Voters wondering whether they are eligible to vote can now find out by going on the county Clerk-Recorder’s website and checking not only whether they are registered but also what their vote-by-mail situation is.
The new feature has been introduced for this election cycle, according to county Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald.
Voters need to enter their birth date, the last four digits of their driver’s license, and the street number of their residence.
If the system finds a match, it will confirm their registration status and their city of residence, and will display their vote-by-mail ballot status.
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Voters can access the feature at www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk and then navigate to Elections and Voting.
Those unsure of their status, or who cannot ascertain it with the web site search should contact the office, Rodewald said, because Monday, Oct. 4, is the last day to register to vote in order to receive the county sample ballot booklet and state information guide.
Rodewald also announced that sample ballot booklets for the Nov. 2 general election have been mailed and will be arriving in mailboxes beginning Sept. 25
The booklet holds a copy of the ballot, candidate statements, and information about ballot measures. It also has the polling place location assigned to the voter and an application for a vote-by-mail ballot.
Voters with permanent vote-by-mail status and those residing in a vote-by-mail precinct will receive their local candidate and measure information in their vote-by-mail ballot packets, which will be mailed October 4.
All households with registered voters will also be receiving the state voter information guides which contain information about the state propositions and candidates.
Polling place locations, sample ballot booklets, and application for a vote-by-mail ballot are accessible at www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk. State voter information guides can be accessed on the Internet at www.sos.ca.gov.