Here’s everything you need to know for the June 7 election in San Mateo 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 Vote Center, or deposited in a ballot drop off box. Return your Vote-by-Mail ballot by June 7. Click here for more on VBM.
Every voter registered to vote by mail will be mailed a Vote-by-Mail ballot by May 9, 2022.
Ballot Drop Off Box (Hours vary)
Return your Vote-by-Mail ballot at a ballot drop off box before June 7, 8:00PM.. 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. You are not required to bring your Vote-by-Mail ballot to the Vote Center if you prefer to cast your ballot in person, but it is strongly encouraged. Click here for a list of Vote Centers.
The Registrar of Voters office provides the Voter Information Guide in an accessible format on the Voter Profile page. For accessibility questions, call (650) 312-5222 or visit https://www.smcacre.org/remote-accessible-vote-mail-system
There are two circumstances in which you have a right to cast a provisional ballot in an election in California. First, if you believe you are registered to vote, but your name does not appear on the voter list at a polling location, you can vote provisionally. Second, if you voted by mail, but the county does not have a record of receiving your vote-by-mail ballot, you can vote provisionally.
Any eligible voter, including those displaced by wildfires, can cast a provisional ballot at any polling location in the county, and that ballot will be placed in a special provisional envelope before being put in the ballot box. Only the races you are eligible to vote in will be counted. A provisional ballot will be counted after county election officials confirm that you are registered to vote and have not already cast a ballot in this election.
Any voter who votes provisionally has a right to know whether their provisional ballot was counted. Click here to find the status of your provisional ballot.
San Mateo County Registrar of Voters Location: 40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402
San Mateo County Registrar of Voters Phone Number: 650-312-5222
San Mateo County Registrar of Voters Email: [email protected]
County Website: https://www.smcacre.org/elections
Check Your Registration: https://couragecaliforniainstitute.org/voter-tools/ Track Your Ballot: https://couragecaliforniainstitute.org/#track