Tulare County’s registered voters who vote by mail can expect their ballots beginning May 5.
If you would like a Vote by Mail ballot mailed to you, and are not Vote by Mail currently, the Registrar of Voters Office must receive your request by May 27, 2014.
If you request a Vote by Mail ballot, please mail it back early. Vote by Mail ballots must be received by the Registrar of Voters Office by 8 p.m. on June 3, 2014, Election Day. We recommend that you mail your ballot back by Wednesday, May 28, 2014. In order for your ballot to be counted you must include your signature on the return envelope.
Other ways to return a Vote by Mail ballot:
- We now have drive through official drop boxes in front of Government Plaza and in the east parking lot at the Visalia Courthouse by the rose garden.
- You can also return a Vote by Mail ballot in person. Drop off your Vote by Mail ballot during normal business hours either at the Tulare County Registrar of Voters Office at the Government Plaza Building, 5951 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, California – OR – at the Tulare County Auditor’s Office at the Visalia Courthouse, 221 S. Mooney Blvd., Rm. 101E, Visalia, California.
- On Election Day, you can also drop your voted Vote by Mail ballot off at any polling place in Tulare County.
- You can authorize a family member to drop off your Vote by Mail ballot for you. In order for your ballot to count, your representative can only be one of the following: spouse, child, parent, grandparent, grandchild, brother, sister or any person residing in the voter’s home. Your representative can drop your ballot off at the Tulare County Registrar of Voters Office, the Tulare County Auditor’s Office, either of the two official drop boxes, or any polling place on Election Day.
As per Elections Code 15101, the Registrar of Voters also hereby notifies all interested organizations that the verification of signatures on Vote by Mail ballots cast for the Primary Election will commence on May 5, 2014, in the Tulare County Registrar of Voters Office, 5951 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, California. On May 23, 2014, or at any time thereafter, the opening, processing and central count accumulation of Vote by Mail ballots will commence. This process is open to observers and will continue until all election results are tabulated and the election is certified. If you would like to be an observer, please contact Ann Turner at (559) 624-7300.