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Vote by Mail Ballot Information
Applying for a Vote by Mail Ballot
If you are a registered voter and you would like to apply for a Vote by Mail ballot, you may do so by one of the following options:
  • Completing an Application for a Vote by Mail Ballot or a Permanent Vote by Mail Ballot Application
    • Applications are also available from the Registrar of Voters' office
    • An application is also available in the Sample Ballot - Voter Information Pamphlet sent to each voter
  • Sending a written request for a Vote by Mail ballot to the Register of Voters' office. Please include the following information:
    • The election for which you are requesting a ballot
    • Your name
    • Your residence address
    • The address where you would like the ballot mailed (if different from residence address)
    • Your signature
  • Applying in person at the Registrar of Voters' office. You will be given your ballot at that time and may either vote your ballot at that time, bring it back at a later date, or return it by mail.

Returning Your Voted Vote by Mail Ballot
Voted Vote by Mail Ballots may be returned as follows:
  • By mail to the Registrar of Voters' office at any time, providing your voted ballot is received no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day
  • Personally to the Registrar of Voters' office at any time, providing your voted ballot is received no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day
  • Personally to any polling place in Merced County prior to 8:00 pm on Election Day
  • By a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, or any person residing in the same household authorized by you, in writing, to the Registrar of Voters' office at any time, providing your voted ballot is received no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day
  • By a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, or any person residing in the same household authorized by you, in writing, to any polling place in Merced County prior to 8:00 pm on Election Day
  • If the ballot was issued within seven days of the election, personally by any person authorized in writing by the voter, providing the authorization statement is complete.

Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452