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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
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Voting Options

 

1. Vote by Mail

Every registered voter will be mailed a vote by mail ballot with a postage paid return envelope for November 3, 2015 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District All-Mailed Ballot Election.


Returned ballots postmarked on or before Election Day will be accepted provided ballots are received by November 6, 2015.

 

Drop Off Your Voted Mail Ballot

If you didn't already mail your ballot back to the Elections Division, you have a couple of options on Election Day.

  • You may drop off your voted ballot at any one of 20 City/Town Halls, 32 Universal Polling Places or 2 Voting Centers in the county.
  • You can take your envelope with the ballot sealed inside to the US Postal Service and get it postmarked.
    Your ballot can be accepted if your envelope is postmarked on or before Election Day and it is received no later than November 6. Please remember to sign your envelope.

If you mailed your ballot on time, but aren't sure we will receive it on or before November 6, 2015, there is a way to make sure your vote counts. You may go to a Universal Polling Place or a Voting Center and tell the election officers of your concern, They may ask you to vote a provisional ballot and will help you through the process, it is not difficult. If your Vote by Mail ballot comes in the mail in time, we will count the mailed ballot and will not count the provisional ballot. If your mailed ballot was not received in time, the provisional will be counted.

 


2. Vote Early

October 5-November 2, 2015

 

California law allows voters to cast their ballot any time during the 29 day period prior to Election Day. You may vote in person with your mailed ballot or on the electronic voting machine (eSlate) at either of our two Voting Centers.

 

From October 5, 2015 through November 2, 2015, two (2) accessible Voting Centers will be open in San Mateo County.  At either of these Voting Centers, any San Mateo County registered voter will be able to vote in person, request a replacement ballot, or drop off his or her voted ballot. Personnel will be on hand to help voters requesting assistance.

 

Voting Center Locations:

Voting Center Hours:

  • October 5-November 2
    Monday-Friday
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 31, 2015
    10 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Election Day, November 3, 2015
    7 a.m.-8 p.m.

3. Vote in Person on Election Day

On Election Day, thirty-two (32) accessible Universal Polling Places will be open throughout San Mateo County.  At any of these Universal Polling Places, any San Mateo County registered voter will be able to vote in person, request a replacement ballot, or drop off his or her voted ballot. Personnel will be on hand to help voters requesting assistance.

 

Universal Polling Places (UPP) Voting Hours and Locations

 

Voting Centers
On Election Day, two (2) accessible Voting Centers will be open throughout San Mateo County.  At any of these Voting Centers, any San Mateo County registered voter will be able to vote in person, request a replacement ballot, or drop off his or her voted ballot. Personnel will be on hand to help voters requesting assistance.

 

Voting Centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Voting Center Locations:

San Mateo County Elections Office

40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402

 

Office of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

555 County Center, 1st Floor, Redwood City, CA 94063


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CONTACT US:

 

Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 312-5222
Fax: (650) 312-5348
Email: registrar@smcare.org

 

Disabled Voter Assistance:

Dial 711 For Telecommunications Relay Service
Phone: 1 (866) 393-VOTE
Language Assistance
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683 or 1 (888) SMC-VOTE