|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||For More Information Contact|
|April 16, 2012||Candy Lopez, Assistant Registrar of Voters
Phone: (925) 335-7800
Sample Ballot Registration Deadline and 1st Day for Vote by Mail for the June 5, 2012 Presidential Primary Election
|May 7, 2012 is the deadline to register to vote in order to be mailed a Sample Ballot for the June 5, 2012 Presidential Primary Election. Registration forms may be obtained at many government offices including City Offices, various County Offices and DMV’s. An on-line form is available at Secretary of State website. The completed registration form must be received by the Contra Costa County Elections Division on or before May 7, 2012. Registration forms may be completed at the Clerk-Recorder-Elections Office at 555 Escobar St., Martinez from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Beginning May 7, 2012, Vote by Mail (Absentee) ballots will be available for Contra Costa County registered voters who wish to vote by mail. Each voter wanting to Vote by Mail must complete and sign an application. An application will be included with the Sample Ballot. Voters are encouraged to use the Sample Ballot application or apply on line. Written requests may be faxed to (925) 335-7838 or mailed to the Elections Division at P.O. Box 271, Martinez, CA 94553 and must include all required information including residence address, mailing address and the voter’s signature. Ballots cannot be requested over the phone. May 29, 2012 is the last day for the Elections Division to receive a request for a ballot to be mailed.
Voters may visit the Elections Office in downtown Martinez at 555 Escobar Street beginning May 7, 2012 if they wish to vote in person or pick up their own Vote by Mail ballot. The period to request a ballot in person continues through Election Day.
Any voter who wishes to become a Permanent Vote by Mail voter may call the Elections Office (925) 335-7800 to request that an application be mailed to them. Voters who have already applied to become Permanent Vote by Mail voters will automatically receive their ballot and should not reapply. Ballots will be mailed beginning the week of May 7, 2012.
Voters who have questions regarding registration or vote by mail may call the Elections office at (925) 335-7800.