Application Period for Military and Overseas Voting Begins September 6, 2019 for Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election

New Site Press Release

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 opens September 6 and will remain open through Election Day for military and overseas voters participating in the November 5, 2019 San Mateo County Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election. “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.

San Mateo County voters who are eligible include:

  • 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 form (“FPCA”).

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

When you register, you may choose to receive your ballot by 1) email, 2) fax or 3) 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 October 21. Applications for faxed or emailed ballots may be submitted up to and including Election Day.

For more information on the Military and Overseas Voting and the November 5, 2019 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit www.smcacre.org or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @smcvote.