Vote by mail ballots now available
Vote by mail ballots for the Consolidated General Election on Nov. 2 are now available from the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office. Permanent Vote by Mail Voters and those voters who reside in Mailed Ballot precincts should have received their ballots by now.
County Clerk Janice Atkinson reminds all other voters who wish to vote by mail in this election that they must submit a personally signed request for the ballot to the Registrar of Voters Office. Requests can be made by mail or in person.
Registered voters other than Permanent Vote by Mail voters and those who reside in Mailed Ballot precincts should have received a Sonoma County Sample Ballot/Voter Information Pamphlet by now. The application form on the back of the Sample Ballot can be used to request a vote by mail ballot. Requests may also be made by sending a personally signed letter to the Registrar of Voters, Vote by Mail Division, P.O. Box 11485, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.
If a letter contains the request of more than one voter, each voter must personally sign the request. The last day to request a vote by mail ballot by mail is Oct. 26. For situations arising after Oct. 26, applications for vote by mail ballots can be made in person up to and including the day of the election at the Registrar of Voters Office, 435 Fiscal Drive, Santa Rosa.
Voters returning their Vote by Mail ballots by mail should mail them back no later than Oct. 27 to ensure they are received by the Registrar of Voters Office by Election Day. Voters may also return vote by mail ballots to any polling place in Sonoma County on Election Day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Nov. 2.