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Voting by Mail


A FEW THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT VOTING BY MAIL
  • All registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail.
  • Any registered voter may return their ballot by mail instead of going to the polls on Election Day.  
  • You may surrender (turn in) your vote by mail ballot at the polls. If you are unable to surrender your vote by mail ballot you may 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 RETURN YOUR VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT
By Mail: 
  • Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 7 days after Election Day. 
  • No postage is required to return your ballot.
In Person - Polling Place:
  • Voted ballots may be turned in at any California polling place by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  • A list of Yuba County polling places will be included with your ballot.
In Person - Yuba County Elections Office:
  • Voted ballots may be turned in at the Yuba County Elections Office during regular business hours Monday through Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
In Person - Yuba County Drop Box: 
  • A drive-up drop box is located in the Yuba County Government Center parking lot in the row opposite the main entrance.
  • A drop box is located in the Yuba County Government Center lobby. You are not required to pass through building security.
HOW TO CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR 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.
  • Sign up to receive automatic updates when your ballot is mailed at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov
SIGNATURES & VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS
The voter signature on every vote by mail ballot is compared against the signature on the voter's registration.  If the voter did not sign the ballot envelope or the signature does not match the signature on record it 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 Unsigned Ballot 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.   
  • 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 Verification 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.