Voter Assistance Centers and Ballot Drop-off Box locations proposed for Nov. 3 General Election

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Yolo County Elections Office
Press Release

The Yolo County Elections Office, in accordance with guidance provided by the California Secretary of State Office and the recently signed Senate Bill SB 423, is directed to identify and make public the proposed Voter Assistance Centers (VACs) and Ballot Drop-off Box (BDB) locations to be used in the upcoming Nov. 3, 2020 General Election.

Yolo County will have 12 VACs and 12 BDB located throughout the county (listed on the following page). The Yolo County Elections Office has worked in partnership with local jurisdictions and school districts to ensure voting locations that allow for secure, socially distant in-person voting in Yolo County. The VACs are spread out throughout each community for ease of accessibility.

The elections office, with the help of county leadership and through partnerships with local jurisdictions and the education community have secured optimal in-person voting locations throughout the community.

“Thanks to these partnerships, education facilities throughout the region are being used to help promote our democracy at a level we have never seen before,” says Jesse Salinas, Yolo County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters. “We are also providing ballot drop-off box locations to make returning Vote by Mail ballots as effortless as possible. In addition, your return postage will be paid to help encourage voters to utilize mail in voting.”

Voter Assistance Centers will be open Saturday, Oct. 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Ballot Drop-off Box will be made available Monday, Oct. 5 through Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The Winters locations are as follows:

The Voter Assistance Center at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave.

The Ballot Drop-off Box at Lorenzo’s Market (121 E. Grant Ave.) daily from 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

The other Yolo County VAC and BDB locations are:

DAVIS
VAC locations:
Davis ARC Center- Ballroom (760 Orchard Rd.)
Veterans Memorial Center- Multipurpose Rm. (203 E. 14th St.)
Harper Junior High School- Gymnasium (4000 E. Covell Blvd.)
Patwin Elementary School- Multipurpose Rm. (2222 Shasta Dr.)

BDB locations:
City Hall Exterior (23 Russell Blvd.) available 24/7.
Nugget Markets (409 Mace Blvd.) daily from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Nugget Markets (1414 E. Covell Blvd.) daily from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Westlake Market (1260 Lake Blvd.) daily from 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

ESPARTO
VAC location: Esparto High School – Gymnasium (26675 Plainfield St.)

BDB location: Esparto Regional Library extire (17065 Yolo Ave.) available 24/7.

WEST SACRAMENTO
VAC locations:
River City High School- Gymnasium (1 Raider Ln.)
Washington Unified- District Office (930 Westacre Rd.)
Bryte Elementary School- Multipurpose Rm. (637 Todhunter Ave.)

BDB locations:
City Hall exterior (1110 W. Capitol Ave.) available 24/7.
Nugget Markets (2000 Town Center Plaza) daily from 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Arteaga’s Starlite Supermarket (940 Sacramento Ave.) daily from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

WOODLAND
VAC locations:
Yolo County Admin Building (625 Court St.)
Woodland High School-Gymnasium (21 N. West St.)
Pioneer High School- Gymnasium (1400 Pioneer Ave.)

BDB locations:
Post Office Parking Lot exterior (720 Court St.) available 24/7.
Raley’s (367 W. Main St.) daily at 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
Bel Air (1885 E. Gibson Rd.) daily from 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Yolo County Voter Assistance Center (VACs) and Ballot Drop-off Box (BDB) locations are available on our website here: https://www.yoloelections.org/voting/locations. The Yolo County Elections Office will begin accepting public comments for a period of 10-days, beginning Aug. 18, 2020 until Aug. 28, 2020. All interested parties should submit their public comments via email to elections@yolocounty.org.

Voter Assistance Centers (VACs) will be open beginning Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, through Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, for a period of 8 hours each day. VACs will be open Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 (Election Day) from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Ballot Drop-off Boxes will be available beginning Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, through Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 (Election Day). Davis, West Sacramento & Woodland will each have an exterior Ballot Drop-off Box (BDB) that will be available 24/7 (exterior) and each community will have at least one interior Ballot Drop-off Box.

The public is invited to participate in a survey to assist in selecting the hours that the VACs will be open Saturday, Oct. 31 through Monday Nov. 2. Let your voice be heard and participate in the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VAC_Hours_Survey.

The winning time slot of this countywide survey will determine the hours of operation for these three days prior to election.

We encourage Yolo County residents to connect with Yolo County ACE – Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections on Facebook: @YoloACE, Instagram: @YoloCoACE, and Twitter: @YoloCoACE to receive the most up to date information about the upcoming election and live election night results.

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