Election reminder: Santa Clara County polling centers open this weekend
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) – In less than two weeks, and for the first time since 2003, California voters will decide whether Gov. Gavin Newsom should be removed.
Registered voters in Santa Clara County should have received a ballot in the mail last month. For those who haven’t voted yet, you can visit one of the county’s 36 voting centers or one of the 100 official ballot boxes starting this weekend.
“A lot of voters in Santa Clara County are very excited to vote, we always have a good turnout and turnout, right now we are 15,000 [ballots] less than we were in the November election at this point, ”said Evelyn Mendez, head of the public and legislative affairs division of the Santa Clara County Registrar of Electors.
County residents who missed the August 30 deadline to register to vote can still register through a Conditional Registration of Voters (CVR), available at the Office of the Registrar of Electors located at 1555 Berger Drive, Building 2 in San Jose.
“We have ballot boxes so people can just drive in and drop them off on two different sides of the street,” Mendez said.
“We also have a curbside vote, we have ballot boxes here [Registrar of Voters Office], our office has been open for 29 days for in-person voting, ”added Mendez. “The voting centers open from Saturday. “
Polling center hours:
- 19 polling centers will be open for 11 days from September 4 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 17 additional polling centers will be open from September 11 to 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All polling centers will be open on polling day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
“For the November election, we were ready for 100 different drop boxes and 100 different voting centers,” Mendez said. “Now for this election there are only 36, so it is quite an easy operation for us and we have it all figured out.”