Elections Office Now Processing and Accepting Vote-by-Mail Ballots; A Record Number of Ballots Have Already Been Returned

October 22, 2020

The Yolo County Elections Office completed a successful logic and accuracy testing of the voting equipment on Monday, October 19, 2020 and have now begun to process and accept Vote-by-Mail ballots.

On Monday, October 5, 2020, 115,260 active registered voters in Yolo County were mailed a Vote-by-Mail ballot and thus far over 33% have filled out their ballots and returned them. “Yolo County voters are voting early and we are seeing a record number of returned ballots with just under two weeks until Election Day,” says Jesse Salinas, Yolo County Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters.

As of Thursday, October 22, 2020, 38,715 Vote-by-Mail ballots have been returned – 20,906 have been returned by mail and 17,809 have been deposited in one of the 12 available Ballot Drop Boxes throughout the county.

We have started processing and approving received ballots. The Elections Office has begun the initial processing of all 38,715 received ballots, 11,253 ballots thus far have been processed and signature checked approved. The remainder of received ballots are pending signature check approval by staff.

For those voters that are signed up for ballot tracking and have returned their Vote-by-Mail ballot, you will receive the next notification in the coming days as signature checks are completed. Staff will be working this weekend to continue processing Vote-by-Mail ballots as they arrive. If the public has any question regarding these processes, please contact our office at (530) 666-8133 or [email protected].

We encourage Yolo County residents to connect with Yolo County ACE – Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections on Facebook: @YoloACE, Instagram: @YoloCoACE, and Twitter: @YoloCoACE to receive the most up to date information about the upcoming election and live election night results.