Vote in Person


Vote in Person

Once at a Vote Center

Here are the steps for voting at a Vote Center:

  1. Fill out a Ballot Request form
  2. Check-in with the Vote Center Representative
  3. Wait a moment for the Vote Center Representative to issue you an access code to vote on the eSlate.
  4. Vote
  5. When finished voting, the Vote Center Representatives will give you an “I Voted” sticker – wear it proudly!

Most voters cast electronic ballots using the eSlate voting equipment. They are easy to use and accessible for all voters.

29 days before Election Day and on Election Day, we provide easy voting instructions.  Please ask a Vote Center Representative if you would like to see the instructions – they are happy to help!

Any voter may request and vote a paper ballot – simply let the Vote Center Representative know when you sign the ballot request.


Locations of Translated Sample Ballots

The June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election is an all-mailed ballot election. Every eligible voter will be mailed a ballot and can vote by mail or cast their ballot in person at a Vote Center during the times and days specified below. Each Vote Center will contain English, Spanish and Chinese ballots as well as a reference ballot in Filipino or Korean for certain precincts. A complete list of the languages available at each Vote Center is provided below.


eSlate Security and Accuracy

This section is an overview of the security features of the eSlates and the security procedures used by San Mateo County Elections designed to make ensure the integrity of the vote and the conduct of secure and accurate elections.

While no voting system is perfect and each has its advantages and disadvantages, studies show that electronic voting systems offer an accurate and secure method of voting:


eSlate Voting

What is it?

The eSlate is an electronic voting device, also known as a Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting system. The eSlate has won acclaim for its ease of use, accessibility and accurate vote tabulation.