From Assemblymember Phil Ting

San Mateo County: It's Time To Vote

The November 2020 election is here. Due to COVID-19, all Californians registered to vote will automatically receive a mail-in ballot, which began arriving in our mailboxes this week. Voting by mail is safe and secure.

If you are not registered to vote, please do so by clicking here before the October 19th deadline to ensure you receive a mail-in ballot on time. You can also use that same link to check your registration status.

Mail-In Ballots

To avoid crowds and ensure your ballot is received well before Election Day, I recommend filling it out and returning it as soon as you can via:

  • US Mail: Take it to a post office or mailbox; must be postmarked no later than November 3
  • Drop-Off Locations Up to Election Day at 8:00 p.m.: Bring to any of the locations listed here. For locations in our district, click here.

Either way, you can track your ballot's journey here. Be sure to sign your ballot's envelope, or it won't count.

Early In-Person Voting

Even though you received a mail-in ballot, in-person voting is still an option, especially if you need physical assistance or want to use accessible voting equipment. Thanks to our state's real-time voter registration tracking system, you do not have to surrender your mail ballot to vote in person. All locations have safety protocols in place. Three Vote Centers in San Mateo County opened October 5. The closest to our district is the South San Francisco Main Library at 840 West Orange Avenue:

  • Mon-Fri: Now-November 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat-Sun: October 31-November 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Note the Vote Center is closed October 12 due to a federal holiday.

This location is also open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

42 more Vote Centers will be open from October 31 to November 2 during business hours. Nine of those sites will be in our district and are listed here.

In addition, a special mobile Vote Center has been set up at Serramonte Center in Daly City near the old JC Penney store. It's open now through Wednesday, October 14, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Election Day, November 3rd

On Election Day, November 3rd, you can vote in-person at any Vote Center in San Mateo County or drop off your mail-in ballot there. If you haven't registered to vote by then, you can conditionally register and cast a provisional ballot on Election Day. A complete list of Vote Centers are listed here.

Given all the options above, please vote because so much is at stake. If you have any questions, please visit the San Mateo County Elections Office website or call my district office at 415-557-2312. We are happy to serve you.



Phil Ting
Assemblymember, 19th District

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