4 Vote Centers Open Now, 45 Vote Centers Open Saturday, 49 locations November 3
October 28, 2020

Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: Jim Irizarry, Assistant Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

(Redwood City, CA) From October 31 through Election Day, the San Mateo County Event Center will serve as one of 45 Vote Centers located throughout San Mateo County. With its large facilities, acres of parking, and convenient location, the Event Center will serve as a “Super Vote Center.”

The Registration & Elections Division plans to set up 20 voting booths six feet apart inside Sequoia Hall via the West Parking Lot entrance on Delaware Avenue. Unique to the Event Center will be drive-thru voting, where Elections staff will bring a Vote by Mail Ballot to you.

New for this election, San Mateo County has deployed a Mobile Vote Center throughout the County, targeting urban areas with low eligible voter registration and rural areas affected by recent wildfires.

Our Mobile Vote Center will be stationed at Pescadero High School until October 29 and will move to Hillsdale Shopping Mall from October 30 through Election Day. Vote Centers at the Registration & Elections Division, County Center, and the South San Francisco Main Library opened October 5 and will be open daily through 8 p.m. on November 3.

San Mateo County will operate 45 Vote Centers for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election, including at least one in every city or town. In addition to these and the Mobile Vote Center, “Pop-Up” Vote Centers can be found at the following locations:

  • East Palo Alto Academy, November 2 and 3
  • La Honda Fire Brigade, November 3
  • La Honda Pescadero Unified School District, November 3.

Vote Center Hours:

  • Saturday to Monday
    9 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020
    7 am to 8 pm

Voters can visit any Vote Center for:

  • Curbside ballot drop-off
  • In-person voting
  • Replacement ballot pick-up
  • Same-day voter registration and voting
  • Multilingual assistance
  • Solving voting issues

Eligible voters received Vote by Mail ballots commencing Monday, October 5, 2020. Voted ballots can be returned in the postage-paid envelope provided, placed in an Official Ballot Drop Box, or returned to any Vote Center. A list of Vote Center and Drop Box locations can be found at www.smcvote.org.

Voters are encouraged to go to www.smcvote.org and sign up for automated alerts at “Where’s my ballot?” or select “My Election Info” to track when the Registration & Elections Division received their voted ballot and if their ballot was accepted.

November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election - COVID-19 Prepared

All Vote Centers comply with San Mateo County Health Department and CDC COVID-19 safety standards. Voters are expected to wear masks and adhere to all social distancing requirements. For more information on the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit www.smcvote.org or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.

The Registration & Elections Division also offers a toll-free hotline, 888.SMC.VOTE (888.762.8683), to assist voters in any language.

Related Contacts

Mark Church

Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665Get Directions

Jim Irizarry

Asst. Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Asst. Chief Elections Officer
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665Get Directions