Voter Registration and Elections
Office of the Registrar of Voters

News Release

October 11, 2016​

Contact: Alice Jarboe, Assistant Registrar of Voters
(916) 875-6255

Presidential General Election Update
Voting Begins Today
Vote by Mail Ballots in the mail

Registrar of Voters Jill LaVine announced that beginning today Tuesday, October 11, 2016, vote by mail voters can cast their Presidential General Election ballot.  Permanent Vote by Mail voters will receive their ballot in the mail in the next few days. 

In an effort to make returning your Vote By Mail ballot easier, the Sacramento County Election Office has installed a new drive-up ballot drop-off box in the Election’s Office parking lot.  Voters can now just drive up, drop-off their ballots, and quickly be on their way.  This drop box is available to voters 7 days week, 24 hours a day, until 8 p.m. on election night November 8th.

It’s not too late to request to vote by mail for the Presidential General Election.  Registered voters have until November 1, 2016 to request a Vote By Mail ballot be mailed to them. You can request a Vote By Mail ballot by using the application printed on the back of the sample ballot booklet, using the on-line form at, or by calling the Elections Office at (916) 875-6155.

Key Election Dates

Oct 24 – Last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election. Voter registration forms must be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the Elections Office, 7000 65th Street, Suite A, Sacramento 95823. Online voter registration must be completed before midnight on this date.
Nov 1 – Last day to request a vote by mail ballot be mailed to you for the Nov 8 election. Call (916) 875-6155 for information.
Nov 8 –Presidential General Election. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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