How to vote in San Luis Obispo County

Vote by Mail (VBM)

Be sure to sign the return envelope. Your signature must appear similar to the original signature on your voter registration form. A Vote-by-Mail ballot without your signature will not be counted. Your Vote-by-Mail ballot can be returned by mail, dropped off at any Voter Service Center, or deposited in a ballot drop off box. Click here for more on VBM.

Ballot Drop Off Box (Hours vary)

Return your Vote-by-Mail ballot at a ballot drop off box. Hours vary by location. Click here for a list of ballot drop box locations.

Vote In Person

No form of ID is needed to vote in person. The list of polling locations is available and you can click here to locate your polling place. You are not required to bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot to a Voter Service Center if you prefer to cast your ballot in person, but it is strongly encouraged. 

Accessible Voting

The Registrar of Voters office provides the Voter Information Guide in an accessible format on the Voter Profile page. The official ballot for the September 14, 2021, Special Recall Election will be available through the Remote Accessible Vote-by-Mail portal beginning Monday, August 16. For accessibility questions, call (805) 781-5228 or visit https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Clerk-Recorder/All-Services/Elections-and-Voting/ASSISTANCE-for-VOTERS-with-SPECIAL-NEEDS.aspx 

VOTE BY MAIL FOR EVERYONE

Every registered voter was mailed a Vote-by-Mail ballot by August 16.

County Website: https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Clerk-Recorder/Elections-and-Voting.aspx 

Check Your Registration: https://couragecaliforniainstitute.org/voter-tools/ 

Track Your Ballot: https://couragecaliforniainstitute.org/#track