Seven days remain until the June 5 Santa Clara County Presidential Primary Election and for those who want to cast their vote from home, they must request a mail-in ballot by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
As the request must be received -- not just postmarked -- today, voters should fax, or scan and email the ballot application, said Elma Rosas from the Registrar of Voters office. Voters can also drop off their application at the Registrar at 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, San Jose.
To date, the Registar’s office has sent out more than 544,000 mail-in ballots to Santa Clara County voters, said Rosas. They have received more than 77,000 thousand, about a 14 percent return rate.
Already have a ballot?
In Mountain View, voters can drop off their ballot at City Hall, 500 Castro St. by 8 p.m. on Election Day June 5th.
The Registrar has a complete list of drop-off locations on its website. Those who want to vote at a polling place on election day, can also search for the location closest to them.
Rosas encouraged voters to send in their ballots early. "If we receive ballots early enough, we can include them in the count right after 8 p.m. Tuesday," she said. Results will be tallied up until 28 days after the elections, she added.
Voters should make sure to sign the back of their envelope.
"The signature has to match the one we have in order to count the ballot," said Rosas.
For more information about the elections, including detailed statements from the candidates, visit the County’s election website.