Voters who wish to receive their Vote by Mail ballot through the United States Postal Service for the Nov. 5, 2013 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election must ensure that the request is received by the Registration & Elections Division no later than Tuesday, Oct. 29.
This legal deadline is to allow for sufficient time for postal delivery to and from the voter.
After Oct. 29, all requests must be made in person at the Registration and Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo or at the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Office at 555 County Center, First Floor, Redwood City.
The hours for the two locations are as follows:
Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 (weekdays) - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 2 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 5 (Election Day) - 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
“Voting by mail is a convenient and reliable method, and we expect more than half of all county voters to do so in this election. This is definitely a popular option here and throughout California,” stated Mark Church, San Mateo County’s Chief Elections Officer and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.
A request to vote by mail can be made solely for this election or for all future elections until the voter cancels at any future time.
To make a request to Vote by Mail, registered voters may:
> Complete the application form on the back cover of the voter’s Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet. And mail it to the address indicated, or fax it to 650.312.5348, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
> Submit the request online by using the request form tool accessed via the “Check my Registration/Access My Election Materials/View My Sample Ballot Pamphlet” link at www.shapethefuture.org.
>Prepare a written request, signed by the voter, that states the voter’s full name, residence address, mailing address (if different from the residence address), date of birth, and name and date of the election for which the Vote by Mail ballot is requested. Fax it to 650.312.5348 or mail it to the Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402, or email it to email@example.com.
Voters who have not mailed their voted ballots near the date of the Election, should consider dropping it off by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, at any of the following locations:
1. 40 Tower Road, San Mateo;
2. 555 County Center, Redwood City;
3. Any open polling place in San Mateo County; or
4. Any City Hall in San Mateo County during business hours.