Deadline to Request a Replacement Vote by Mail Ballot is April 27, 2021
Deadline Ensures Time for Postal Delivery

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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) Tuesday, April 27, 2021, is the final day that registered voters may request a replacement Vote by Mail ballot be delivered by mail for the May 4, 2021 Portola Valley School District Special Mail Ballot Election. The deadline ensures that there is enough time for postal delivery. After this date, all requests for a replacement Vote by Mail ballot must be made in person at the Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. All registered voters participating in this special election received a ballot in the mail starting April 5, 2021.

To Request a Replacement Vote by Mail Ballot

Registered voters may request a Vote by Mail ballot by using any one of three request options:

  • Submit your request online by using the “Request a Replacement Ballot” form at www.smcacre.org/replacement-ballot.
  • Request a Vote by Mail ballot over the phone by calling the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222.
  • Prepare a written request, with your signature, stating your full name, residence address, mailing address (if different from your residence address), date of birth, and the name and date of the election for which the Vote by Mail ballot is requested (May 4, 2021). Fax to 650.312.5348 or email registrar@smcacre.org.
  • To pick up a replacement Vote by Mail Ballot for a family member or a voter residing in the same household, email registrar@smcacre.org to complete an Authorization to Deliver Vote by Mail Ballot application.

To Request a Vote by Mail Ballot After the Deadline

All requests for a Vote by Mail ballot after April 27, 2021 must be made in person at the Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road, San Mateo. Hours are available at www.smcvote.org or call/text 650.312.5222 for information. To pick up a replacement Vote by Mail Ballot for another voter after April 27, 2021, email registrar@smcacre.org to complete an Authorization to Deliver Vote by Mail Ballot After Close of the Mailing Period application.

Returning Your Voted Ballot

You may mail in your voted ballot or deliver it in person to the Registration & Elections Division.

Secure and accessible 24-hour Drop Boxes are available at the Registration & Elections Division in San Mateo and at Portola Valley Town Center (outside Town Hall front doors) for voters to drop off their ballots.

Voted Mail Ballot Deadline

To be counted, voted mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, May 4, 2021 and received no later than Friday, May 7, 2021.

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