Q: When is the last day I can request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot?

A: November 1st, 2016

Q:What do I do if I have not received my Vote-By-Mail Ballot?

A: ASAP, contact the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters via or call (408) 299-VOTE [8683]

Chinese/中文: (408) 282-3086
Spanish/Español: (408) 282-3095
Tagalog: (408) 535-3916
Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt: (408) 282-3097

Q: How can I track the status of my Vote-By-Mail Ballot?


Q: How do I mark my Vote-By-Mail Ballot?

A: Complete the arrow next to your choice.

Use one thin line to connect the arrow.
USE BLACK or BLUE color ink only!
DO NOT sign or initial your official ballot.
DO NOT use circles or Xs.
DO NOT use permanent markers.
DO NOT vote for more candidates than the number indicated for each contest.
Write-In Voting: Print the name of a qualified write-in candidate in the BLANK SPACE, then complete the arrow next to the write-in name.
If you make a mistake and need a new ballot, call (408) 299-VOTE [8683] or toll free (866) 430-VOTE [8683].

How to Complete Your Return Envelope:

Detach the top numbered stub from the ballot card.
Refold the ballot and place it into the return envelope.
Sign your name by the red "X", print your address and the date on the back of the return envelope.
If you are unable to sign your name on the return envelope:
Personally make an "X" or distinguishing mark by the red "X" on the return envelope.
Have someone print your name on the return envelope and sign as a witness.

If your signature is missing or does not match your voter registration card, your ballot cannot be counted.

​Your voted ballot must be received by the Registrar of Voters by 8 p.m. on Election Day OR must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received within three days of the election.
Deliver or mail your ballot early, so it can be in the first Election Night Results!

Q: Do I have to mail my Vote-By-Mail Ballot?

A: No, you can deliver it to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters

1555 Berger Drive, Building 2
San Jose, CA 95112

Additionally, you can take your ballot to any polling place or City Hall

Q: Can I vote before Election Day?

A: Yes, In all elections, Early Voting is available at the Registrar of Voters' Office during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., beginning 29 days before the election.

Q: What time will polls be open on November 8th, 2016?

A: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.