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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

 

January 4, 2017

 

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

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

 

Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

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

 

Application Period for Military and Overseas Voting

Ballot Application Period Opens January 6 for the March 7, 2017 Menlo Park City Elementary School District Special Election

 

(Redwood City, CA) The ballot application period will open shortly for all newly registered military and overseas voters planning to participate in the March 7, 2017 Menlo Park City Elementary School District Special Election. The application period will begin January 6 and will remain open through March 7.

Eligibility Criteria
San Mateo County voters who are eligible include:

Ballot Application Procedure
The FPCA form is available at any US Embassy or at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website, www.fvap.gov. You may also register as a military or overseas voter through the California Secretary of State’s website www.registertovote.ca.gov.

When you register, you may choose from three methods to receive your ballot: Pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, San Mateo County will send your ballot between 60 and 45 days prior to Election Day.

“We respond promptly to all requests from military and overseas voters,” Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, explained. “Despite the natural challenges posed by overseas communication, our goal is to ensure that every eligible voter has the opportunity to participate in the upcoming election.”

Deadline
The deadline to register to vote in this election is February 21, 2017. Registered overseas voters may submit an overseas ballot application up to and including March 7, 2017 (if the voter chooses to receive the ballot via email or fax.)

For more information on the March 7, 2017 Special Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit www.shapethefuture.org or follow @smcvote on Twitter.