Vote By Mail Information

How to Vote by Mail in California

This video explains the process followed by Elections Officials to ensure the security of Vote By Mail Ballots.

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Returning Your Voted Vote by Mail Ballot

Sign your envelope!

Voted Vote by Mail Ballots may be returned as follows:

  • By mail to the Registrar of Voters' office at any time, providing your voted ballot is stamped at the post office no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day, and received in the Registrar's office no later than the Friday after Election Day.
  • To the Registrar of Voters' office at any time, providing your voted ballot is received no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.
  • To any vote center in El Dorado County prior to 8:00 pm on Election Day.
  • To any drop box located in El Dorado County, provided it is placed in the box by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • By any person designated by you provided you have signed the envelop and providing the authorization statement on the envelope is also complete by you and the person delivering the ballot on your behalf.

How to Return Your Completed Vote-by-Mail Ballot in California

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Voting by Mail for the First Time

When you registered to vote, you were asked to fill in your driver license number, California identification number, or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you did not include this information when you registered, send a photocopy of some personal identification with your Vote by Mail Application or to your county elections official before the election.

A copy of a recent utility bill, the county Voter Information Guide you received from your county elections office, or another document sent to you by a government agency are examples of acceptable forms of identification. Other examples include your passport, driver license, official California identification card, or student identification card.

If your identity cannot be verified, then your Vote by Mail ballot envelope will not be opened.

Send My Ballot Somewhere Different

Voters can request a vote by mail ballot to be sent to a different address for an election upon request. This is a one-time mailing for just the current election. To request a one-time ballot by mail contact our office via phone or email.