Go Green!

Overview

Go Green!

What does it mean to “Go Green”?

Thanks to State Senator Jerry Hill, who co-sponsored Assembly Bill 1717, California voters can choose to “Go Green” and sign up to access their Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet online instead of receiving a paper version in the mail.

What are the benefits?

It’s Convenient 
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!

It’s Flexible
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.

It’s Paperless 
This reduces the copies of this pamphlet cluttering up your home and filling up your recycling bin.

It’s Multilingual
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.

It’s Free 
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.

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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.

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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.

Complete Paper Voter Pamphlet Application and submit to:

Registration and Elections Division
Attn: Paperless Voter Pamphlet Signups
40 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402