San Luis Obispo County releases voting tips ahead of midterm election

Posted at 2:30 PM, Nov 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 03:01:10-05

The San Luis Obispo County Office of the Clerk-Recorder released hints for voters on Election Day.

Their tips are:

Return of vote-by-mail ballots on election day:

  • Make sure the identification envelope is signed before the ballot is returned.
  • Make sure the vote-by-mail ballot is postmarked on or before election day and received three days before the election for it to be counted.
  • If dropping off your vote-by-mail ballot in the mail on election day get a “circle date stamp” on your envelope on the mail counter.
  • Any vote-by-mail ballots must be received at a polling location by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Check your polling place location:

  •  Polling place location is on the back of your sample ballot or on a yellow notification card if you registered to vote after Oct. 8.
  • Do not assume your polling place is always the same.

Be prepared:

  • The Office of the Clerk-Recorder said it is helpful to fill out your sample ballot before voting, and taking it to the polls on election day.

Avoid busy times:

  •  If you can choose when to vote, avoid going to the polls from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. To 8 p.m.

Leave t-shirts, buttons and hats at home:

  • Electioneering, including wearing anything with a campaign slogan on it is prohibited within 100 feet of the polling place on election day.