Vote By Mail
To obtain a Vote By Mail ballot, a registered voter should submit a completed Vote By Mail ballot application or personal letter to the county elections official. Your Sample Ballot booklet contains a Vote By Mail ballot application. Sample Ballot booklets are mailed to registered voters starting 40 days before an election. A letter request for a Vote By Mail ballot can be mailed almost any time before an election. All applications must reach the Ventura County Elections Division no later than seven days before the election. The earlier the better. Current law allows anyone desiring to become a Permanent Vote By Mail voter to apply and receive a ballot by mail for all elections.
Mail your ballot application to:
Ventura County Elections Division
800 South Victoria Avenue
Ventura, CA 93009-1200
Drop off completed Vote By Mail ballots at these Mail Ballot Drop-off Locations
Ventura County Vote By Mail Voter Application Form
Vote By Mail Ballot Application
The application or letter must contain:
- The voter’s name as registered
- The registered voter’s Ventura County residence address
- The address to which the Vote By Mail ballot should be sent, if different from the registered voter’s Ventura County residence address
- The name and date of the election for which the applicant wants the Vote By Mail ballot
- The voter’s signature
Once the application is processed by the Ventura County Elections Division, the proper ballot will be mailed to the voter.
Vote By Mail Ballot Return
You must return your voted ballot in the envelope provided, making sure you complete all required information on the envelope, including your signature. You may mail your completed Vote By Mail ballot, or return it in person to the Ventura County Elections Division, or drop it off at any Ventura County polling place on election day. Under certain conditions, you may authorize a legally-allowable third party (relative/friend) to return your voted ballot on your behalf. Regardless of how your Vote By Mail ballot is returned, it MUST be received at the Ventura County Elections Division or a polling place by the time polls close (8 p.m.) on Election Day. Vote By Mail ballots received by the Ventura County Elections Division after 8 p.m. on Election Day are not counted.