For Planning Purposes
May 25, 2018
Secretary of State Alex Padilla Announces Opening of Vote Centers in Sacramento County
SACRAMENTO – California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, and members of the Sacramento Votes Coalition will be holding a press conference and ribbon cutting ceremony this Saturday to mark the opening of Vote Centers for the June 5, 2018, Primary Election, at the Maple Community Center in Sacramento County. Mayor Steinberg will also be casting his ballot at the press event.
Vote Centers are part of changes coming to voting in Sacramento County in 2018 as the Voter’s Choice Act is implemented. Vote Centers will be opening 11 days leading up and including Election Day, giving voters the freedom to cast a ballot in-person at any vote center in their county instead of being tied to a single polling location. Vote Centers will also offer evening hours for voters to cast their ballots. 18 vote centers are opening in Sacramento County on May 26, and additional 70 will open on June 2.
At any Vote Center, voters may vote in-person, drop-off their ballots, receive a replacement ballot, vote using accessible voting machines, access voting materials in multiple languages, update voter registration as well as complete same day registration. Voters can look-up Vote Center locations using the My Voter Status tool at voterstatus.sos.ca.gov.
Sacramento is one of five counties—along with Madera, Napa, Nevada, and San Mateo—adopting the Voter’s Choice Act in 2018.
*Media wishing to attend should RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening of Vote Centers in Sacramento County
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
Sacramento City Council Member Eric Guerra
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Maple Community Center
3301 37th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95824
Live shots of Vote Center
Ribbon cutting ceremony
Mayor Steinberg casting his vote on the first day of Vote Centers opening
- Secretary Padilla: Sam Mahood (916) 653-6575
Mayor Steinberg: Mary Lynne Vellinga (916) 599-3724, email@example.com
Sacramento Votes Coalition: Chris Chafee (916) 293-2932