Voting is officially underway in Sacramento County! Early last week, Sacramento County Department of Voter Registration and Elections (DVRE) distributed more than 728,000 Vote by Mail ballots, meaning that voters across the County can begin casting their ballots for the June 5 election.
So how exactly can you vote this election? With Sacramento County being one of five counties to implement the Voter’s Choice Act, residents can now pick when, where and how they want to vote. Ensure you’re ready for Election Day with the following guide:
- Choose how you want to vote
By Mail: Place the voted ballot inside the envelope provided, sign the envelope and return. Note: Two stamps are required for postage and ballots returned by mail must be POSTMARKED on or before Election Day, June 5.
Drop Box: As of May 8, voted ballots can be placed in any of the 53 secure Drop Box locations throughout Sacramento County. A complete list of locations can be found online and in the Sacramento County Voter Information Guide that has been mailed out.
Vote Center: Beginning on May 26, voters can vote in person for up to 11 days, including Election Day at any open Vote Center throughout the County. Remember, voted ballots can ONLY be returned to a Vote Center during the dates they are open. If you’d like to return your ballot before May 26, please send via mail, return to the Elections Office or place in any Drop Box. A complete list of Vote Center locations and hours of operation can be found online or in the Sacramento County Voter Information Guide that has been mailed out.
- If you miss the registration deadline, you can take advantage of the new Conditional Voter Registration option that begins on May 22. Offered at the Elections Office and any open Vote Center, this extends the existing traditional voter registration deadline to eligible voters, allowing them conditionally register and vote a provisional ballot from May 22 through Election Day.
- Did you become a naturalized citizen after close of registration? You can register to vote at the Elections Office or as of May 22, complete the Conditional Voter Registration form at any open Vote Center. New citizens must present a Certificate of Naturalization which must have a naturalization date that is after the closing date of registration and they must declare that they have established residence in Sacramento County.