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 deadline for registration for the June 23, 2020 Special Mail Ballot Election is Monday, June 8. Voter Registration forms sent by mail must be postmarked on or before June 8. Voters may also register to vote online at registertovote.ca.gov/.
Voter Registration Forms are available at the following locations:
- Public Libraries
- City and Town Halls
- Post Offices
- Department of Motor Vehicles Offices
- Registration & Elections Division
To be eligible to register to vote, 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.
Voters can confirm their current registration status online at www.smcvote.org by clicking on the “My Election Info” button. The latest county registration statistics (updated biweekly) are available under “Voter Registration.”
Conditional Voter Registration (CVR)
Voters who miss the June 8, 2020 voter registration deadline may “conditionally” register to vote and receive their ballot immediately at the Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA, 94402. When a conditional ballot is cast, the Registration & Elections Division processes the registration, determines the individual’s eligibility to register, and validates the individual’s information. If the voter is eligible to vote in San Mateo County, the registration becomes permanent and the conditional ballot will be counted.
Voters who change their names, have cancelled or pending registrations, or are registering in San Mateo County for the first time, must still vote a conditional ballot.