County of San Mateo Declares September 22, 2020, as National Voter Registration Day

South San Francisco, CA   September 22, 2020 Submitted by David Burruto, Chief of Staff, SMC Supervisor Pine

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors have proclaimed September 22, 2020, as National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic recognition day observed on the fourth Tuesday of September, to celebrate American democracy.

 

First observed in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is celebrated throughout the country and nearly 3 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date.

 

“Focusing a day just on voter registration promotes the right to vote and provides all County residents the opportunity to confirm that their voter registration is up-to-date,” said Supervisor Dave Pine, who spearheaded the Proclamation. “With so much at stake in the November 2020 election, it is more important than ever that all eligible voters, including our young people, participate. Registering to vote is the first step.”

 

There are currently over 426,000 registered voters in San Mateo County, representing 85% of all eligible voters, among the highest rates in the state. All voters in San Mateo County who have registered by October 19 will receive a ballot in the mail.

 

“As the former Chief Elections Officer, the idea of National Voter Registration Day is exceptionally important,” said Warren Slocum, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. “It is the first duty of democracy – to register and then to vote.”

 

As traditional voter registration drives are not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many community-based organizations are promoting civic engagement in creative ways such as placing bookmarks with voter education and registration information in the bags designated for library book curbside pickup as well as fliers in food distribution boxes.

 

Registering to vote in California is easily done online. To register to vote, check your voting status, and choose your language preference for your election materials, visit www.RegisterToVote.ca.gov.  If you are unable to complete the voter registration form online, you can call or text to (650)312-5222 to request a voter registration application be mailed to you.

 

Completed ballots may be dropped off in secure ballot boxes or at Vote Centers located throughout the County. Visit www.smcvote.org for locations or additional information.

 

Voters can also track the status of their ballots as it is received and counted by the Elections Office by visiting https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/.

, Chief of Staff, SMC Supervisor Pine

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors have proclaimed September 22, 2020, as National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic recognition day observed on the fourth Tuesday of September, to celebrate American democracy.

 

First observed in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is celebrated throughout the country and nearly 3 million voters have registered to vote on the holiday to date.

 

“Focusing a day just on voter registration promotes the right to vote and provides all County residents the opportunity to confirm that their voter registration is up-to-date,” said Supervisor Dave Pine, who spearheaded the Proclamation. “With so much at stake in the November 2020 election, it is more important than ever that all eligible voters, including our young people, participate. Registering to vote is the first step.”

 

There are currently over 426,000 registered voters in San Mateo County, representing 85% of all eligible voters, among the highest rates in the state. All voters in San Mateo County who have registered by October 19 will receive a ballot in the mail.

 

“As the former Chief Elections Officer, the idea of National Voter Registration Day is exceptionally important,” said Warren Slocum, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. “It is the first duty of democracy – to register and then to vote.”

 

As traditional voter registration drives are not possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many community-based organizations are promoting civic engagement in creative ways such as placing bookmarks with voter education and registration information in the bags designated for library book curbside pickup as well as fliers in food distribution boxes.

 

Registering to vote in California is easily done online. To register to vote, check your voting status, and choose your language preference for your election materials, visit www.RegisterToVote.ca.gov.  If you are unable to complete the voter registration form online, you can call or text to (650)312-5222 to request a voter registration application be mailed to you.

 

Completed ballots may be dropped off in secure ballot boxes or at Vote Centers located throughout the County. Visit www.smcvote.org for locations or additional information.

 

Voters can also track the status of their ballots as it is received and counted by the Elections Office by visiting https://california.ballottrax.net/voter/.

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