1. Vote by Mail
Permanent Vote by Mail Application
Learn more on how to receive a vote by mail ballot for all qualified elections without having to apply each time.
2. Vote Early at the Voting Centers
California law allows voters to cast their ballot any time during the 29 day period prior to Election Day. You may vote in person with your mailed ballot or on the electronic voting machine (eSlate) at our Voting Center located at:
- San Mateo County Elections Division
40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402
Voting Center Hours:
- Monday through Friday
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Election Day
7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Vote on the eSlate
The eSlate is an electronic voting device, also known as a Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting system. The eSlate has won acclaim for its ease of use, accessibility and accurate vote tabulation.
How to mark a paper ballot
4. Mobile Voting Program Options
For voters with disabilities who are not able to or do not wish to vote at polling places or at established voting centers, the San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division offers three options to assist when given a minimum 24-hour notice. To view these options, click here.