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San Mateo County Assessor-Clerk-Recorder-Elections
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Official Election Site of San Mateo County

MARK CHURCH, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder

Vote at the Polls on Election Day


Voting at the Polls

Once at the polls


Here are the steps for voting at the polls on Election Day:


  1. Check-in with the Poll Worker at the Polling Place
  2. Sign the Roster
  3. Wait a moment for the Poll Worker to issue you an access code to vote on the eSlate
  4. Vote
  5. When finished voting, the Poll Workers will give you an "I Voted" sticker - Wear it proudly!

Most voters cast electronic ballots using the eSlate voting equipment. They are easy to use and accessible for all voters.


On Election Day, we provide easy voting instructions - experienced voters don't usually need them. But if you do, just ask a Poll Worker - they are there to help!


Any voter may request and vote a paper ballot - simply let the Poll Worker know when you sign the ballot request.


Learn More about the eSlates



Visit the eSlate Learning Center to learn more.


How to mark a paper ballot


Step by step instructions on how to mark a paper ballot.




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Registration & Elections Division
40 Tower Road, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 312-5222
Fax: (650) 312-5348
Email: registrar@smcare.org


Assistance for Voters with Disabilities:

Dial 711 For Telecommunications Relay Service
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683
Language Assistance
Phone: 1 (888) 762-8683 or 1 (888) SMC-VOTE