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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 18, 2013

 

Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Phone: 650.363.4988 Fax: 650.363.1903 E-mail: mchurch@smcare.org

 

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager
Phone: 650.312.5222 Fax: 650.312.5348 E-mail: dtom@smcare.org

 

Monday, October 21 is the Last Day to Register to Vote In the

November 5, 2013 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election

 

 

(Redwood City, CA) Election Day for the November 5, 2013 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election is less than three weeks away, and October 21 is the last day for eligible voters to file a new or updated voter registration form in order to vote in this election. 

Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, reminds voters that, This countywide election includes local offices and ballot measures.  There are many issues on the ballot that will affect voters and their communities, so it is important that eligible voters take the time to register and to vote. 

While voters may still register to vote by filling out a voter registration card, the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division urges individuals to take advantage of online registration at the California Secretary of State website http://registertovote.ca.gov. By directly inputting their name and address, eligible voters can be sure their registration information is accurate and processed efficiently. 

A mailed registration card that is postmarked on or before October 21 will satisfy the deadline. Voter registration cards are available at:

  • The Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Rd, San Mateo, CA 94402
  • 555 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Any public library
  • Any city hall
  • Any office of the U.S. Postal Service
  • Any Department of Motor Vehicles office

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must be:
(1) A U.S. Citizen;
(2) At least 18 years old by Election Day;
(3) Not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction; and
(4) Not deemed by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and to vote. 

Further, registered voters must re-register whenever they have
(1) Moved to a new address,
(2) Changed their name, or
(3) Desire to change political party affiliation.

The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division website provides the latest registration statistics, updated weekly: https://www.shapethefuture.org/voterregistration/registrationstats.asp. The website also contains a link that allows eligible and registered voters to confirm their current registration status on the home page click on Check My Registration/Access My Election Materials/ View My Sample Ballot Pamphlet. 

For more information about the November 5, 2013 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election please contact the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222 or registrar@smcare.org