REGISTER to VOTE
Register before October 18 (postmark)
to vote on November 2.
Call (408) 299-8683 for questions about voting or to determine your voter registration status.
If you move within Santa Clara County you must change your address with the Registrar of Voters. Assuming you are already registered in Santa Clara Co. you may change your address by letter (P.O. Box 1147 - San Jose, CA 95108) or by fax (408-998-7314) by sending a note to the Register with your name, old and new addresses, birthdate, and your signature.
If you are a registered voter in this county, but you moved within this county and did not re-register to vote at your new address, YOU MAY VOTE IN THIS ELECTION. Call the Registrar of Voters' office (408-299-VOTE) for instructions on where to vote and what proof of residency you will need to show at the polling place. At the polling place you will be given a voter registration form and a provisional ballot. That ballot will be counted after the Registrar has completed the re-registration.
When returning your Absentee Ballot use 83 CENTS POSTAGE (37+23+23).
The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is October 26, 2004.
To request an Absentee ballot, please write or fax the Registrar of Voters with the following information:
You may also complete the form on the back of the sample ballot pamphlet that you received in the mail.
- Your Name
- Your Registered Address in The County of Santa Clara
- Your Mailing Address (if different)
- Your Signature
- If you are requesting multiple Absentee ballots for your household, include each voter's name and signature.
Please send all requests to:
Registrar of Voters
P.O. Box 1740
San Jose, CA 95109
Fax number: (408) 293-6002
Phone number: (408) 299-8640
Toll Free: (866) 430-VOTE 
PERMANENT ABSENTEE VOTING
is available for any voter who completes and submits a Permanent Absentee Application to the Registrar's office. These ballots are mailed 29 days before Election Day. Permanent Absentee Voters who do not vote in an election may lose their Permanent Absentee status.
MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTERS
can go to: http://www.fvap.gov for more information and http://www.fvap.gov/pubs/onlinefpca.html for forms.
EARLY VOTING at the Registrar of Voters Office
1555 Berger Dr., San Jose
(see the Registrar's webpage http://sccvote.org for a map.)
October 4 - November 2: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
October 23 & 24, 30 & 31: Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 3pm
HOW VOTES ARE COUNTED
Fill out the Online Registration Form from the Secretary of State.
See Voter Registration in California from the League of Women Voters.
How to Vote using your county's voting system
- from the Secretary of State
PROS & CONS on STATE BALLOT MEASURES MEETINGS, SPONSORED BY the LEAGUE of WOMEN VOTERS
Wed., Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Channing House Auditorium, 850 Webster St., Palo Alto.
Mon., Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m., Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 728 W. Fremont (near Hollenbeck), Rm 702
Thurs., Oct. 14, 2-3:20 p.m., JCC Cubberley, Rm. A, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto
Thurs., Oct. 14, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Cyprian Church, 195 Leota Ave. (at Washington), Sunnyvale
Sun., Oct 17, 7-8:30 p.m., St. John's Lutheran & Trinity Methodist Churches, 581 E. Fremont (at Manet), Sunnyvale
Sun., Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m., Congregational Church of Campbell, 400 W. Campbell Ave.
Mon., Oct. 18, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunnyvale Public Library, Olive & Pastoria, Program Rm.
Thurs., Oct. 21, 2-4 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 231 Sunset Ave., Sunnyvale
Thurs., Oct. 21, 7 p.m., Saratoga Senior Center, Allendale Ave., Saratoga
Sun., Oct. 24, 11:45 a.m., Foothills Congregational Church Parish Hall, 461 Orange Ave., Los Altos.
Sun., Oct. 24, 12-2 p.m., First United Methodist Church - Sunnyvale, 535 Old San Francisco Rd. (near Wolfe)
Mon., Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m., Congregational Church/Unitarian, Remington & Bernardo, Sunnyvale
INITIATIVES & PROPOSITIONS - STATEWIDE
GUIDE to GOVERNMENT
NEWS MEDIA LINKS
STATE GOVERNMENT LINKS
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