Monday, April 20 is the Last Day to Register to Vote in the May 5, 2015 Election

Archive Press Release

Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

(Redwood City, CA) San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, Mark Church, announced that April 20 is the deadline to register to vote in the May 5, 2015 San Carlos School District Special All Mail Ballot Election.  A mailed registration card postmarked on or before April 20, 2015 will satisfy the deadline.    

“Registering to vote is one of our most fundamental rights as citizens,” stated Church.  “Let’s make voter registration something to be proud of in San Mateo County.  Register to vote and make sure your voice is heard on Election Day,” he added.  

To be eligible to register to vote, a person must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old by Election Day.  Additionally, eligible persons must not be in prison or on parole for a felony conviction nor declared mentally incompetent by the court.

Further, registered voters must re-register whenever they move to a new address, change their name or would like to change political party affiliation. 

Eligible persons can register to vote by completing a voter registration card.  Voter registration cards are available at:

  • Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Rd, San Mateo, CA 94402
  • 555 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Public Libraries
  • City Halls
  • U.S. Postal Service offices
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices

As well, individuals may register online by visiting www.shapethefuture.org and clicking on “Register to Vote.  By directly inputting their name and address, eligible voters can be sure their registration information is accurate. 

The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division website provides the latest registration statistics, updated weekly at: https://www.shapethefuture.org/voterregistration/registrationstats.asp.  The website also contains a link that allows eligible and registered voters to confirm their current registration status.  On the home page, click on “Check My Registration/Access My Election Materials/View My Voter Information Pamphlet.” 

For more information about the May 5, 2015 San Carlos School District Special All Mail Ballot Election, contact the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222 or registrar@smcare.org.


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