All Voters Mailed a Vote by Mail Ballot
Every voter in Sacramento County will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot for each election they are qualified to vote in. Voting in person is also available to registered voters of Sacramento County at the Voter Registration and Elections Office beginning 29 days before each election or at a Vote Center beginning 10 days before and through Election Day. Voting in-person before Election Day.
The ballot will come in an envelope that looks like this:
Inside the ballot packet, you will find:
Delivery of the mailed ballot depends on your local mail service.
Where’s My Ballot?, a free ballot tracking and alert system, is available to voters who wish to track the status of their Vote by Mail ballots - from printed to accepted. If you do not receive your ballot within the 29 days before Election Day, if you make a mistake on your ballot, or if you need a replacement, you may:
Call (916) 875-6155
Email us at
Go to a Vote Center on or before Election Day
Access Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM) through My Voter Portal
Voting by Mail is Easy!
Vote your ballot by filling in the oval next to your choice.
Put your voted ballot inside the pink postage-paid return envelope.
Sign and date the return envelope between the hole punches. Important: In order for your ballot to count, we must match your signature on the return envelope with the signature in your voter registration record.
Seal the envelope. No postage is necessary.
Return the ballot by mail or at any
Official Vote by Mail Ballot Drop Box or Vote Center in Sacramento County.
Return Your Ballot
Don't delay! Once you vote your ballot and properly sign the envelope, you need to return it on time. Here's how:
Drop it off in the mail! It can only be accepted if it is postmarked on or before Election Day and received by our office within seven (7) days after Election Day
Drop it off at any Official Ballot
Drop Box location
Drop it off at any
Authorization for Mail Ballot Pick Up
If you need a replacement ballot and are unable to pick it up yourself, you may request in a written statement, signed under penalty of perjury, that a ballot may be picked up by your authorized representative. They may receive your ballot after presenting it at any Vote Center or the Voter Registration and Elections Department. Your authorized representative must sign the statement upon receipt of your ballot and certify that they will deliver it to you.
For caregivers that may need to pick up and deliver a ballot to more than one voter, please refer to our guide "Helping Your Patient Vote: Guidance for Clinicians and Coordinators" which educates carers about important election deadlines and how to help those in their care register to vote, obtain a mail or accessible ballot, and cast their ballot.