There is still time to register to vote in San Luis Obispo's special election, the county clerk-recorder has announced.
“If a voter missed the registration deadline for the initial mailing, they can register to vote in the election until Monday, August 15, and still receive a ballot,” according to Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald.
Official ballots and a voter information guide were mailed Monday, and voters registered as of July 28 should have received the materials by Wednesday. If they did not, Rodewald encourages them to contact her office at 781-5228 or check their ballot status on her
Ballots for the mail-only election must by received by 8 p.m. Aug. 30.
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On the ballot are Measures A and B. One seeks to repeal a provision that lets police and fire unions call for a third-party arbitrator to decide on their contracts if the unions and city can’t agree after negotiations. The other would amend a charter section that requires voter approval to make changes to the city’s retirement offerings — paving the way for future discussion about creating a two-tier pension plan.
Affidavits of registration are available throughout the county at post offices, city halls, libraries, banks, notary offices, utility companies, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Clerk-Recorder’s offices in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles, and on the California Secretary of State’s website at
For other questions or if a would-be voter is having difficulty registering, Rodewald says to call her office.