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Voter's Choice Act
In September 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Voter's Choice Act (VCA) to make voting easier for people with disabilities and other minority groups. San Mateo County is one of five counties set to implement the VCA starting with the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election.
Starting with the June 5, 2018 election, voters in San Mateo County will have three options:
- Vote by Mail - All registered voters in San Mateo County will receive a ballot in the mail along with a postage paid return envelope. Once completed, the ballot can be mailed back to the elections official in the return envelope.
- Drop Off – The voter also has the option of dropping their ballot at one of over 20 drop-off locations not including the 24 hour drive up drop box at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo. Drop-offs will be checked periodically and ballots will be taken to the issuing elections official.
- Visit a Vote Center – Voters will have the option of going to one of 39 Vote Centers in San Mateo County, which will replace polling places. Although there will be fewer Vote Centers, a lot more can be done at Vote Centers than at traditional polling places. Residents can visit any Vote Center in the county to cast a vote in person, register and vote on the same day, drop off a ballot, use an accessible voting machine, and get help and voting materials in multiple languages. Vote Centers will be open up to 29 days before Election day.
For details on drop off locations, Vote Center locations and hours, or more information about the Voter's Choice Act visit www.shapethefuture.org.
San Mateo County Clerks' "Why Vote" Series – Important Information About Accessible Voting Best Practices