Voting Options

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Voting Options

San Mateo County voters now have two easy options to vote: Vote by Mail and Vote Centers. Both options are available 29 days before Election Day, providing a convenient range of voting days to meet anyone’s schedule. 

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Accessible Vote by Mail System
A new service for voters with disabilities

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Vote Centers
Vote Early or on Election Day

California law allows voters to cast their ballot during the 29-day period prior to Election Day and on Election Day. You may cast your ballot via mail, or vote in person on paper or the electronic voting machine (eSlate).

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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!

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Uniformed and Overseas Voters

Military & Overseas Voter Information San Mateo County voters who are: 

  • Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty
  • Spouses or dependents of a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty
  • Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • U.S. citizens living abroad with an intent to return
  • U.S. citizens living abroad with no intent to return

may register and apply for a ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA).

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Assistance for Voters with Disabilities

The Registration & Elections Division has a long-standing commitment to working with voters with disabilities to help them exercise their right to vote. This page provides general information about these efforts, and voters are encouraged to contact us with specific requests for assistance using the contact information below.