Application Period for Military and Overseas Voting Begins April 24, 2020 for the June 23, 2020 County Service Area No. 1 Special Mail Ballot Election

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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 ballot application period for military and overseas voters participating in the June 23, 2020 County Service Area No. 1 Special Mail Ballot Election opens April 24 and will remain open through Election Day. “Our goal in every election is to ensure every eligible voter has the opportunity to cast their ballot, no matter where they are,” said Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder.

Eligible San Mateo County voters include:

  • A U.S. citizen;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • Absent from your voting residence;
  • Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty;
  • A spouse or dependent of a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty;
  • U.S. citizens living abroad, who may register and apply for a ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).

The FPCA form is available at your local U.S. Embassy or the Federal Voting Assistance Program website at www.fvap.gov. You may also go to the California Secretary of State’s website at www.registertovote.ca.gov to register as a military or overseas voter.

When you register, you may choose to receive your ballot by email, fax, or postal mail. Pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, San Mateo County will send your ballot between 60 and 45 days prior to Election Day.

The final day for registered overseas voters to request a mailed ballot is May 9. Applications for faxed or emailed ballots may be submitted up to and including Election Day.

For more information, call 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.