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Voters are urged to return their ballot early, before General Election Day, November 6. The Clerk and Recorder’s Office also strongly recommends voters to return their ballot at one of the 16 ballot drop-off locations or a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC).

All ballots must be received by the Clerk’s Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 6, to be counted. Postmarked ballots received after the deadline cannot be counted. It is important for voters to remember to sign the back of their ballot envelope. For those voters returning their ballot in the mail, $0.71 of postage is needed due to the ballot being two sheets.

“Mail ballots give voters time to learn about candidates, questions and issues, decide on their choice, and then vote in the comfort of their home,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “It is tremendously helpful for our office when voters return their ballot early. We are able to release results more quickly on election night and that benefits everyone anxious to know the outcome of the races.”

With 16 ballot drop-off locations within 15 minutes of 98.6% of voters, all with secure 24/7 access and six that are drive-up, returning a ballot couldn’t be easier. An interactive map available on under the tab Return My Ballot shows locations for the ballot drop-off boxes and VSPCs. Voters can type in their address and search for the nearest to them.

There are 15 VSPCs currently open and 13 more locations will open November 5. All 28 VSPCs will be operating Monday and Tuesday, November 5-6, 7 a.m-7 p.m. Voters who need to get a replacement ballot, update their registration, register to vote, or vote in person may do so at any of the VSPCs. The 15 VSPCs currently open will have Saturday hours 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on November 3.

For more election information, please visit Voters with questions may contact the Elections Department staff at or 575-VOTE (8683).