The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters announced Monday that it has begun mailing ballots for the Feb. 5 presidential primary election to more than 397,000 county voters.
The ballots are being sent to the 57 percent of the county's approximately 678,000 registered voters who have signed up to vote by mail, according to the Registrar's Office.
Voters can request to vote by mail for a single election or permanently. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Jan. 29. Applications are available either on the back of the sample ballot mailed to all registered voters or at http://www.sccvote.org .
The Registrar's Office also opened a voting booth Monday for early voting.
"Early voting is available for anyone," Registrar's Office spokeswoman Elma Rosas said.
The Registrar's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for early voting. Beginning Saturday Jan. 26 and continuing on Feb. 2 and 3, the office will open for weekend voting between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The office is located at 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2 in San Jose. The last day to register to vote for the Feb. 5 election is Jan. 22.