Deadline Tuesday to request mail-in ballotsContra Costa County reminds voters that Tuesday, Aug. 25, is the final day that requests can be received in the mail by the Elections Office for anyone wanting a vote-by-mail ballot for the 10th Congressional District Special Primary Election to be held Sept. 1. Voters are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible so that they will have sufficient time to receive, vote and return the ballot prior to the close of the polls at 8 p.m. Sept. 1 in order for the ballot to be counted.
Mail a request to the Contra Costa County Elections Office, P.O. Box 271, Martinez 94553. The application must be received by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25. Vote-by-mail ballot requests are valid only if they are received by the deadline, postmarks are not accepted.
Vote-by-mail applications are sent with each sample ballot. If you have not received your sample ballot, you may also, on any blank piece of paper, print your name, the address where you are registered to vote, the address where you want the ballot mailed, the statement "please send me a vote by mail ballot for the 9/1/2009 Special Primary Election," and your signature. Each voter wanting a vote-by-mail ballot must personally sign the request. Vote-by-mail requests may also be faxed to 335-7838 or voters may individually complete an on-line vote-by-mail ballot request on the county's Web site at www.cocovote.us.
Voters may also visit the Contra Costa County Elections Office between now and Election Day if they wish to vote in person or simply want to pick up a ballot or drop off their voted ballot. The Elections Office is located in Martinez at 555 Escobar St.