Ventura County Sheriff Ayub provides update on election safety concerns

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Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub


With Election Day coming Tuesday, Nov. 3, Ventura County residents have expressed concern over public safety in the coming days. 

Threats of unrest have emerged via social media and elsewhere in recent weeks. In response to these concerns, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub released the following statement on Oct. 23:

“Over the past few days, I’ve heard from many community members who’ve expressed various concerns for our public safety throughout this election season. Many of us have also seen and heard concerns on social media and from a variety of news outlets over threats of violence and civil unrest, during and after the election season.

"At this time we know of no specific threats to our community. We are in continuous communication with our local, state and federal counterparts on these concerns. And we are well prepared to address any public safety issues that arise.

"Safe, fair and free elections are the cornerstone of our democracy, and they must remain as such. The men and women of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office remain vigilant and committed to ensuring our elections remain open and secure, and that our communities remain the peaceful and safe places that we call home.”

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