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Positive Changes for Voters Begin this June Primary: More Days, More Ways to Vote

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:

  • Madera
  • Napa
  • Nevada
  • Sacramento
  • 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:

Sacramento County Voter Registration & Elections

Madera County Elections Division

Napa County Elections

Nevada County Registrar of Voters

San Mateo Accessor/County Clerk/Recorder & Elections

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