Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced today that Monday, October 21, 2019 is the deadline to register to vote in the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election.
To be eligible to register to vote in the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election, a person must be a U.S. citizen; at least 18 years old by Election Day; not in prison or on parole for a felony conviction; and not deemed by a court to be mentally incompetent to register to vote.
If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can pre-register to vote. Persons who are pre-registered will automatically become a registered voter on their eighteenth birthday.
Registration Deadline Requirements
Voter Registration forms sent by mail must be postmarked on or before October 21. To register online, visit the San Mateo County official elections website at www.smcvote.org and click on “Register to Vote.” Registrations online must be submitted by midnight Pacific Time on October 21.
Voter Registration Forms are available at the following locations:
- Public Libraries
- City and Town Halls
- Post Offices
- Department of Motor Vehicles Offices
- Any of the County’s Vote Centers
- Registration & Elections Division
A full list of Vote Center locations can be found online at www.smcvote.org and clicking “All Vote Center Locations” or at www.smcacre.org/vote-center-locations.
Conditional Voter Registration (CVR)
Voters who miss the voter registration deadline can “conditionally” register to vote and provisionally vote on the same day at any County Vote Center. Once the Registration & Elections Division processes the affidavit of registration, determines the individual’s eligibility to register, and validates the individual’s information, the registration becomes permanent and the CVR provisional ballot will be counted.
Vote Centers currently open for the November Election from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. on weekdays are located at:
- Registration & Elections, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo
- Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, 555 County Center, 1st Floor, Redwood City
Two additional Vote Centers will open on Saturday, October 26 with an additional 14 Vote Centers opening on Saturday, November 2. All 18 Vote Centers will be open through Election Day.
Changes of Name, Address or Party Affiliation
Voters must re-register whenever they move to a new address, change their name or would like to change political party affiliation. Registered voters who re-register are updating their existing record and not creating a new one.
Confirming Current Registration Status
Eligible and registered voters can confirm their current registration status online at www.smcvote.org by clicking on “My Election Info.” The latest county registration statistics, updated biweekly, are available under “Voter Registration.”
All-Mailed Ballot – Vote Center Election Model for November 5, 2019
The November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election will be the third election San Mateo County conducts under the California Voter’s Choice Act model. Traditional polling places have been replaced by Vote Centers, which will be open for voting more days and will offer expanded voter services including voter registration, multilingual assistance, and disabled access voting options. Every registered voter, in a jurisdiction holding an election, will receive a Vote by Mail Ballot, which can be returned with no postage required in any mailbox or ballot drop box located throughout the county.
For more information on the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org or follow us on Twitter Instagram @smcvote.