Host a Vote Center or Ballot Box


El Dorado County Elections is always looking for facilities to host Vote Centers and secured Vote by Mail ballot drop-off boxes. If you know of an accessible location that may be interested in hosting a Vote Center or Ballot drop-off box, please email the Election Department.

Vote Center Location Requirements:​

  • Facility commitment to be open continuously for 11 days or 4 days, including Election Day. The 11 day commitment includes the two weekends before Election Day and the 4 day commitment includes one weekend before Election Day.
  • The ideal space for a Vote Center at least approximately 400 sq. ft.  feet.
  • The facility must be open to voters a minimum of eight hours per day; Election Day hours are still 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
  • Facility access for Vote Center staff (staffed by our office) is required one hour before and one hour after voting hours. Access to restrooms for Vote Center staff also required. 
  • Parking available for voters and Vote Center staff.
  • Secured storage area for voting equipment.
  • A survey of every facility needs to be completed by our staff to ensure accessibility requirements are met for voters with disabilities.
  • We will pay for use of a facility! Please email the Elections Department for more information.

Vote by Mail Ballot Drop Box Location Requirements:​

  • ​Facility commitment to be open during YOUR regular business hours for 29 days, including Election Day.
  • A survey of every facility needs to be completed by our staff to ensure accessibility requirements are met for voters with disabilities.
  • Secured location or location in site of your staff.