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Vote — Statewide primary election is June 7

By Melissa Dowling

Voting in this month’s election is easier than ever. Under California’s new Voter’s Choice Act election model, passed last fall and adopted by Sonoma County, all registered voters in the county should have received a ballot in the mail in early May, well before the June 7 election date. The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office also sent all registered voters a County Voter Information Guide describing what’s on the ballot.

The easiest way to vote is by mail. You can simply fill out your ballot, sign it, and drop it in any mailbox. It needs to be postmarked on or before June 7 and received by the Registrar of Voters Office by June 14 to be counted.

Another option is to drop your ballot at an official dropbox location. There are 21 locations in Sonoma County. The official ballot dropboxes are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The most convenient locations in Sonoma Valley are:

Kenwood Fire Station, 9045 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood Jack London Village, 14301 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 W. Napa St., Sonoma

If you prefer the thrill of voting in person, or if you didn’t receive a ballot in the mail, you can vote at an official Vote Center. Vote Centers are open now through June 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be open on election day, June 7, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Official Sonoma Valley Vote Centers are at:

Oakmont West Recreation Center, 6470 Meadowridge Dr., Santa Rosa Kenwood Fire Station, 9045 Sonoma Hwy., Kenwood Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 1st St. W., Sonoma

The official Vote Centers also offer conditional voting and same-day voting, accessible voting equipment, curbside voting, and telephone interpreter services.