In 2016 California passed the California Voter’s Choice Act. This allows counties to modernize their elections through a new model, which promises to provide voters greater flexibility and convenience.
San Mateo County is one of five counties choosing to utilize this new model, and June 5 will be the first election in which San Mateo County changes how they engage with voters. Voters in San Mateo County will be able to choose how, when, and where to cast their ballot. Some key changes are:
- Every voter will be mailed a ballot and voter guide, and can vote with that ballot by mail
- In-person early voting will expand
- Voters can cast their vote at any vote center in the county
We believe this will mean more people will take the opportunity to vote, given the flexibility the California Voter’s Choice Act offers. Find out more on the California Secretary of State website.