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Sample ballot booklets in the mail
October 2, 2012
Sample ballot booklets for the upcoming November election should start arriving in the mailboxes of registered voters this week.
"The sample ballot is the voter's first source for critical information that they need to know about the election," said Assistant Registrar of Voters John Gardner said. "Besides containing candidate statements and important election details, the sample ballot book shows the voter's assigned polling place, name, address and a map."
Checking the sample ballot booklets for polling locations is critical as some polling locations have changed since the primary in June. There will be 144 precincts and 107 polling locations across the county in the November election. A list of all polling places is contained within the sample ballot book.
If voters have not received their sample ballot by Oct. 12, they should contact the Registrar of Voters office at 784-6675 or by email at email@example.com.
Households will receive from the Secretary of State’s office the state Voter Information Guide with information on statewide propositions. The guide and information on the presidential candidates are available online at www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov.
Easy Voter Guides that contain a summary of all of the presidential candidates are available at the Registrar of Voters office at 675 Texas Street, Suite 2600, in Fairfield or at www.easyvoter.org.
The Registrar of Voters has also made many of the resources voters need for the election conveniently available on its website at www.solanocounty.com/elections. Voters can verify their voter registration, complete a vote-by-mail application, register to vote, request a vote by mail ballot, locate their polling place, and download additional sample ballots.
The last day to register for this election is Monday, Oct. 22. The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot to be mailed out to voters is Tuesday, Oct. 30.