In Person Voting is an Option

While all active registered voters throughout California receive Vote by Mail (VBM)
ballots, voters still have the option of voting in person on or before Election Day.
Your County Elections Office is open for in-person voting beginning 29 days before
the election and voters can cast their ballots in person up to and including Election

Your county may be a polling place county or a Vote Center County. Both provide a
variety of options for in-person voting. Depending on the county, voters will have the
opportunity of visiting a polling place, early voting location, or vote center. The
primary differences between polling place counties and vote center counties are:
the number of locations and days of operation. While vote centers allow a voter to
go to any voting location throughout the county, technology at polling places allow
counties to have all ballot styles available electronically and the ability to check on
Vote by Mail status.

Lynda Roberts, Marin County Registrar of Voters comments, “Voters should be
familiar with their voting options in their county. Your County Voter Information
Guide has a lot of great, detailed information about your voting options, times and
locations. County websites are also a quick and easy way to get more information
about in-person voting in your county.”

All election processes and procedures are open to the public for observation.

For more local information, go to your local county election official, who is your
trusted source of nonpartisan election information. Information on this topic as well
as direct links to local elections offices can be found on our website,, or our Facebook page, Bay Area Votes.

A detailed Fact Sheet on In-Person Voting can be found on the webpage under
Just the Facts.

Contact Information for Media Inquiries
County – Contact Name – Contact Phone – Email
Alameda – Tim Dupuis – (510) 272-6973 –
Contra Costa – Tommy Gong – (925) 335-7899 –
Marin – Lynda Roberts – (415) 473-6456 –
Monterey – Gina Martinez – (831) 796-1499 –
Napa – John Tuteur – (707) 253-4459 –
San Benito – Joe Paul Gonzalez – (831) 636-4016 –
San Mateo – Mark Church – (650) 363-4988 –
Santa Clara – Shannon Bushey – (408) 282-3008 –
Santa Cruz – Tricia Webber – (831) 454-2409 –
Solano – John Gardner – (707) 784-3366 –
Sonoma – Deva Proto – (707) 565-3246 –

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