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To apply for a Vote-by-Mail ballot for a single election, use one of the methods below.
You MUST include the name and date of the election you are applying for (e.g. June 5, 2018 Primary Election), your printed name and signature, your residence address, the address you would like the ballot mailed to and a telephone number where you can be reached during normal business hours.
The Registrar of Voters at (209) 468-9534.
Use the application you receive in the Sample Ballot which is sent to each registered voter approximately 20 days prior to the election.
Once you have submitted your application for a Vote-by-Mail ballot, if you do not receive it within 7 days, please contact the San Joaquin County Election/Voters Registration Office at (209) 468-2885.
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Voted ballot return deadline - Your ballot must be received by 8:00pm on Election Day.
Voted ballot return deadline - Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received
no later than seventeen business days following the Election.
It is important that the voter read and completely fill out the return envelope of a Vote-by-Mail ballot. In
order for your ballot to count you MUST sign the envelope your ballot is returned in and indicate your residence
address (not mailing address).
In California, voters may authorize anyone they choose to return their voted Vote-by-Mail ballot. This can be a great help to
voters who can’t mail their ballot in time, or get to an Official Ballot Drop Box, a Voter Service Center, or a city hall Drive
Up Democracy! location. If you authorize someone to return your ballot, please be sure that you give your ballot to someone you
know and trust. The Registrar of Voters urges you to not entrust your ballot to a stranger.
The person returning the ballot on the voter’s behalf, must sign complete and sign the appropriate sections on the back of the
Vote-by-Mail return envelope.
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Online Vote-by-Mail Application
Vote-by-Mail Application (PDF)
Permanent Vote-by-Mail Application
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