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Sample ballot booklets in the mail
October 3, 2013
Sample ballot booklets for the upcoming November election should start arriving in the mailboxes of some registered voters this week. Those voters who have already registered to vote-by-mail will get their sample ballot next week along with their official vote-by-mail ballot.
The consolidation of the sample ballot and the official vote-by-mail ballot into a single mailing is new this year. Election officials anticipate the consolidation will make it easier for vote-by-mail voters as well as reduce mailing costs.
Elections are being held on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for the City of Vallejo and the Travis Unified School District, which includes voters in Fairfield and Vacaville.
"The sample ballot is a critical source of information for voters on the upcoming election," said Assistant Registrar of Voters John Gardner said. “Besides containing candidate statements and important election details, the sample ballot book shows the voter their assigned polling place, name, address and a map.”
Gardner stressed the importance of voters checking their sample ballot booklets for changes in polling locations. Some of the changes in polling locations resulted from an increase in the number of polling locations, primarily in Vallejo.
If voters in these districts have not received their sample ballot by Tuesday, Oct. 15, they should contact the Registrar of Voters office at 784-6675 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vote-by-mail voters can drop of their completed ballots starting Monday, Oct. 7. Drop off locations include:
Vote-by-mail voters will receive a list of all the locations where a vote-by-mail ballot can be dropped off on Election Day.
- Solano County Registrar of Voters, 675 Texas St., 2nd Floor, in Fairfield, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Vallejo City Clerk at 555 Santa Clara St., 3rd Floor, in Vallejo, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Other voting resources voters are conveniently available at www.solanocounty.com/elections. Voters can verify their voter registration, complete a vote-by-mail application, register to vote, request a vote by mail ballot, locate their polling place, and download additional sample ballots.
The last day to register for this election is Monday, Oct. 21. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed out to voters is Tuesday, Oct. 29.