Voter Registration and Elections
Office of the Registrar of Voters

News Release

​​​​​​​​​​​May 16, 2018

​​​Contact: Alice Jarboe, Interim ​Registrar of Voters​​​​​​​ ​​
(​916) 875-6255​​

​​​Statewide Direct Primary Election Update

Voter Registration Deadline Quickly Approaching

The Sacramento County Department of Voter Registration and Elections (DVRE) would like to remind residents that Monday, May 21, 2018 is the last day to register to vote or change their party affiliation for the June 5 Election. Currently, there are more than 737,000 registered voters in Sacramento County and DVRE expects this number to increase due to the implementation of the Voter’s Choice Act, expanding voting opportunities across the region.

Residents are encouraged to register online or pick-up a voter registration card at any Sacramento Public Library, post office or the Elections Office, 7000 65th Street, Suite A, Sacramento 95823. In order to be a registered voter, the voter registration form must be filled out completely, signed and postmarked by May 21, 2018, or hand-delivered to the Elections Office by 5 p.m. on May 21, 2018.

Additionally, if a resident has changed their name, address or political party, they will need to update their registration by cancelling their current voter registration and re-register. Residents who are unsure of their voter registration status can use the voter registration lookup system​ to determine their status. 

Key Election Dates​

May 21 - Close of voter registration for June 5 election. Voter registration forms must be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the Elections Office, 7000 65th Street, Suite A, Sacramento. Online voter registration must be completed before midnight on this date 
May 22 – Conditional voter registration begins and voting period for new citizens who are sworn in after close of registration **NEW** for this election
May 26 – Eighteen 10 Day Vote Centers open** NEW** for this election
June 1 - Last day a Vote by Mail (VBM) ballot can be mailed to you.  After this date, Vote by Mail ballots are only available at the Elections office or at any of the 78 Vote Centers
June 2 – All 78 Vote Centers open**NEW** for this election
June 5 – Election Day ​



Sacramento County is one of five counties in California to implement the Voter’s Choice Act. For additional information about the June 2018 Primary Election, the VCA and to learn more about how voting is changing in Sacramento County, visit the Department of Voter Registration and Elections website​.

For more information, contact Alice Jarboe at (916) 875-6255 or email