Time to Vote! 📮

Got your ballot? The County of San Mateo has all the resources you need to successfully vote: https://www.smcacre.org/post/vote-mail-ballots

Vote by Mail Ballot

Voting by mail is easy!

  1. Vote your ballot by filling in the box next to your choice.
  2. Put your voted ballot inside the postage paid return envelope.
  3. Sign the return envelope between the hole punches. This is important! (In order to count your ballot, we must match your signature on the envelope with the signature in your voter registration record.)
  4. Seal the envelope.
  5. Return the ballot.

Return Your Ballot

Don’t delay! Once you vote your ballot and properly sign the envelope, you need to return it on time. Here’s how:

  1. Drop it off in the mail. It can only be accepted if it is postmarked on or before Election Day, and received by our office within 17 days after Election Day (Per AB 860 – The 17 days allows an extended period of time for the ballot to be received during the COVID-19 pandemic).
  2. Drop it off at any Drop Box location.
  3. Drop it off at any Vote Center.

Drop Box Locations in San Mateo

King Center Recreation Center (Outside)
725 Monte Diablo Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401


Main Library
Due to Public Health Orders, this Ballot Drop Box location will be available starting October 31. See Library website for details.
55 West 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

City Hall (Outside)
330 West 20th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403


Registration & Elections Division (Inside and Outside)
40 Tower Road
San Mateo, CA 94402

More Resources

Ballot drop-box locations are listed on the County website here:
https://www.smcacre.org/ballot-drop-box-locations
https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/4395/How-and-Where-to-Vote-in-San-Mateo

Now you can also track your ballot here:
https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ball

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