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|Sample Ballot Pamphlet – Opt Out/Opt In|
You have a choice in how you receive your Sample Ballot Pamphlet. Beginning January 1, 2011, state law (AB1717) allows voters to 'go green' by choosing to opt out of receiving their Sample Ballot Pamphlet by mail, and accessing it online instead.
How do I change the way I receive my Sample Ballot Pamphlet?
Use the online form to request that mail delivery of your sample ballot pamphlet be stopped, OR to restart mail delivery again if you previously had it stopped.
Please keep in mind that depending upon when you submit your form, your sample ballot pamphlet mailing for the upcoming election may already be in process. When selecting your options, (opt out/in) may not take affect until the following scheduled election. Sample ballot pamphlets are available online 30 days before each election.
The law requires the County election official to confirm a voter’s identity. The online form will require that you provide either your California driver’s license or identification card number, or the last four digits of your social security number. The driver’s license or last portion of the social security number are only required for the online form due to the absence of a signature. Any information provided by the voter will remain confidential by the elections officials.
If I decide to stop receiving my sample ballot pamphlet by mail, where can I find it online?
Prior to an election, your sample ballot will be available for you to read online. A link will be posted in advance of each election.
I receive my sample ballot pamphlet by mail now and I don’t want that to change.
No problem. If you are currently receiving your sample ballot pamphlet by mail and you want to continue, you don’t need to do anything. There’s nothing you need to fill out. Your sample ballot will continue to be sent to you by mail.
The DL/CID or SSN are only required for the online form to confirm your identity due to the absence of the signature.