Watch for Your Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet for November 7, 2017 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District 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) On September 28, the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division will begin mailing the Sample Ballot & Voter Information Pamphlet to registered voters for the November 7, 2017 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election.

“I encourage voters to review the material carefully and to mark their choices on their sample ballot. If they are voting at the polls on Election Day, it is helpful to bring the pre-marked sample ballot with them,” recommended Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder. “A pre-marked sample ballot helps voters ensure that their choices are the ones meant to be selected,” added Church.

The Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet is a valuable resource for voters. It includes:

  • A sample of your Official Ballot
  • Information about candidates and measures on your ballot
  • Voting options (Vote by Mail, Voting Centers, Polling Places and Ballot Drop-off Locations)
  • Voter resources (websites, email addresses and phone numbers)

All voters eligible to vote in the November Election will receive a pamphlet in English. Spanish and Chinese versions of the election materials will also be mailed to voters who have requested them in their preferred language. Spanish and Chinese election materials may be requested at the time of registering to vote or at any time thereafter. Additional copies of the pamphlet are provided on request.

Visually impaired voters may request a copy of the county’s Sample Ballot & Official Voter Information Pamphlet on audiotape by calling the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222.

In addition to the paper copy, any voter may view their pamphlet online in either PDF or accessible format by visiting www.shapethefuture.org and clicking on “View My Voter Information Pamphlet.”

Voters may also join our Go Green! program to view their pamphlets online only. Voters can sign up by clicking on “Go Green! Get my future Voter Pamphlet online! ” on www.shapethefuture.org. After signing up, they will no longer be mailed a paper copy of the pamphlet and will be notified by email that their pamphlet is now available online.

For more information on the November 7, 2017 Consolidated Municipal, School and Special District Election, please call 650.312.5222, visit www.shapethefuture.org or follow @smcvote on Twitter.


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