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Vote By Mail FAQ

Why do most California voters Vote by Mail? Because it’s safe, accurate, fast and easy. Here’s why:

How do I sign up to vote by mail? Fill out an application. (You must be registered to vote in Imperial County.) To get an application:

Is there a deadline to apply? Yes! We must receive your application by mail, fax, or e‐mail at least 7 days before the election.

What if I miss the deadline? You must apply in person at the Registrar of Voters’ Office. If you are unable to get to our office, you may authorize someone to take your application for you. We will give you or that person your Vote‐by‐ Mail ballot.

If I sign up to Vote by Mail, will I always have to Vote by Mail? No, not unless you want to. You can apply to Vote by Mail for just one Election. Or you can apply to be a Permanent Vote‐by‐Mail Voter and get your ballot in the mail automatically before every Election.

Can I Vote by Mail before an Election? Yes. We start mailing Vote‐by‐Mail ballots 29 days before the Election. You can vote as soon as you receive your ballot.

How will I get my ballot? We mail Election materials to all Vote‐by‐Mail voters starting 29 days before the Election. You will receive a:

What if I don’t get my ballot? Call us, and we will send you a replacement ballot.

How do I turn in my Vote‐by‐Mail ballot? Place your ballot in the envelope provided in the packet. Sign the envelope. Then, return your ballot:

Important! Sign your return envelope! If you do not, your ballot will not be counted.

What is the deadline to turn in my ballot? Ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Registered of Voters within three days of the election to be considered timely.

Can I confirm that you received my Vote‐by‐Mail ballot? Yes, contact us at:
Imperial County Registrar of Voters
940 W. Main Street, Suite 206
El Centro, CA 92243-2839
Tel: (442) 265-1060
Fax: (442) 265-1062

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