With less than 40 days to the November 8 General Election, local county election offices are busy sending key information to registered voters including official vote-by-mail ballots as early as October 11.
“Today sample ballots went out to what we call our poll voters, basically they are voters who are not permanent vote-by-mail voters and are residing in mail ballot precincts”, says San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong, “all voters (in SLO County) are receiving our Measure J ballot which includes all the voter information regarding Measure J, the self-help transportation tax measure that will be on the ballot, that’s going to all of our poll voters and our vote by mail voters.”
Gong says San Luis Obispo County Elections Office expects to send out about 110,000 vote-by-mail ballots in the coming weeks, which includes the vast majority of the county’s estimated 160,000 registered voters.
“If you filled out and you checked the form for permanent vote-by- mail status on your Voter Registration Form then you are made a permanent vote-by-mail voter, you can also download our Request to Vote by Mail Ballot form off of our website, www.slovote.com”, Gong says, “the deadline for that actually goes all the way out to one week before the election, so there’s plenty of time to do that and there’s also plenty of time to register to vote with the deadline October 24th.”
Officials General Election Voter Guides have already been mailed out which contain information on the many measures on the ballot that voters much decide.