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For Planning Purposes
May 9, 2018


Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Mayor Steinberg to Announce Opening of Ballot Dropboxes in Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be joined at the Colonial Heights Library by Mayor Darrell Steinberg and members of the Sacramento Votes Coalition to mark the opening of ballot dropboxes in Sacramento County.

Ballot drop-off locations are part of changes coming to voting in Sacramento County in 2018 as the Voter’s Choice Act is implemented. Ballots have now been mailed to all registered voters in Sacramento County and can be returned via the mail, at any dropbox in the county, or at vote centers that will begin opening 11 days before the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

Dropboxes are secure, locked locations where voters can deliver their completed ballots from the time they receive them by mail up to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. They are located in convenient and accessible locations, including places close to public transportation routes. With 58 dropbox locations across Sacramento County, returning a ballot will be easier and more accessible. Voters can look-up ballot dropbox and vote center locations using the My Voter Status tool at

Click here to view the Secretary of State’s PSA on the Voter’s Choice Act

Click here for tips on how to vote by mail

Sacramento is one of five counties—along with Madera, Napa, Nevada, and San Mateo—adopting the Voter’s Choice Act in 2018.

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Launch of Ballot Dropboxes in Sacramento County


California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Mayor Darrell Steinberg


Thursday, May 10, 2018
2:00 p.m.


Colonial Heights Library
4799 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA


Secretary Padilla: Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575
Mayor Steinberg: Mary Lynne Vellinga (916) 599-3724,
Sacramento Votes Coalition: Chris Chafee (916) 293-2932


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