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Solano County ROV informs public of voting options and ballot safety measures for upcoming General Election
September 3, 2020
SOLANO COUNTY – The Solano County Registrar of Voters (ROV) is pleased to announce several voting options are available for voters for the upcoming General Election, including no-contact voting, limited-contact voting, and traditional polling locations; designed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 transmission in the community, all while protecting the integrity of the voting process.
All voters will receive a vote by mail ballot and can vote safely and securely from home, mailing back the completed ballot at their convenience.
Using your vote by mail ballot, voters can return their completed ballot in one of 15 drop-off locations throughout the County, or at any polling place on Election Day.
Traditional Election Day Voting
All voters can vote at a traditionally assigned election day poll place. Over 100 locations are available, all of which will have social distancing and safety precautions in place to limit COVID-19 transmission.
“Voting by mail is safe, secure, and easy.” said Tim Flanagan, Solano County Chief Information Officer and Registrar of Voters. “We have a five-step ballot validation process for every ballot, ensuring only the voter who intended to vote cast the ballot.”
Since early in March, the ROV has been planning to implement a variety of options for voters for a historic election, including increasing the number of Election Day Polling places, and ballot drop off locations in anticipation of a high-turnout election. The ROV also anticipates receiving over 180,000 vote by mail ballots during the 30-day vote by mail period.
Ballots will be mailed to all voters on the last week of September. Ballots can be dropped off at over 15 locations starting October 5. Early Voting starts October 5 from the Registrar of Voter’s Office at: 675 Texas St, Suite 2600, Fairfield, CA 94533. Details on voting options and key election dates are available on the Registrar of Voter’s website: www.SolanoCounty.com/Elections.
For persons interested in serving the election as a poll-worker can apply online at www.SolanoCounty.com/Elections and click the “Poll Workers” icon, or text the word “SOLANO” to 2VOTE (28683 – Message and data rates may apply). You can also register in person at the Registrar of Voters Office at 675 Texas Street, Suite 2600, in Fairfield. For more information, call (707) 784-6675.