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NOTICE: While our main office at 1055 Monterey Street, Suite D-120, San Luis Obispo remains open to the public, as of Monday, December 14, the Clerk-Recorder’s office will no longer be offering marriage licenses to walk-ins. An appointment is REQUIRED to control the number of people in our lobby at any given time. Please call 805-781-5080 to request an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. At least one member of the couple applying for a license must be a SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY RESIDENT. Should you come to our office without an appointment, you may be required to schedule an appointment and come back at another time. Our Atascadero office remains closed at this time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The Clerk-Recorder Offices will be closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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A sample vote-by-mail ballot

115,000 Ballots Mailed to SLO County Voters

Author: Clerk-Recorder’s Office
Date: 5/7/2018 3:35:40 PM

Vote-by-mail ballots for the June 5 primary election are on their way to voter’s mailboxes. Here's what you need to know.


About 115,000 ballots were mailed to individuals with permanent vote-by-mail status, which includes their local candidate information. That is nearly 14 percent more ballots than in the 2016 primary election (about 101,000 ballots were mailed that year).

Individuals not registered with permanent vote-by-mail status should have received their sample ballot booklet which contains a copy of the ballot contests and candidate statements on the voter’s ballot, the polling place location assigned to the voter and an application for a vote-by-mail ballot.

All households with registered voters should have already received the state voter information guides which contain information about the state propositions and candidates. 

Residents can check their registration status online, or call the Elections office at (805) 781-5228, if they are unsure of their registration status.

To update your voter information, please use the state’s online voter registration system.

Additionally, the County Clerk-Recorder’s office is still in need of poll workers and Adopt-a-Poll groups to staff the polls for the June 5 election. 

The County employs approximately 1,000 precinct workers to work at the polls on Election Day. Poll workers must be at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen, and a registered voter in California or a lawful permanent resident of the United States.  Be a part of democracy and assist voters at the polls on Election Day. 

For more information, please contact the County Clerk-Recorder’s office via email at [email protected], or call 805-781-5228, or complete the Precinct Worker Application online