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San Mateo County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder-Elections
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Official Election Site of San Mateo County

MARK CHURCH, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 1, 2016

 

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

Phone: 650.363.4988 | Fax: 650.363.1903 | Email: mchurch@smcare.org

 

Alternate: David Tom, Interim Elections Division Manager

Phone: 650.312.5222 | Fax: 650.312.5348 | Email: dtom@smcare.org

 

Deadline to Request Vote by Mail Ballots through the Mail is November 1, 2016

Deadline ensures enough time for postal delivery

 

(Redwood City, CA) November 1st, 2016 is the final day that registered voters may request a Vote by Mail ballot to be delivered to you by mail for the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election. The deadline ensures that there is enough time for postal delivery. After November 1, all requests for a Vote by Mail ballot must be made in person at one of the County’s Voting Centers.

“More than 63% of San Mateo County’s registered voters have signed up to vote by mail in the upcoming November election,” said Mark Church, San Mateo County’s Chief Elections Officer and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. “Voting by mail provides voters with a convenient alternative to voting at a busy polling place on Election Day,” he added.

To Request a Vote by Mail Ballot on November 1, 2016 for Mail Delivery

Registered voters may still request a Vote by Mail ballot on November 1 by using any one of four request options:

To Request a Vote by Mail Ballot After November 1, 2016

All requests for a Vote by Mail ballot after November 1, 2016 must be made in person at one of the County’s three Voting Centers:

Voting Center Hours of Operation

Returning Your Voted Ballot
You may mail in your voted ballot to the Registration & Elections Division or you may deliver it in person to any Voting Center or city/ town hall in the county.

24-Hour Drive-Up Drop Box
The Registration & Elections Division also has a drive-up 24-hour drop-box in its parking lot for your convenience. The drop box, polling places and Voting Centers will close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voted Mail Ballot Deadline
To be counted, voted mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and physically received no later than Monday, November 14, 2016.

For more information on the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit www.shapethefuture.org or follow @smcvote on Twitter.