What does it mean to “Go Green”?
Go Green only applies to obtaining your Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet (SBVIP) online.
Your Official Ballot will be mailed to your registered address.
To vote – You can:
- complete your official ballot and return by mail OR
- complete your official ballot and drop it at a Ballot Drop Box location OR
- vote at a Vote Center.
What are the benefits?
In just a few keystrokes you can access your Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet anytime from anywhere. There’s no need to keep track of where you put your paper copy—it’s always there!
You can view, save or print your pamphlet or email it to a friend within minutes. Plus, you can do this as many times as you like.
This reduces the copies of this pamphlet cluttering up your home and filling up your recycling bin.
You can access your Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet in English, Spanish or Chinese.
It’s Your Choice
If you find that you’d rather have a paper copy of the pamphlet, just let us know and we’ll supply it.
There’s no cost to make this publication available online; we’ve already produced it for print. If you choose a paperless copy of the pamphlet, it saves taxpayer dollars.
It’s Good for the Planet
Your choice to “Go Green” saves trees, reduces the carbon footprint and lessens the load in our landfills.
Where can I retrieve my Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet online?
Your pamphlet becomes available online approximately 40 days prior to an election. In the days leading up to an election, you can simply click on the My Elections Info page and fill in the blanks to access your Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet and other voter materials.
If you provide us with an email when you sign up to “Go Green,” we’ll send you a notification email when your pamphlet is ready.
What if I change my mind?
If you decide that you prefer to receive a paper version of your Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet after you have signed up to “Go Green,” the law guarantees that you can revert to the paper version at any time.
- you can resubmit the online form OR
- complete Paper Voter Pamphlet Application and email to email@example.com or mail to:
Registration and Elections Division
Attn: Paperless Voter Pamphlet Signups
40 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402
Sign Up for Go Green!
Get your Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information online