Bay Area counties accepting absentee ballots
By Lara Moscrip, Bay City News Service
October 10, 2006
All eligible California voters can apply for absentee ballots
starting today by either writing or faxing in a request to their
county elections office before the Oct. 31 deadline.
Voters can also fill out and mail in the absentee voter application
printed on their sample ballot, which is mailed to voters prior
to the election.
Requests for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 7 election must
be in writing and include the voter's name, residence address,
address to which the ballot will be mailed and the voter's signature.
Faxes including this information are acceptable, but law prohibits
telephone requests, according to the Alameda County Registrar
Voters must return their completed ballots to their local registrar
of voters or any polling place no later than the close of polls
on Nov. 7.
Registered voters can also cast an absentee ballot in person
at their local elections office.
Absentee ballot application forms are available in English, Spanish,
Tagalog, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean, according to
the Secretary of State's Web site.
Eligible voters can also download an absentee ballot application
from the Secretary of State's Web site at http://www.ss.ca.gov
and return it to their local county elections office.
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