Voter Registration and Elections
Office of the Registrar of Voters

News Release

​​February 23, 2018

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


Public invited to learn about new voting system

The Sacramento County Department of Voter Registration and Elections announced that it will host an open house on Monday, March 5 where Sacramento County residents are invited to learn about the available voting options and experience the new voting system technology that will be implemented with the June 2018 Primary Election.

“With the passage of the California Voter’s Choice Act, all registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail and Vote Centers will be offered in place of traditional polling places,” said Sacramento County Registrar of Voters, Jill LaVine. “We wanted to take this opportunity to educate members of the community on the upcoming changes so they are prepared in advance of the election.”

Sacramento County residents are invited to the New Voting System Demonstration:

Monday, Marc​​h 5 from 2-7 p.m.​
Where:Department of Voter Registration and Elections
7000 65th Street, Sacramento, CA 95823​

During the open house, representatives from VRE will be available to discuss the key features of the following voting options:

  • Vote By Mail (VBM): Materials such as a VBM ballot, drop box will be on display
  • Accessible Vote By Mail System: Available to voters with accessibility needs, providing an accessible and secure website where voters can use their own computer to download, mark and print their ballot which is then returned by mail.
  • Vote Centers: A simulated Vote Center will be set up where attendees will get a firsthand experience of the new Accessible Ballot Marking Devices including the activation process, touchscreen device interface; and a Ballot on Demand station where voters can request paper ballots.
Additionally, VRE will be offering a behind-the-scenes look at the Election Management System which includes the ImageCast Central Tabulator used to scan and count ballots and the ImageCast Adjudication Workstation that is used in instances where a ballot requires additional review to determine voter intent.
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 Voter’s Choice Act and to learn more about how voting is changing in Sacramento County, visit the Department of Voter Registration and Elections website.​

This is an accessible facility. Requests for documents in accessible formats, interpreting services, assistive listening devices, or other accommodations should be made by calling the County Voter Registration and Elections Department at (916) 875-6512, California Relay Service 711 or by emailing your request to​, no later than five working days prior to the meeting.
For more information, contact Alice Jarboe at (916)875-6255 or email