Beginning January 1, 2011, state law (AB1717) allows voters to ‘go green’ by choosing to opt out of receiving their sample ballot booklet by mail and accessing it online instead.
How do I change the way I receive my sample ballot booklet?
Use the online form linked below to request that mail delivery of your sample ballot booklet be stopped OR to restart mail delivery again if you previously had it stopped.
Sample Ballot Pamphlet – Opt Out/Opt In Form
Please keep in mind that depending upon when you submit your form, your sample ballot booklet mailing for the upcoming election may already be in process. The option you select may not take effect until the next scheduled election. Sample ballot booklets are available online approximately 30 days before each election.
The law requires the County election official to confirm a voter’s identity. The online form will require that you provide either your California driver’s license or identification card number, or the last four digits of your social security number. This information is required on the online form to confirm your identity due to the absence of a signature. Any information provided by the voter will be kept confidential by elections officials.
If I decide to stop receiving my sample ballot booklet by mail, where can I find it online?
Approximately 30 days prior to an election, your sample ballot and polling place location will be available for you to read online using the following link, Polling Place & Sample Ballot Look Up. A link to the Sample Ballot will also be posted in advance of each election on the Registrar of Voters Home Page.
I receive my sample ballot booklet by mail now, and I don’t want that to change.
No problem. If you are currently receiving your sample ballot booklet by mail and you want to continue, then you don’t need to do anything. Your sample ballot will continue to be sent to you by mail.