Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City) Mark Church, San Mateo County’s Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, announced that a total of nine Vote Centers will open on Saturday, May 26, 2018 for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election. The five Vote Centers located in Daly City, Half Moon Bay, Redwood City, San Bruno and San Mateo are in addition to the four Vote Centers which opened on May 7.
“The June 5 Election is the first All-Mailed Ballot/Vote Center Election under the California Voter’s Choice Act,” stated Church. “I’m pleased to say that San Mateo County is one of just five counties in the State to offer voters these voting options under the new law.”
Vote Centers for the Statewide Direct Primary Election currently open are located at:
- Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo
- Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, 555 County Center, First Floor, Redwood City
- South San Francisco Main Library, 840 West Orange Avenue, South San Francisco
- Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA, City Room, 555 Bell Street, East Palo Alto
Vote Centers opening on May 26 are located at:
- Daly City City Hall, 333 90th Street, Daly City
- Half Moon Bay Emergency Operations Center, 537 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay
- North Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
- Skyline College, Building 1, Gallery, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno
- Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, 200 N. Quebec Street, San Mateo
Hours of operation for the nine Vote Centers are as follows:
- Saturday, May 26, 2018 through Monday, June 4, 2018
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (daily including Memorial Day)
- Tuesday, June 5 (Election Day)
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thirty additional Vote Centers will open on June 2, bringing the total to 39 Vote Centers available through Election Day.
Voters are encouraged to use the “Track and Confirm” tool on www.smcacre.org to track their voted ballot and confirm if it was accepted.
The Registration & Elections Division offers a toll-free hotline, 888.762.8683, to provide assistance in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Tagalog. A chat feature has recently been added to the Division’s website at www.smcacre.org.
New Election Model for June 5, 2018
The June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election is the first election in the state of California conducted under the California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA).
The VCA will implement an All-Mailed Ballot/Vote Center election model, with every registered voter receiving a Vote by Mail Ballot through the mail. The voted ballot may be returned by mail, dropped off at any Vote Center or Ballot Drop-off Box located throughout the county. Return postage is pre-paid.
Vote Centers replace traditional polling places and are open for voting throughout the early voting period. Vote Centers provide expanded voter services such as voter registration, multilingual assistance, and disabled access voting options.