Application Period for Military and Overseas Voting
Ballot Application Period Open Until Election Day for the April 4, 2017 Woodside Elementary School District Special Election
Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) The ballot application period will remain open through April 4 for newly registered military and overseas voters participating in the April 4, 2017 Woodside Elementary School District Special Election.
San Mateo County voters who are eligible include:
- Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty;
- A spouse or dependent of a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty;
- Members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and
- U.S. citizens living abroad
San Mateo County voters may register and apply for a ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application form (“FPCA”).
Ballot Application Procedure
The FPCA form is available at any US Embassy or at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website, www.fvap.gov. You may also go to the California Secretary of State’s website www.registertovote.ca.gov to register as a military or overseas voter.
When you register, you may choose to receive your ballot by:
- fax; or
- postal mail.
Pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, San Mateo County will send your ballot between 60 and 45 days prior to Election Day.
“We respond promptly to all requests from military and overseas voters due to the natural challenges posed by overseas communication,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. “Our goal every election is to ensure every eligible voter has the opportunity to participate in the election.”
The deadline to register to vote in this election is March 20.
Registered overseas voters may submit an overseas ballot application up to and including April 4, if the voter wants to receive the ballot via email or fax.
The press release is displayed in its original format. San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Elections website now resides at www.smcacre.org