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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

eSlate Voting

Verify Your Vote on the eSlate


Verify Your Vote - It's Your Right

It's your right and your responsibility as a voter - to verify your ballot choices before voting. eSlates allow voters to verify their ballot choices before casting their ballot. We strongly recommend that you compare the choices that appear on the screen with the choices that appear on the paper record before you push the "Cast Ballot" button to vote.


How Does a Voter Verify Their Vote?

Walk through the six easy voting steps pictured below. They show you the exactly what you to do while voting on the eSlate system. Notice that every voter will: make choices, review choices, verify choices, and then, cast their ballot.

  1. Select Language
    • Turn the SELECT wheel to highlight your language.
    • Press ENTER.

  2. Select Language
    • Turn the SELECT wheel to highlight the first number of your ACCESS CODE.
    • Press ENTER.
    • Repeat for each number.

  3. Make Choices
    • Turn the SELECT wheel to highlight your ballot choice.
    • Press ENTER. The box to the left of the choice changes to red.
    • To change your choice, turn the SELECT wheel to your new choice and press ENTER.

  4. Review Choices
    • Review the Ballot Summary page carefully.
    • To change a choice from the Ballot Summary Page, turn the SELECT wheel to highlight the contest you wish to change and press ENTER.
    • Press CAST BALLOT if your choices are correct.
    ballot summary
  5. Verify Choices
    • Verify your selections on the printed record.
    • Only after verifying the printed record, turn the SELECT wheel to highlight Accept Page and press ENTER.
    paper verification
  6. Cast Ballot
    • After you have verified and accepted all printed pages, press CAST BALLOT to finish voting.
    • Pressing CAST BALLOT after you have verified all printed pages completes the voting process and records the ballot.
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Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 312-5222
Fax: (650) 312-5348
Email: registrar@smcare.org


Assistance for Voters with Disabilities:

Dial 711 For Telecommunications Relay Service
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683
Language Assistance
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683 or 1 (888) SMC-VOTE