Voters wondering whether they are eligible to vote can now find out by visiting the county clerk-recorder’s website and checking their registration and vote-by-mail status.
The feature has been introduced for this election, according to county Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald.
Voters need to enter their birth date, the last four digits of their driver’s license number and the street number of their residence.
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If the system finds a match, it will confirm registration and vote-by-mail status and city of residence.
Voters can access it at www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk and then navigate to Elections and Voting.
Those still unsure of their status, or who cannot ascertain it with the website search, should contact her office, Rodewald said, because Monday is the last day to register to receive the sample ballot and state information guide.
Rodewald also announced that sample ballots for the Nov. 2 general election should now be arriving in mailboxes.
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 in a vote-by-mail precinct will receive their candidate and measure information in their vote-by-mail ballot packets, which will be mailed Oct. 4.
All households with registered voters will also get the state voter information guides with information about the state propositions and candidates.
Polling place locations, sample ballot booklets, and the application for a vote-by-mail ballot are available at www.slocounty.ca.gov/clerk.State voter information guides can be found at www.sos.ca.gov.
— Bob Cuddy
The public has a chance to learn about the instruments used by the San Luis Obispo Symphony from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Atascadero-Martin Polin Library.
The free 45-minute presentation will be followed by a session where children can then try out the musical instruments. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Children must be at least 5 years old to attend.
The library is located at 6850 Morro Road.
For more information, call 461-6163.
— Tonya Strickland
The Grover Beach Community Library is sponsoring an annual Cowboy Poetry Night on Oct. 14, featuring local cowboy poets Joan Coplin, John Goodell and Bob Perrault, who is the Grover Beach city manager.
Sam Cotton, a gunslinger and bull whip artist, will demonstrate his fast draw and prowess with a bull whip. He will also talk about the history and tales of the Old West.
The Flaming Ukuleles will play western music, and refreshments will be served.
The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Grover City Grange auditorium, 370 S. 13th St.
— Cynthia Lambert