August 22, 2017 Special Election: City of San Luis Obispo

Election Information

The County Registrar of Voters is conducting this special election at the request of the City of San Luis Obispo. Much information about this election may be found on the City of San Luis Obispo's website.

This election will be conducted as an all-mail ballot election and every registered voter in the City of San Luis Obispo will be mailed an official ballot packet. In the ballot packet will be the voter information guide, the official ballot, instructions for marking and returning the ballot, and a listing of drop off locations (also see below). See the Voter Information section on this page and the FAQs for important dates and additional information.

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2017-08-22 City of San Luis Obispo Special

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I receive an audio version of the information contained in the voter guide?

Yes, please contact the Clerk-Recorder to arrange for an audio cassette. 

Can someone else return my ballot for me?

Yes, the Election Code allows for anyone to return your ballot. Please be sure to have the designee fill out the top portion of the return envelope. You are still required to sign the return envelope for your ballot to be counted.

How can I check on the status of my ballot?

Beginning August 10, 2017, you can check on the status of your ballot (Issued, Received by the Elections Office, etc) by using our Voter Status Lookup.

How much postage does it take to mail the ballot to the County? 

Return postage is free.

Is there assistance available if I have difficulty marking my ballot?

The AutoMARK ballot marking device is designed to assist voter with disabilities, such as vision or dexterity impairments, in marking their ballots. This device will be available at the County Clerk-Recorder Office at 1055 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo beginning Monday, July 24th through Election Day, August 22nd. Normal office hours apply (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and on Election Day (7 a.m. - 8 p.m.). Contact the Clerk-Recorder for more information.

What do I do if I am going to be away from my residence in the city during the month of August?

If you are going to be at a location where you can receive mail, you can request an official ballot be mailed to your alternate address.

If you will not be able to receive mail at your location, contact the Clerk-Recorder by phone or email for further instructions.    

Remember that ballots must be received by the Elections Department or any drop-off location by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots postmarked on or before Election Day must be received within 3 days of the election in order to be counted.

What if I never received a ballot?

You can request a replacement ballot by mail or fax by completing the Statement of Lost Ballot Form or you can request a ballot in person at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office in San Luis Obispo. On Election Day, you can come to the Clerk-Recorder’s main office and request a replacement ballot.

What is the purpose of this special election?

This election was called by the San Luis Obispo City Council to place Measure B-17 on the ballot for a vote.