VOTE BY MAIL You can mail your ballot starting as soon as you receive it in the postage paid return envelope provided.
You can drop off your ballot at any secure Drop Box starting as soon as you receive it. No postage is required at Drop Boxes.
VOTE CENTERYou can go to any Vote Center in the county to vote in person. Vote Centers will be open for multiple days in a row leading up to Election Day. At every Vote Center you can:
The California Voter’s Choice Act became law in 2016 to make voting more convenient and accessible.
You choose HOW you vote: Whether using the mail, a drop box or a vote center, you choose the method that works best for you.
You choose WHEN you vote: Instead of just one day to vote, you can vote in person during any day a Vote Center is open — including weekends — ending on Election Day at 8pm.
You choose WHERE you vote: You can vote in person at any Vote Center in your county.
You get the SUPPORT you need: Vote Center staff will be there to help you have a great voting experience, including providing assistance in multiple languages and helping voters with disabilities. Vote Register and vote the same day Drop off your ballot Vote with an accessible voting machine Get help and voting materials in multiple languages
Get involved! Provide input on where vote centers and drop boxes should be located in El Dorado County, attend our election planning meetings, and inform your community.
Learn more here: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voters-choice-act and http://www.voterschoice.org.
Vote Center selection is guided by 14 specific items as well as community input. In El Dorado County we review dozens of potential locations that were closest to meeting these criteria, and then held Public meetings to discuss these locations and solicit input. We receive input from our
Voter Accessibility Advisory Committee and our Language Accessibility Advisory Committee.
Below are the 14 criteria used when selecting locations. The county elections department worked closely with communities, our Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) and our Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) to determine the most appropriate locations:
A Vote Center is essentially an extension of the Elections office. You can go to any Vote Center in the county. Vote Centers will be open for up to 11 days in a row, at least eight hours per day.
At every Vote Center you can: