LATE ABSENTEE VOTING

BETWEEN FEBRUARY 27 AND MARCH 5

Between February 27 and March 5, voters may still obtain an absentee ballot under the "Late Absentee" voting provisions.

Voters may fill out this form or submit a written request for a ballot in person or the voter may authorize, with this form or in writing, for a representative to obtain and deliver a ballot on their behalf, if the voter is unable to go to the polls because of:

  • Illness or disability resulting in his or her confinement in a hospital, sanatarium, nursing home, or place of residence;
  • A physical disability, or
  • Conditions resulting in his or her absence from the precinct on election day. (Elections Code 3021)

RETURN:
Late absentee ballots may be returned by the voter or the authorized representative who originally obtained the ballot on the voter's behalf. Ballots may be dropped off at any polling place in Santa Cruz County on election day. Ballots may also be dropped off at the county Elections Department during business hours until 8 p.m. on Election Day, March 5, 2002.

If the voter mails his/her ballot to the county Elections Department, it must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day, March 5. Postmark is not acceptable. Therefore, voters are encouraged to utilize personal delivery rather than mail during the week prior to Election Day.

BALLOT RETURN ENVELOPE MUST BE SIGNED AND COMPLETED:

It is extremely important for voters to SIGN their absentee ballot return envelope and write in the address where they live in the space provided.

Unfortunately, if there is no signature or if the signature on the absentee return envelope does not compare to the voter's signature on his or her voter registration card, the ballot cannot be counted. In addition, absence of the voter's residence address may prohibit the ballot from being counted.

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