Two Voting Centers will be open and Vote by Mail ballots will be mailed
October 3, 2014

Contact: Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder
Alternate: David Tom, Elections Division Manager

(Redwood City, CA) Mark Church, San Mateo County’s Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, announced today that the early voting period for the November 4, 2014 Statewide General Election will begin Monday, October 6 and continue through November 3, 2014.  During the early voting period, registered voters from any precinct may visit one of the County’s two Voting Centers to cast their ballot or return a voted mail ballot. 

“Providing an opportunity to vote early makes casting a ballot more convenient and accessible,” Church stated. “This gives voters the flexibility to pick the time and place that they would like to vote or return a voted mail ballot,” he added.

The Voting Centers for the November Election are located at:

Registration & Elections Division, 40 Tower Road, San Mateo
555 County Center, First Floor, Redwood City

Hours of operation for the two Voting Centers are as follows:

Monday, October 6 to Monday, November 3 (Weekdays): 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 25: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 1: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 4 (Election Day): 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The early voting period also marks the first day that Vote by Mail ballots will be sent out to those registered as permanent or one-time Vote by Mail voters in the county. 

Individuals interested in voting by mail can find an application in the Sample Ballot and Official Voter Information Pamphlet, or online at

Vote by Mail voters may use the “Check My Registration/Access my Election Materials/View My Voter Information Pamphlet” tool on to verify when the ballot materials were mailed and when the Registration & Elections Division received their voted ballot.

Voted mail ballots must be physically received no later than 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 4, in order for the ballots to be counted. Voters may mail in the voted ballot or deliver it in person to a Voting Center or city hall in the county.  As well, on Election Day, voted mail ballots may be dropped off at any active polling place in the county until 8:00 p.m.

For additional assistance, contact the Registration & Elections Division at 650.312.5222 or

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Related Contacts

Mark Church

Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Chief Elections Officer
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665Get Directions

Jim Irizarry

Asst. Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder & Asst. Chief Elections Officer
555 County Center
Redwood City, CA 94063-1665Get Directions