Vote By Mail Ballots for the Upcoming Presidential General Election Available Beginning October 10, 2016

(Ventura) – Ventura County Clerk Recorder/Registrar of Voters Mark Lunn announced today that Vote By Mail ballots for the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election will be available beginning Monday, October 10, 2016. All registered voters have the option to vote by mail. This method allows voters to vote from home at their convenience and return their ballot by mail.

Lunn stated, “Vote By Mail ballots will be mailed early enough to allow voters plenty of time to study the issues and make informed decisions when they vote on November 8. I encourage voters to begin studying their ballot and voter information guides early as it will be comprehensive with many candidate and measure contests to be voted on.”

Voters who prefer not go to the polls to cast a ballot on Election Day, or for those who want to avoid potential long lines, can choose to receive their ballot in the mail by completing the application available at http://venturavote.org on the Forms menu. Voters may also apply in person at the Elections Division located at the Government Center in the Hall of Administration, Lower Plaza, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura.

Completed Vote By Mail ballots may be dropped off before Election Day at the Elections Division or in the 24-hour ballot drop off box located in front of the Hall of Administration at the Government Center. Ballots may also be dropped off at any local City Hall during their business hours, starting October 11, 2016 through Election Day. All voted ballots must be postmarked, or returned to any Ventura County polling place or to the Elections Division, by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 8, 2016.

Vote By Mail ballots are the first results provided at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. To view an informational video highlighting the Vote By Mail process, visit the Ventura County News Channel website http://vcnewschannel.com and select Featuring Ventura County – Episode 7 Elections Division: Counting the Vote.

Additional information is available on the Elections Division website http://venturavote.org or by calling the Elections Division at (805) 654-2664.