City Leaders Encourage Residents to Participate in National Voter Registration Day

South San Francisco, CA   September 16, 2015   Submitted by City of South San FranciscoSSF logo

On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, volunteers, celebrities, and organizations from all over the country will “hit the streets” for fourth annual National Voter Registration Day

In one week, more than 1,000 nonprofits, government officials, businesses and other groups will participate in National Voter Registration Day 2015.
“On Tuesday, September 22nd, we’re celebrating democracy,” says South San Francisco Mayor Richard Garbarino. “Every person, regardless of wealth or heritage, has the same opportunity to vote and make a change. Your vote is the best way to make your voice heard in our democracy.”
In 2008, six million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register.* With presidential primaries just around the corner, now is the time to make sure your voter registration is up-to-date. Simply go to CLICK HERE and you can verify your registration status. If a person has recently changed their name, address, or political party, they should re-register to vote.
National Voter Registration Day was created to encourage others to get registered so that they don’t miss the deadline before an upcoming election.
For residents in San Mateo County, government officials are hoping that the recently approved all-mailed ballot will increase voter participation in the upcoming November 3 election. “Every registered voter in South San Francisco will receive a ballot in the mail, with a self-addressed stamped envelope to return the ballot,” says South San Francisco City Clerk, Krista Martinelli. “When you get this in the mail, this is your vote, so be sure not to throw it away!”
The San Mateo County Elections Department will begin mailing ballots to voters on or about October 5th. All ballots must be postmarked by November 3rd and received in the Elections Office by November 6th in order to be counted. To avoid concern that your ballot will not arrive by November 6th, the recommendation is to drop the ballot at a universal polling location on Election Day. These will be located throughout the County (list not yet available). Ballots can also be dropped in a locked ballot box at the City Clerk’s Office daily from 8:00am – 5:00pm beginning October 6th.
On Election Day, in South San Francisco, there will be only two in-person voting booths:
  • City Hall, 400 Grand Avenue
  • Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive
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