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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2019
SOS Press Office
SACRAMENTO, CA – Starting today, vote-by-mail ballots will be sent out for the June 4, 2019 Special General Elections in Senate Districts 1 and 33. To mark the launch of the vote-by-mail period, the Secretary of State's office has released a new video on the options that California voters have to return their completed vote-by-mail ballots.
"You can now return your ballot using the enclosed prepaid postage return envelope, by dropping it off in-person at any polling place or vote center, or by signing it over to someone you trust to return it,” said Secretary of State Alex Padilla. "There have never been more convenient options for Californians and working families to cast their vote-by-mail ballots. Whatever method you choose, you can check your ballot’s status by logging into VoterStatus.sos.ca.gov or visiting your county elections office's website."
These special elections were called when Senator Ted Gaines resigned his Senate District 1 seat after becoming a member of the California Board of Equalization and Ricardo Lara resigned his Senate District 33 seat after becoming California Insurance Commissioner. Senate District 1 encompasses all of Alpine, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, and Siskiyou counties and portions of Sacramento and Placer counties. Senate District 33 is wholly contained in Los Angeles County.