Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State
September 3, 2014
Contact: Nicole Winger, (916) 653-6575
SACRAMENTO – As early as September 5, California county elections officials will start the process of mailing November ballots to California voters serving in the military or living abroad.
The federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act requires military and overseas ballots be sent no later than 45 days before a federal election day. However, recognizing the extra time needed to get ballots to and from faraway locations, California county elections officials often start mailing ballots to military and overseas voters as much as 60 days ahead of Election Day under California Elections Code section 3105. Continue reading