Vote in Person on Election Day
When and Where to go vote
- Universal Polling Places
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 needing assistance.
Universal Polling Places (UPP) Voting Hours and Locations
- Voting Centers
On Election Day, two (2) accessible Voting Centers will be open in 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 needing 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
We encourage voters to mark the Sample Ballot and bring it with you to the polls. It will save you time. If you've lost your Sample Ballot, you can view and/or print it by clicking here.
Once at the polls
Here are the steps for voting at the polls on Election Day:
- Check-in with the election officer at the Universal Polling Place
- Sign the ballot request
- Wait a moment for the election officer to issue you an access code to vote on the eSlate
- When finished voting, the election officers will give you an "I Voted" sticker - Wear it proudly!
Most voters cast electronic ballots using the eSlate voting equipment. They are easy to use and accessible for all voters. Watch how it works!
On Election Day, we provide easy voting instructions - experienced voters don't usually need them. But if you do, just ask an election officer - they are there to help!
Any voter may request and vote a paper ballot - simply let the election officer know when you sign the ballot request.
Learn More about the eSlates