Vote by Mail

Verify the elections office has received your ballot by using the link below.

 

How the vote-by-mail process works:

  • Once your application is processed you will receive a ballot in the mail.
  • Follow the steps below to make sure that your ballot is counted.

1   Mark Your Ballot

Mark your ballot using a dark ballpoint pen.

  • To vote for a candidate darken the oval next to your choice
  • To vote on any measure, darken the oval next to your choice
  • If you make a mistake, you can request a replacement ballot by contacting the elections office

2   Review Your Ballot

  • If you vote for more candidates than allowed or if you vote both Yes and No on a measure, your vote will not count for that candidate or measure.
  • You do not have to vote on all contests. Those you do vote on will still count.   
  • Check both sides of your ballot for voting contests.

3   Sign and Seal Your Ballot

  • After you have finished voting, complete the information on the back of the envelope. This includes your physical address (not a PO Box) and signature.
  • Important! Sign the return envelope or your ballot cannot be counted.

4   Return Your Ballot in ONE of the Following Ways

  • Deliver your ballot in person before Election Day

Calaveras County Elections Office 
891 Mountain Ranch Road,
San Andreas, Ca 95249

 

  • Mail your ballot
     
  • Place in the postage paid return envelope. To make sure that your ballot is received on time, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 3 days after Election Day to be counted;
             Or
  • Designate any person to return the ballot on your behalf by completing the top portion of your return vote by mail envelope;
               Or
  • Drop your ballot at any vote center or ballot drop box in Calaveras County on Election Day.
  • You, or any person you have authorized, can take your ballot to any vote center or ballot drop box in Calaveras County.

 

 US Mail Box


After you return your ballot

  • When your ballot is received, your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card. 
  • Your ballot will then be separated from the envelope to protect your privacy.
  • All valid ballots are counted in every election in California, regardless of the outcome or closeness of any race.

 

Important! In order for your ballot to be counted, it MUST BE SIGNED and either postmarked on or before Election Day
or delivered in person to an election official by 8:00 pm on Election Day. 
   

 

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Crossover Voting

 

  What is Crossover Voting?

In a Presidential Primary, if you are registered to vote with a political party, you will receive a ballot that contains Presidential candidates for that party only.  Voter's who have indicated “No Party Preference/Other/Unknown” on your voter registration are automatically mailed an official ballot before every election in which you are eligible to vote.

Under California Law, qualified political parties may allow registered voters with “No Party Preference” to “crossover” and vote in their parties. Please note that if you choose to request a crossover ballot, it will not change your party preference.

For the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election, the political parties that have allowed “crossover” voting are listed below:

American Independent Party

Democratic Party

Libertarian Party

What to do next:

  1. If you do not wish to request a “crossover” ballot, no action is required. A “Nonpartisan” ballot will be mailed to you automatically. The nonpartisan ballot will not list party contests such as President of the United States.
  2. To request a “crossover” ballot, email or call us with your party selection, and include your full name and address. Call toll free at (833)-536-8683, or email us at electionsweb@co.calaveras.ca.us.
  3. To vote for a Presidential candidate of a party not listed for crossover voting, you must first submit a new voter registration application, selecting the party preference of your choice. To check your status visit: https://elections.calaverasgov.us/Voter-Services/Registering-to-Vote.  Or you can update your registration here: https://registertovote.ca.gov/.

For more information about voting in the upcoming presidential election, please visit the Secretary of State's website: How to Vote for U.S. President​.​ 

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