Voter Registration and Elections
Office of the Registrar of Voters

News Release

​​​​October 6, 2023​

Contact: Voter Registration and Elections
(916) 875-6451

Voting has Officially Begun

Voter Registration and Elections (VRE) has begun delivering Vote by Mail (VBM) ballots to the U.S. Postal Service for distribution to all currently registered voters in the County's Districts on ballot for the November 7, 2023, Special General Election.

Secure early ballot retrieval begins this week. Voters may use any Ballot Drop Box throughout the County to return their ballot. VRE has a drive-through Ballot Drop Box in the Elections Office parking lot at 7000 65th Street, Sacramento. This Ballot Drop Box is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until 8:00 p.m. on Election Night.

Voters are encouraged to return their ballots early and reminded to sign their pink VBM envelope in order for their ballot to be counted. Information on the days and hours of operation for Ballot Drop Boxes or upcoming Vote Centers is available on the VRE website at, or use the direct links in the Key Election Dates below. No postage is necessary for voters returning their ballots by U.S. Mail using the pink Vote by Mail envelope.

For more information, contact VRE at (916) 875-6451, email, or use the toll-free voter assistance hotline at (800) 762-8019. The hotline has the ability to connect voters with disabilities with TTY (Text Telephone).


Key Election Dates​​


​Friday, October 6

​Mailing of ballots to all registered voters begins

Friday, October 6

​Voted ballots may be returned in any of the Ballot Drop Boxes located throughout the County

Monday, October 23

​Close of voter registration for the November 7, 2023, Special General Election. Voter registration forms must be postmarked by this date or delivered to the VRE Office at 7000 65th Street, Suite A, Sacramento 95823 by 5:00 p.m. Online voter registration must be completed before midnight on this date at

Tuesday, October 24

​Conditional Voter Registration (CVR) begins​

Saturday, October 28

11 Day Vote Center opens​

Tuesday, October 31

​Last day a Vote by Mail (VBM) ballot can be mailed to you. After this date, VBM ballots are only available at the VRE Office or at any Vote Center​

Tuesday, November 7​

​Election Day - All Vote Centers open throughout the County​​


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