Ventura County voters will choose from a crowded field of candidates on the June ballot with redrawn districts and few incumbents vying for key seats. Ballots include dozens of local, state and federal races and two contentious referendums that would tighten the county’s environmental oversight of oil drilling.
Here’s the latest election news:
Early voting begins in Ventura
Early in-person voting has begun but only at the Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave. in Ventura. On May 28, voting centers will open throughout the county.
As of Thursday, the number of registered voters topped 506,000. All should automatically receive vote-by-mail ballots, which the county started sending out Monday.
If you are registered but haven’t seen your ballot in the mail in the next week, call the elections division at 805-654-2664. You can register or check your registration status here.
How do I register to vote?
Register online at https://registertovote.ca.gov by May 23.
Registration forms are available at many public libraries and the elections division at the Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., in Ventura. To have a form mailed to you, call the elections division at 805-654-2664.
Californians can register through Election Day, but starting May 24 it must be done in person.
When will I receive my ballot?
The county started mailing ballots to registered voters on May 9. Early in-person voting also started May 9 at the county elections division in Ventura.
How do I know my ballot will head to the right address?
How can I turn in my ballot?
How can I vote in person?
Ten sites — one for every 50,000 voters — will open May 28. On June 4, the number of sites will expand to 51 — one per 10,000 voters. Voting centers are listed here.
Can I track my ballot?
Voters can track their ballot at this site to see when it is mailed, received and counted.
How can I make sure my ballot gets counted?
Sending in a ballot too late is one of the most common reasons it won’t get counted. Ballots must be postmarked no later than June 7, Election Day.
Another common problem: no signature or the signature doesn’t match the one on file. In both cases, voters will be sent a signature verification statement to correct the issue.
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Cheri Carlson covers the environment for the Ventura County Star. Reach her at email@example.com or 805-437-0260.
This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: Ventura County 2022 primary election: Voting, ballot deadlines