You can check your voter registration status at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/ or by calling the Yuba County Elections Office at (530) 749-7855.
HOW DO I REGISTER OR RE-REGISTER TO VOTE?
You can visit https://registertovote.ca.gov/ to register or re-register online. Or you can pick up a paper Voter Registration Card at DMV, the library or Post Office. You may also contact our office for a form to be mailed to you.
WHEN DO I NEED TO RE-REGISTER?
You must re-register any time you change your name, residence address, or political party. After you register, the Elections Office will mail you a confirmation of your registration.
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE?
If you would like to vote at a polling place you must be registered at least 15 days before the election. During the 14 days prior to and including Election Day you can conditionally register and vote at the Yuba County Elections Office. To conditionally register you must reside in Yuba County and must not have already turned in a voted ballot at another county/state elections office.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY POLITICAL PARTY?
You must re-register to change your political party.
CAN MY VOTER REGISTRATION BE CANCELLED?
Yes. A voter’s registration can be cancelled at the signed, written request of the voter (to include name, date of birth, address, signature and date signed), when the mental incompetency of the person registered is legally established by the court, upon proof the person is presently imprisoned, on parole, serving a state prison sentence in county jail, serving a sentence for a felony or on post release community supervision, upon death of the person, upon official notification the voter is registered in another county, or upon production of a certified copy of judgement directing the cancellation to be made.
VOTING BY MAIL
Yes. Any registered voter in Yuba County may request a Vote by Mail ballot.
You may request a Vote by Mail ballot by completing an application and returning to our office, by calling (530) 749-7855 or in person at 915 8th Street, Suite 107.
Note: To request Permanent Vote by Mail status, you must complete an application.
WHEN WILL I GET MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?
By law, Vote by Mail ballots cannot be mailed more than 29 days before an election. Ballots are mailed continuously up until 7 days prior to Election Day.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO RETURN MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?
- If returning your ballot in person to the Yuba County Elections Office it must be returned during normal business hours Monday through Friday or by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
- If returning your ballot to a polling place on Election Day it must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
- If returning your ballot by mail it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Elections Office no later than three days after the election.
REMINDER: Don’t forget to sign your Vote by Mail ballot. Ballots without a signature cannot be counted.
WHAT IF I MAKE A MISTAKE ON MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT? CAN I GET A NEW ONE?
Yes. Voters are eligible to receive up to 2 replacement ballots during an election. Simply check the box on the back of your envelope that states "If you have spoiled your ballot and wish another sent to you..." and return with your spoiled ballot to the Elections Office. A new ballot will be mailed to you. You can also receive a replacement ballot at your polling place on Election Day by turning in your spoiled ballot to the Poll Worker.
CAN SOMEONE ELSE RETURN MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?
Yes. You can have anyone return your ballot. The person returning your ballot must print and sign their name in the "Authorized Return Agent" section on the back of the envelope.
CAN I GET A REPLACEMENT IF I LOSE MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT?
Yes. Call the Elections Department at (530) 749-7855.
IF I REQUEST A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT, CAN I CHANGE MY MIND AND VOTE AT MY REGULAR POLLING PLACE?
Yes, but you must take your Vote by Mail ballot and envelope with you and give it to the Poll Worker.
If you can't turn in your Vote by Mail ballot, you will have to vote a provisional ballot.
CAN A VOTER BE REQUIRED TO VOTE BY MAIL?
Yes. Precincts with fewer than 250 registered voters as of the 88th day before an election can be declared a "Mail Ballot Precinct". There are no polling places for mail ballot precincts.
HOW CAN I CONFIRM MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT WAS RECEIVED?
You can check whether your Vote by Mail ballot has been received at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/.
WHY DID I RECEIVE A CALL/LETTER SAYING THE SIGNATURE ON MY VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT ENVELOPE DOESN'T MATCH?
If you submit a Vote by Mail ballot the signature on your envelope will be compared to your voter registration record. If the signature does not match the ballot cannot be counted. The Elections Office will mail you a Signature Verification Statement or contact you by phone to let you know how to remedy the problem. In many cases, signatures don't match due to a hurried signature or signature changes over time. If your signature changes you should submit a new voter registration to capture the new signature.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO IF I FORGOT TO SIGN MY VOTE BY MAIL ENVELOPE?
If you submit your ballot timely but forget to sign the ballot envelope you will be notified by phone or mail. You must complete and return an Unsigned Ballot Statement no later than 8 days after the election for your ballot to be counted.
WHERE IS MY POLLING PLACE?
You can find your polling place by:
1. Checking the back cover of your County Voter Information Guide.
2. Calling the Elections Office at (530) 749-7855.
Note: Close to an election, this information can be found at https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/.
CAN I GO TO ANY POLLING PLACE AND VOTE?
You should vote at the polling place assigned to you. If you are registered to vote and go to a polling place other than the one assigned to you, your name will not appear on the Roster of Voters and you will be required to vote a provisional ballot. Ballots at other polling places may not have all the contests you are eligible to vote.
IMPORTANT: If you are not registered to vote you must conditionally register and vote at the Yuba County Elections Office. If you are not registered to vote in Yuba County and you vote a provisional ballot at a polling place your vote will not count.
I DID NOT VOTE ON EVERY CONTEST ON MY BALLOT. WILL MY OTHER VOTES COUNT?
Yes. You are not required to vote on every contest on your ballot.
I WROTE IN SOMEONE'S NAME NOT ALREADY LISTED ON THE BALLOT. WILL MY VOTE COUNT?
Votes for write-in candidates will be counted only if the person is a "certified" write-in candidate. A list of certified write-in candidates is available at every polling place.
THE POLL WORKER TOLD ME I HAVE TO VOTE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT. WILL MY VOTES COUNT?
Provisional ballots are issued when a person’s eligibility to vote can not immediately be confirmed. After the election, staff will research whether you are registered and which ballot, if any, you were eligible to receive. If you are registered and confirmed eligible to vote, the votes you cast will count for all eligible contests only.
Poll Workers setup polling places, help voters with the voting process and close the polling place at the end of the day.
HOW MUCH DO POLL WORKERS EARN?
Clerks earn a stipend of $75 and Inspectors $90 for working Election Day. Both positions will receive an extra $10 for attending mandatory training.
HOW DO I APPLY TO BE A POLL WORKER?
Complete a Poll Worker Application and return to the Yuba County Elections Office:
By fax: (530) 749-7854
By email: Yuba Couny Elections
By mail/in person: 915 8th Street, Suite 107, Marysville, CA 95901.
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND TRAINING?
Yes. Training is mandatory.
I AM A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. CAN I BE A POLL WORKER?
Yes. You must be a United States Citizen or lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United Sattes, at least 16 years old, have a grade point average of at least 2.5 and have a parent and teacher sign your application.
By law, the activities undertaken during the official canvass include:
- Processing and counting any valid Vote by Mail and provisional ballots not included in the semifinal official canvass reported election night.
- An inspection of all materials and supplies returned by Poll Workers.
- A reconciliation of the number of signatures on the roster with the number of ballots recorded on the ballot statement.
- A reconciliation of the number of ballots counted, spoiled, canceled, or invalidated due to identifying marks or overvotes with the number of votes counted, including Vote by Mail and provisional ballots.
- Reproducing any damaged ballots.
- Conducting a hand count of the ballots cast in one (1) percent of the precincts chosen at random by the elections official. All races and contests must be included in the hand count.
- Report final results to the Secretary of State, as required.
WHEN MUST CANVASS BE COMPLETED?
Canvass must be completed no later than the 30th day after the election.