Thanks to the California Voter’s Choice Act, a law passed in 2016, voters in five California counties will have more flexibility to choose how, when, and where they cast their ballots, beginning with the June 5 th primary election.
Participating counties are:
- San Mateo
Voting options under the Voter’s Choice Act include:
- Vote by Mail: All registered voters in participating counties will be sent a ballot in the mail.
- Use a Drop Box:Voters can choose to return their mail-in ballot by dropping it off at any designated drop box in the county. Drop boxes will be available across each county as soon as ballots are received.
- Vote In-Person: You can still vote in-person at ANY Vote Center in the county. Vote Centers will be open up to 11 days before and including Election Day. Voting materials in multiple languages and disability-accessible ballots will be available at EVERY Vote Center.
- Vote Centers are also open on the weekends and you can choose at ANY Vote Center – it doesn’t have to be the one closest to your home.
- Register to Vote at a Vote Center:If you have not registered to vote, you can visit any Vote Center to register and vote the same day up until and including Election Day.
- You can also update your registration (e.g. change address) at any Vote Center.
For more information on the Voter’s Choice Act, visit: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voters-choice-act/.
For information specific to your county, including drop box locations, and vote center locations and hours, visit your county’s elections office or Registrar of Voters: