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If you live in the Watsonville City Council 2nd District, voting can be added to your list of things to do this weekend since the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections Department and Watsonville City Clerk’s Office will be open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5.
In California, voting begins 29 days before an election. Both the Santa Cruz County Clerk’s Office and Watsonville City Clerk’s Office have been operating as vote centers during regular business hours.
Both locations offer special Saturday and Sunday hours on the weekend prior to the election. Voters may vote from 9am to 5pm this weekend at the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections Department, 701 Ocean Street, 3rd floor in Santa Cruz or at Watsonville City Clerk’s Office, 275 Main Street, top floor, in Watsonville.
For voters who missed the voter registration deadline of November 22, they can still register and vote up to and including election day at the Santa Cruz County Elections Office or the Watsonville City Clerk’s Office. Same Day voter registration is only available in-person at these locations.
Watsonville City Council 2nd District voters who have obtained a vote-by-mail ballot for the December 7 Election may return their ballot to any polling location in the State of California no later than 8pm, Tuesday, December 7. Ballots may also be dropped off at one of two drop boxes in the county available 24/7 up to 8pm Tuesday, December 7. Drop box locations are:
· 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, in front of the County Government Center
· 316 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville public parking lot 14
Postage is paid for voters who are returning their ballot by mail. Ballots postmarked on or before Tuesday, December 7, and received by the elections official by Tuesday, December 14 will be considered received on time. However, voters should be aware that mail delivery is taking anywhere from 3 to 10 days, so voters are encouraged to mail their ballots no later than Thursday, December 2.
Voters may also drop off their voted ballot at either the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections Department or the Watsonville City Clerk’s Office .
For more information, please call the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections Department at 831-454-2060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.votescount.us. The Watsonville City Clerk can be reached at 831-768-3040 or by email at email@example.com