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Voting in Nov. 8 election starts today; voting centers open

 

While Election Day is a month away, voting starts today. Vote-by-mail ballots are being sent to voters starting Oct. 11, and voting centers in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have opened for those who want to cast an early ballot.

Voters can cast an early ballot at the Registrar of Voters' Office, at 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2, in San Jose.

The voting center is open weekdays through Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on two Saturdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; on two Sundays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters can also visit Rinconada Library, at 1213 Newell Road in Palo Alto, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, noon-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 5-6, noon-5 p.m., to cast an early vote.

Ballots can be dropped off at Palo Alto City Hall at the City Clerk Office, 250 Hamilton Ave., and Mitchell Park Library, at 3700 Middlefield Road.

Visit sccgov.org for additional voting centers and drop-off sites in Santa Clara County.

The San Mateo County voting centers are in Redwood City, at 555 County Center on the first floor, in San Mateo, at 40 Tower Road, and at the South San Francisco Public Library, at 840 West Orange Ave.

The voting centers are open weekdays through Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on two Saturdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Voters from any precinct in their respective counties may cast a ballot or drop off a mail-in ballot at the centers.

Registered voters may sign up for permanent vote-by-mail status or ask for a vote-by-mail ballot for this election until Nov. 1. There is an application postcard on the back cover of the sample ballot and election information pamphlet sent to registered voters.

To be counted, mail-in ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by Monday, Nov. 14.

On Election Day, mail-in ballots may be dropped off until 8 p.m. at the voting centers or any active polling place in the county.

For Santa Clara County, go to sccgov.org or follow @sccvote on Twitter for more information. For San Mateo County, visit shapethefuture.org, call 650-312-5222 or follow @smcvote on Twitter for more information.

— Barbara Wood

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Posted by Miriam Palm
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 11, 2016 at 10:54 am

Miriam Palm is a registered user.

I believe the information in this article pertains to San Mateo County. There is early voting information for Santa Clara County on the ROV website

Web Link

The Rinconada Library on Newell Road in Palo Alto is one of these early voting sites, the two weekends prior to Election Day.


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Posted by Arthur Keller
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 11, 2016 at 11:13 am

Miriam Palm is right. The above information is for San Mateo County. Voters in Palo Alto do not vote in San Mateo County, but rather Santa Clara County.

In Santa Clara County, the Registrar of Voters also starts sending out vote-by-mail ballots today. See Web Link for information on early voting in Santa Clara County.

Register to vote at Web Link If you have moved, or want to switch parties, or changed your name, you must re-register to vote. You can request to always receive a vote-by-mail ballot when you register to vote or by

This has been provided as a service by Arthur Keller for City Council 2016 FPPC ID #1386870. Web Link


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Posted by Arthur Keller
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 11, 2016 at 11:15 am

If you have moved, or want to switch parties, or changed your name, you must re-register to vote. You can request to always receive a vote-by-mail ballot when you register to vote or by contacting the Registrar of Voters.

Check to see if you are registered to vote at Web Link

Check to see if your vote-by-mail ballot was received and counted at Web Link


This has been provided as a service by Arthur Keller for City Council 2016 FPPC ID #1386870. Web Link


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Posted by Arthur Keller
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Oct 11, 2016 at 11:16 am

Find your polling place at Web Link

The sample ballot for Palo Alto except for Monroe Park is at Web Link The same ballot for Monroe Park portion of Palo Alto (which is in the Los Altos School District) is at Web Link


This has been provided as a service by Arthur Keller for City Council 2016 FPPC ID #1386870. Web Link


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Posted by My Nguyen
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on Oct 11, 2016 at 11:23 am

My Nguyen is a registered user.

Apologies, the story has been updated to include voting centers in Santa Clara County.


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Posted by juan
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm

GO VOTE.
If you see anything unusual, strange or out of place, anything at all or you are asked questions that you know are out of place.

REPORT IT

Goes for all voters, old young, Republican, Democrat, independent, man, woman.


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Posted by rita vrhel
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 11, 2016 at 5:47 pm

Thank you Arthur... for the correct information....


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