If this brutal election cycle is making you wish you could just vote already, you can! Showing up at your polling place on November 8 isn’t the only option. You don’t have to be “absent” to vote absentee. In San Luis Obispo County there are several ways to make voting as easy as possible.
Vote by Mail–Request a vote-by-mail ballot from the San Luis Obispo County Elections office by November 1.
Return by Mail — A mail-in ballot must be postmarked on or before November 8th and received by the elections office no later than November 11th. Don’t procrastinate!
Return in Person–Drop your mail-in ballot at the county elections office or any polling place before 8:00pm on November 8th.
Vote Early in Person–Early voting began October 11th. Go the SLO Clerk-Recorder’s office or the Atascadero Clerk-Recorder’s office to vote in person.
Vote at the Polls–Polls are open on Election Day, November 8, from 7:00am to 8:00pm. If you’re uncertain of your polling place, check at the California Secretary of State website.
Dates to Remember
It’s not too late to register. If you’ve moved or changed your party affiliation in the past year, you need to re-register. Keep these important dates in mind:
October 24th – 15-day close of registration. If registering between October 11 and October 24, you will receive notification of your polling place, but no other voter information.
November 1st – Last day to have a mail-in ballot mailed to you.
November 8th – Election day. Polls are open from 7:00am – 8:00pm