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Voters in San Mateo county have a unique chance to learn about the VCA tomorrow with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Senator Scott Wiener, and Assemblymember Phil Ting. You will also get a preview of what a vote center looks like! (To learn what a vote center is, read below)
When: Tomorrow, Thursday April 19 at 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Where: Doelger Senior Center - 101 Lake Merced Boulevard, Daly City, CA 94015

Visit the event link to learn more and register here.

How do I vote under the VCA?
Most neighborhood polling places will no longer be used for voting in VCA counties. Instead, you can vote at any vote center in your county up to 10 days before Election Day. All registered voters will receive their ballot in the mail a few weeks before the election.
You have three options for casting your ballot:
VBM VCAMail your ballot

Drop off your ballot at a secure ballot dropbox

Vote Center VCA
Visit any vote center in San Mateo county
You can visit any vote center in your county to do the following:
  • Drop off your ballot or get a replacement ballot
  • Vote in person
  • Vote using an accessible voting machine
  • Get help and voting materials in multiple languages
  • Didn’t register in time? At vote centers, you can register and vote on the same day all the way through election day

Watch this fun video from the California Secretary of State to learn about the VCA.

When do I vote?
You can mail back your ballot anytime or drop it off at a secure ballot dropbox up to 28 days before the election. Some vote centers in San Mateo county will open up to 10 days before Election Day. All vote center locations will be open on Election Day and the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday leading up to Election Day.
VCA in San Mateo County
Visit the San Mateo County VCA website for more information specific to San Mateo county, including vote center and ballot dropbox locations.
California Common Cause serves on the Voter’s Choice California (VCC) coalition steering committee to help counties and voters prepare for the implementation of the Voter’s Choice Act. For more information on VCC and for VCA resources for your county, check out the following resources:

Voters Choice California

California Secretary of State VCA Page

San Mateo County VCA Website


Helen Grieco, Northern California Organizer
and the rest of the team at California Common Cause