Monday, October 24 is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the November 8, 2011 Election

Archive Press Release

Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Alternate: David Tom, Deputy Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Redwood City, CA – Election Day for the November 8, 2011 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election is less than three weeks from today, and October 24 is the last day for eligible voters to file a new or updated voter registration card to be entitled to vote in this election.

San Mateo County’s Chief Elections Officer and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, issued this reminder to county voters today. He added, “This countywide election includes many races for local public offices as well as local ballot measures. These local elections often have the most impact on the quality of life in our neighborhoods and communities, so it is important that eligible voters take the time to register and to vote.”

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must be: (1) a U.S. citizen; (2) at least 18 years old on Election Day; (3) not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction; and (4) not deemed by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and to vote. Further, registered voters must re-register whenever they have (1) moved to a new address, or (2) changed their name, or (3) desire to change political party affiliation prior to a Primary Election.

Voter registration cards are available at the County Elections Office, as well as at any public library, city hall, or any office of the U.S. Postal Service or Department of Motor Vehicles. Cards are also available online, from the website of the California Secretary of State at Voter registration cards require the applicant’s original signature and must be submitted in person or through the mail. A mailed registration card that is postmarked on or before October 24 will satisfy the deadline.

The website of the County Elections Office provides the latest registration statistics, updated weekly: The website also contains a link that allows eligible and registered voters to confirm their current registration status on the Home page, click on “Check My Registration/Access My Election Materials/View My Sample Ballot Pamphlet.”

The press release is displayed in its original format. San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Elections website now resides at