Voting Options

Vote by Mail Voting

 

Vote by Mail in the June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Primary Election

(The application period ends on May 27, 2014).

 

Complete the online form. (one-time application)

 

or

 

Print, fill out, sign and mail back the pdf June 3, 2014 Statewide Direct Primary Election Vote by Mail application.

 

FAX or MAIL your application to:

 

FAX:               (650) 312-5348

 

MAIL:             Registration & Elections Division
                       40 Tower Road
                       San Mateo, CA 94402

                       ATTN:  Vote by Mail Unit

 


Mail BoxVote by Mail Every Election

 

Print, fill out, sign and mail back the pdf Permanent Vote by Mail application.

 

If you always want to vote by mail, your application must have an original signature.  That’s why this uses a different form. 

 

FAX or MAIL your application to:

 

FAX:               (650) 312-5348

 

MAIL:             Registration & Elections Division
                       40 Tower Road
                       San Mateo, CA 94402

                       ATTN:  Vote by Mail Unit

 

The voter pamphlet has a detachable mail-back application form on the back cover as well.

 

If you send a letter requesting to Vote by Mail, you must include the following information:  your full name, residence address (in San Mateo County), mailing address where you want your ballot sent (if different from your residence address), the name and date of the election, and your signature.

 

Applications to Vote by Mail must be received by the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division seven (7) days before an election. (There isn’t enough time to mail and return ballots, otherwise.)

 


Emergency Vote by Mail Voting

 

If, during the seven days before an election, you become ill or disabled or, for any reason, find that you will be away from the polls on election day, you may request in a written statement, signed under penalty of perjury, that a ballot be delivered to your authorized representative. Your authorized representative will receive your ballot after presenting the signed statement at the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division.

 

Voter authorization for delivery of ballot within seven (7) days prior to election

 


Overseas Voting - Uniformed and Overseas Voters

 

San Mateo County voters who are overseas or in the military may register and apply for an absentee ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application form (Standard Form 76). This form is available at your local US Embassy or by visiting the Federal Voting Assistance Program website at http://www.fvap.gov/.