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Returning Vote by Mail Ballots

Published on: 9/25/2015 3:41 PM

​​Sign Your Envelope

Don't forget to sign your envelope!

​Sign your name by the red X, and then print your address and the date on the back of the return envelope. 
If your signature is missing or does not match your voter registration card, your ballot cannot be counted.


Return Your Ballot on Time

By Mail  

Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before Election Day AND must be received no later than three days after Election Day.

NO POSTAGE REQUIRED!  All Vote by Mail return envelopes are now postage paid. You do not need to use a postage stamp if you are returning your ballot by mail in the return envelope.    

In Person

Ballots that are returned in-person must be received by 8 pm on Election Day

Ballots can be returned at:


November 3, 2015 Consolidated Election - Ballot Drop-Off Sites 

BALLOT DROP-OFF SITES - Open during normal business hours beginning October 5, 2015 through Election Day​

Santa Clara County Government Center
1st Floor
70 W. Hedding St.
San Jose, CA 95110

Los Altos City Hall
City Clerk Office
1 N. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

Los Altos Main Library
Near Front Entrance
13 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

San Jose City Hall
City Clerk Office - Wing 2
200 E. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113

​​Vineland Branch Library
Outside of the Community Room
1450 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95118

Please visit for the most current information regarding Ballot Drop-Off Sites

​​​Drive-Thru Ballot Drop-Off Sites - Open Saturday, October 24 & 31 2015, 10 am to 3 pm

    • ​​Hillview Community Center – 97 Hillview Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022
    • Park and Ride VTA - Camden Avenue at Highway 85, San Jose, CA 95124

Early Voting is also available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Registrar of Voters' Office beginning October 5, 2015 through Election Day - Open Saturday, October 24 & 31, 9 am to 3 pm