Election 2018: Calendar of Deadlines

Dates and deadlines for requesting vote-by-mail ballots, casting a ballot and other information related to the Nov. 6 general election.
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Friday, October 19, 2018 That’s the first day you can turn in your vote-by-mail ballot to most Yolo County Library or the Woodland Public Library. Some people don’t like mailing their vote-by-mail ballots through the postal service, so the Yolo County Elections Office provides this method of turning in a ballot as an alternative. It also provides a stamp-free alternative to casting a vote-by-mail ballot (remember: you need one stamp if you are mailing your vote-by-mail ballot this year!). Ballots are accepted at Yolo County Library locations and the Woodland Public Library until Nov. 5 at 2 p.m., and ballot drop-offs are only available during regular library hours. Remember to sign your envelope if you want your ballot to count!

Monday, October 22, 2018

That’s the day when you must be registered in order to vote in the Nov. 6 election. To be eligible to vote in California, you must be citizen of the United States, a resident of California, at least 18 years of age on Election Day, not currently be serving time in state or federal prison, not currently on federal or state parole and not currently found by a court to be mentally incompetent. If you aren’t sure whether you’re registered to vote, you can look up your registration in a database on the Yolo County Elections Office website. Not registered to vote? You can register online at registertovote.ca.gov.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

You meant to register before Monday, Oct. 22, right? But things happen. That’s why the Yolo County Elections Office allows you to register to vote in person by visiting their office in Woodland on and after Tuesday, Oct. 23 during regular business hours. In-person voting is allowed at the Elections Office through Election Day. For more information, contact the Elections Office at 530-666-8133.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

This is the day when a request to vote-by-mail must be completed and mailed, per the Yolo County Elections Office.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Day! If you haven’t turned in your vote-by-mail ballot, you’ll want to go ahead and pop it in the mail to make sure it gets postmarked with the correct date, or turn it in to a polling place or the Yolo County Elections Office. Today is also the day to cast your ballot at a polling place.You can bring a pre-filled sample ballot to your polling place so you are ready to vote. Polling places are open between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.; if you are in line to vote before 8 p.m., you will be allowed to vote.

Friday, November 9, 2018

If you mailed your vote-by-mail on or before Election Day, this is the deadline for vote-by-mail ballots to be received by the Yolo Count Elections Office. Only vote-by-mail ballots postmarked by Nov. 6 will be counted as they are received until Nov. 9. The Elections Office asks people to mail or drop off their vote-by-mail ballots well ahead of the Nov. 6 deadline to ensure prompt delivery. All eligible ballots will be counted, but the Elections Office warns that ballots mailed closer to the deadline could slow down the counting process.  ]]>

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