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County Elections - Registrar of Voters

Terry A. Hansen

915 8th St., Suite 107, Marysville, CA 95901

 

Phone: (530) 749-7855

Fax: (530) 749-7854

Email: elections@co.yuba.ca.us

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00  p.m.




 

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

 

Where to Register to Vote

  • You can apply to register to vote online.
  • You can pick up a paper voter registration application at the Elections Office, the Yuba County Library, Department of Motor Vehicles or a US Post Office.

 

 

Qualifications to Register to Vote

To register to vote in California, you must be:

  • A United States citizen,
  • A resident of California,
  • 18 years of age or older on Election Day,
  • Not in prison or in county jail (serving a state prison sentence or serving a term of more than one year in jail for a defined "low level" felony), or on parole, post release community supervision, or mandatory supervision, and
  • Not found by a court to be mentally incompetent.

 

 

Military and Overseas Voters

Military and overseas voters are United States citizens who are members of the Uniformed Services (on active duty) and their eligible dependents, members of the Merchant Marine and their eligible dependents, commissioned corps of the Public Health Service, commissioned corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or United States citizens residing outside the United States.  To apply to register to vote, receive your elections materials, and vote, you must apply for a special absentee ballot by filling out a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA).

 

 

Voter Registration Deadlines

The deadline to register to vote for any election is 15 days before Election Day.

 

 

When to Re-Register to Vote

You need to re-register to vote when:

  • You move to a new permanent residence,
  • You change your name or
  • You change your political party choice

 

 

 

CANVASS

 

California Elections Code requires the Registrar of Voters (ROV) to perform a post-election canvass before certifying the final results. The canvass period can last for 28 days after a major election. During this time, the ROV counts all remaining valid ballots and performs a series of mandated audits to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the election.

The vote tallying process actually begins before election night, with the vote by mail ballots. Any county that counts its ballots by computer may begin processing vote by mail seven days before the election. This includes signature verification against the voter’s registration card, removing and inspecting the voted ballots for damage. Under no circumstances may totals be accessed until after the polls close on election night. Vote totals released on election night are considered “unofficial results.” Vote by mail ballots not counted by election night, which includes all those received on election day, either through the mail or dropped off at the precincts, are tabulated during the 28 day official canvass period.

The California Elections Code requires the official canvass to begin no later than the Thursday following the election, that it be open to the public, and that it continue daily (Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays excepted) for not less than six hours each day until completed. The county election official must complete the official canvass no later than the 29th day after the election and submit a certified statement of the results of the election to the Secretary of State.

By law, the activities undertaken during the official canvass include:

  • Processing and counting any valid vote-by-mail and provisional ballots not included in the semifinal official canvass. Provisional ballots are cast by voters whose names do not appear on the precinct roster or those voters that are registered as a vote by mail voter and wish to vote at the polls but are unable to surrender their unvoted mail ballot. The voter uses a regular precinct ballot which is then placed in a special envelope that the voter must sign, much like a vote-by-mail envelope. During the official canvass, the elections official checks the voter registration file to verify the voter's eligibility to cast the ballot. Once verified, the ballot is added to the official count. These ballots added to the vote-by-mail ballots not processed on election night can number 300,000 to 800,000 or more statewide.
  • An inspection of all materials and supplies returned by poll workers.
  • A reconciliation of the number of signatures on the roster with the number of ballots recorded on the ballot statement.
  • A reconciliation of the number of ballots counted, spoiled, canceled, or invalidated due to identifying marks or overvotes with the number of votes counted, including vote by mail and provisional ballots.
  • Reproducing any damaged ballots.
  • Conducting a hand count of the ballots cast in one (1) percent of the precincts chosen at random by the elections official. All races and contests must be included in the hand count.
  • Hand count all votes cast on the direct recording electronic equipment (touchscreen units) and verified on the verified printer audit trail attached to each unit.
  • Report final results to the Secretary of State, as required.
     

 

HOW TO MARK YOUR PAPER BALLOT
STEP 1: Mark your ballot using a dark ball point pen.  Draw a solid line to connect the head and tail of the arrow that points to your choice.

    • DO NOT use a pencil, felt tip pen or gel pen.
    • DO NOT make stray marks on your ballot.
    • DO NOT circle the tip of the arrow or the end of the arrow.
    • DO NOT circle the candidates name.

 

STEP 2: Review your ballot.

  • If you vote for more candidates than allowed, or if you vote both Yes and No on a measure, your vote will not count for that candidate or measure.
  • You do not have to vote on all contests.
  • If you make a mistake at the polling site return to the poll worker who issued you the ballot and request a replacement.
  • If you make a mistake on your Vote by Mail ballot contact the Elections Office at (530) 749-7855 for more information about obtaining a replacement ballot.

 

STEP 3: To vote for a qualified write-in candidate, write the person's name in the blank space directly below the names of the other candidates for the office.  Use a dark ballpoint pen.  Draw a solid line to connect the head and tail of the arrow that points to your write-in choice.  Do not write in a candidate already on the ballot.  Under some circumstances write-ins are not permitted.  In the event write-ins are not permitted no write-in space will appear on the ballot for that contest.






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Clerk-Recorder • 915 8th. St., Suite 107, Marysville, CA 95901 • (530) 749-7855 • Fax: (530) 749-7854

 

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