(PLACERVILLE, CA) – El Dorado County's Registrar of Voters, Bill O'Neill, today announced the timing for when ballots will be mailed to County registered voters and the options voters will have for voting their ballot in the November 2020 general election.
"There has been significant news and concern about the United States Postal Service's ability to handle the high volume of mail ballots for this election," said O'Neill. "To ensure our voters receive their ballot timely and without issue we have worked hard to get our ballots produced and ready early. As a result, ballots will be mailed to all registered voters in El Dorado County on Monday, September 28th."
O'Neill noted that if a registered voter does not receive a ballot by October 5th, they should contact the County Elections office at (530) 621-7480 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
O'Neill reassured voters the upcoming election is being conducted in the same manner as the March Primary election, providing voters with many options, including the following:
Vote By Mail: You can vote your ballot at home and drop it in the mail, postage paid, drop it at our office, in one of the thirteen County of El Dorado drop boxes, or at one of the 13 Vote Centers opening on October 31. The locations of the drop boxes can be found here: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/Elections/Documents/8.%20Drop%20Box%20Locations.pdf
The location and times of operation for the vote centers can be found here: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/Elections/Documents/7.%20Vote%20Center%20Locations.pdfand hours for both are below.
In-Person Voting: There will be 13 Vote Centers open for four days prior to Election Day, starting on October 31st for anyone who would like to vote in person. You can vote at ANY Vote Center location, regardless of where you live in the County. You may bring your ballot and surrender it or just show up and check in to receive a new ballot.
"One of the most common questions I receive is about the safety of the election process, particularly given the several options available to voters," O'Neill said. "Our office has a strict protocol we follow to protect the rights and votes of each registered voter, including processes that check for multiple ballots being cast by a single voter and verifying signatures on file against the ballots cast."
There will COVID safety protocols in place which may cause delays. If you wish to vote in person, please consider voting early and be prepared for a wait.
"I invite anyone with a concern or interested in the process to visit the Elections department and see this transparent process in action," O'Neill added.
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