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Voting by Mail



A FEW THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT VOTING BY MAIL:
  • Any registered voter may vote by mail instead of going to the polls on Election Day.  Voters may request a vote by mail ballot for a single election or for all elections (permanent vote by mail voting).
  • Voters who have requested permanent vote by mail status will receive a ballot in the mail approximately 29 days before each election per California Law.
  • You may surrender (turn in) your vote by mail ballot at the polls if you change your mind. If you are unable to surrender your vote by mail ballot you will be required to vote a provisional ballot.
  • Vote by mail ballots issued in person will only be issued to the voter.  Someone else cannot pick up a ballot on your behalf.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT:
  • Complete a Vote by Mail Ballot Application and
    • Mail or In Person:  Yuba County Elections, 915 8th Street, Suite 107, Marysville, CA 95901
    • Fax to: (530) 749-7854
    • Email to: Yuba County Elections
  • Apply by Phone:  Call (530) 749-7855 to request a ballot for the current election only.  You will be required to provide your name and date of birth to verify your identity.
HOW TO RETURN YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT:
 
  • By Mail: Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 3 days after Election Day.
  • Beginning in 2020 postage will be pre-paid for all vote by mail Ballots.
  • In Person at a Polling Place:  Voted ballots may be turned in at any California polling place by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • In Person at the Yuba County Elections Office: Voted ballots may be turned in at the Yuba County Elections Office during regular business hours and until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • In Person at the Yuba County Drop Box:  The drop box is located at the Yuba County Government Center just inside the main doors. You are not required to pass through building security.
Dropbox 
HOW TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR RETURNED VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT:
  • Visit https://voterstatus.sos.ca.gov/.
    • After you have provided the requested personal information you will be directed to your registration record.  Scroll down to "Voting History" and select the current election to see the status of your Vote by Mail Ballot.
SIGNATURES & VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS:
The voter signature on every vote by mail ballot is compared against the signature on the voters registration.  If the voter did not sign the ballot envelope or the signature does not match the signature on record, this must be resolved before the ballot can be counted.
  • Resolving a Missing Signature
    • Voters who forget to sign their envelope will be notified by mail. 
    • To correct this issue the voter must return a Signature Statement in person, by mail, by fax or by email.
    • Signature Statements must be received no later than 8 days after Election Day. 
  • Resolving a Signature that Doesn't Match
    • Voters whose signature does not match will be notified by mail.
    • To correct this issue the voter must return a Signature Statement in person, by mail, by fax or by email.
    • Signature Statements must be received no later than two days before the Elections Official certifies the election.