Join Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Senator Scott Wiener, Assemblymember Phil Ting, Mark Church and Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk Recorder
Learn How Elections are Changing in San Mateo!
Vote by Mail
April 19, 2018
Learn how the California Voter’s Choice Act will make it easier for how, when and where you cast a ballot. Starting in 2018, all registered voters in San Mateo County will receive their ballot in the mail a few weeks before the election. Most neighborhood polling places will no longer be used for voting. Instead, you will have 3 choices for how to vote.
- Vote by Mail
You can mail your ballot as soon as you receive it
You can drop off your ballot at any secure Ballot Dropbox as soon as you receive it. No postage is required at Ballot Dropboxes.
- Vote Center
You can vote in person by visiting any Vote Center in your county. All Vote Centers will be open for at least 4 days from Saturday, June 2 through Tuesday, June 5. Some Vote Centers will be open for 11 days starting Saturday, May 26. At every Vote Center you can:– Vote in person.– Register to vote the same day, all the way up through Election Day.– Drop off your completed ballot.– Vote with an accessible voting machine.– Get help and voting material in multiple languages.