Any registered voter may vote by absentee ballot. Voters may request an absentee ballot by completing the request form from the back of their sample ballot and mailing it to the Registrar of Voters. It is not necessary to wait for your sample ballot to request an absentee ballot. You may send a card or letter to the Registrar of Voters requesting an absentee ballot. Your request must state your name, residence address in Del Norte County, the address to which the ballot is to be mailed (if different than your residence) and your signature. Request should be mailed to:
Registrar of Voters
981 H Street, Suite 160
Crescent City, CA 95531
You may also fax your request to 707-465-0321
The Registrar of Voters is precluded by law from sending an absentee ballot based on a telephone request. You must request an absentee ballot in writing. Written requests, by mail, must be received by the registrar no later than seven days before an election.
Voters may also cast absentee ballots in person in the office of the Registrar of Voters during the absentee voting period. The absentee voting period begins twenty-nine days before an election and extends until the close of polls on election day. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The office is open until 8:00 PM on election days.
Application for Vote by Mail Ballot
Section 3201 of the California Elections Code allows any voter to apply for permanent vote-by-mail voter status. Permanent vote-by-mail voters automatically receive a ballot in the mail within 29 days before every election in which they are eligible to vote.
This law is designed to make voting more convenient for everyone. People who work out of town, or work on 24-hour shift, or have a disability, or just don't like to stand in line at the polls can now vote at home - permanently.