operations.