Inquire about the availability of documents in alternate formats.
You have a choice in how you receive your sample ballot pamphlet. Beginning January 1, 2011, state law (AB1717) allows voters to ‘go green’ by choosing to opt out of receiving their sample ballot booklet by mail, and accessing it online instead.
How do I change the way I receive my sample ballot booklet?
Use the online form linked below to request that mail delivery of your sample ballot booklet be stopped, OR to restart mail delivery again if you previously had it stopped.
Sample Ballot Pamphlet – Opt Out/Opt In Form
Please keep in mind that depending upon when you submit your form, your sample ballot booklet mailing for the upcoming election may already be in process. When selecting your options, (opt out/in) may not take affect until the following scheduled election. Sample ballot booklets are available online 30 days before each election.
The law requires the County election official to confirm a voter’s identity. The online form will require that you provide either your California driver’s license or identification card number, or the last four digits of your social security number. The driver’s license or last portion of the social security number are only required for the online form due to the absence of a signature. Any information provided by the voter will remain confidential by the elections officials.
If I decide to stop receiving my sample ballot booklet by mail, where can I find it online?
Prior to an election, your sample ballot will be available for you to read online on the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Election website. A link will be posted in advance of each election.
I receive my sample ballot booklet by mail now and I don’t want that to change.
No problem. If you are currently receiving your sample ballot booklet by mail and you want to continue, you don’t need to do anything. There’s nothing you need to fill out. Your sample ballot will continue to be sent to you by mail.
The DL/CID or SSN are only required for the online form to confirm your identity due to the absence of the signature.