Registrar of Voters reminding absentee voters to mail ballots back

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EL CENTRO – Sylvia Bermudez, Registrar of Voters, is calling on absentee voters to get their ballots into the mail. 25,500 ballots have been mailed to valley residents and to date, the county has received back less than 2,000.  Bernudez encourages mail voters to get those ballots back to the Office of Registrar prior to Election Day, so those ballots can be processed and ready for Election day reporting.

Also, as a reminder, they are asking that after October 30th ballots not be mailed as the postal service can take a little longer than expected.  Post office post marks are not accepted on mail ballots. Ballots must be in our office or dropped off at a poll site by 8pm on Election Day.

 

Voters who still vote at a poll site, should review their sample ballot booklets or call the Elections office at 760-482-4226 to locate their proper voting poll site.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 October 30, 2012 – Last day to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot

 

Mail voters should return their ballots as early as possible. We do not recommend mailing your ballot after Wednesday, October 31st to guarantee ballots are delivered to the Elections Office by November 6th.

 

Post marks are not accepted. All Ballots must be received by 8:00pm on Election Day– November 6, 2012.

 

Other options to return your ballot:

 

 BALLOT BOX LOCATIONS – The Registrar of Voters has ballot boxes at each of the City Clerk’s Offices; Brawley, Calexico, Calipatria, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial, and Westmorland. Voters may drop off their voted Mail Ballots at any of the locations thru November 2, 2012. Ballot boxes will be picked up by the end of business on November 2nd.

 

 You may drop off your ballot at any voting poll site OR;

 

 You may drop off your ballot at the Elections office located at 940 Main Street, Rm. 206, El Centro, CA.

 

Post marks are not accepted. All Ballots must be received by 8:00pm on Election Day– November 6, 2012.

 

Questions may be directed to the Imperial County Registrar of Voters Office located 940 Main Street, Rm 206, El Centro, CA. or by calling (760) 482-4226.