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Mayor Liccardo Raises Awareness About New Voting Procedures in the March 3 Primary Election

In 2020 Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters modernized voting, providing more access and more convenience

Post Date:02/26/2020 10:21 AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 26, 2020

Contact: 

Rachel Davis, Office of Mayor Sam Liccardo, 408.712.9149, rachel.davis@sanjoseca.gov

SAN JOSÉ, CA. - Mayor Liccardo will visit one of 110 voting centers across Santa Clara County today to help educate voters on the changes in the voting process for the upcoming March 3, 2020 election. Santa Clara County recently adopted the Voter’s Choice Act to modernize elections and make voting more accessible to residents. The Voter’s Choice Act provides voters with more options of how, when, and where they vote.

“Elections are decided by the people who go out and vote,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “You have the opportunity to let your voice be heard and the power to decide on the quality of life you want for yourself and future generations.”

This year, registered voters received a Vote by Mail ballot, and are able to vote by doing the following:

  1. By Mail - You can return your ballot by mail. No postage is required if you use the provided return envelope. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, and received by the Registrar of Voters within three days after the election, or;

  2. In-person at any Vote Center in Santa Clara County, as early as 10 days before Election Day or; 

  3. By dropping your ballot in a Ballot Drop Box - including at the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voter’s Office located at 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San Jose, CA 95112

Important Things to Know About Voting in the March 3, 2020 Primary

Q: How long are polls open on Election Night? 

A: Polls are open on Tuesday, March 3 from 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Q: What do I do if I lost my vote by mail ballot?

A: If you need a replacement ballot, you can pick it up in-person at the Registrar of Voters office or at any Vote Center in the County. If you have any questions or need to locate your nearest Vote Center, you can find that information at www.sccvote.org.

Q: Is it too late to register to vote? How do I know if I’m registered to vote?

A: You can look up your voter registration at sccvote.org. If you’re not registered yet, because we’re close to Election Day, you’ll need to go in person to the Registrar of Voters office and conditionally register to vote.

Q: How do I know that my mail ballot will actually get counted?

A: You can track your mail ballot by going to sccvote.org. and clicking on “Vote by Mail Ballot Tracking.”

Q: I’m not registered to vote in the Democratic Primary. Can I still vote in this election?

A: Yes! Even if you’re not voting in a presidential primary, you can still vote for many local elections and other ballot measures.

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