Vote by Mail

Inquire about the availability of documents in alternate formats.​​

In 2016, the State of California passed Senate Bill 450, allowing select counties to conduct elections by Vote by Mail ballot while also providing full-service Vote Centers throughout the county. On June 6, 2017, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved this new voting model which will provide the most voting options for Sacramento County voters.

All voters will be mailed a ballot in the mail. Vote by Mail voting provides a means for all qualified voters to participate in elections even though they may not be able to vote in person on Election Day. The links below provide information for voters wishing to Vote by Mail for the upcoming election and special instructions for military voters, and citizens residing outside the U.S.

All Voters Mailed a Vote by Mail Ballot  ​​​​​​​

​​Every voter in Sacramento County will be mailed a Vote by Mail ballot for each election they are qualified to vote in. Voting in person is also available to registered voters of Sacramento County at the Voter Registration and Elections Office beginning 29 days before ea​​ch election or at a Vote Center beginning 10 days before and through Election Day.  Voting in Person before Election Day.​

Military Voters and Citizens Outside the U.S. ​

Members of the armed forces and citizens living outside the US, may Vote by Mail in any federal, state, or local election. Special
Instruc​​​tions for Military Voters and Citizens Outside the U.S.

Contact the Vote by Mail Division​

Phone: (916) 875-6155
Fax: (916) 854-9796
Military and Overseas Email:​​​