The political climate is intensifying throughout the country as Election Day nears. Candidate races as well as propositions and measures that can affect residents on local and national levels continue to build anticipation for one of the most historic elections in recent memory.
As evidenced by the influx of calls and visitors to the Elections Office, residents are eager to cast their ballot for the Presidential General Election. A record turnout is anticipated, as well as a large increase in voter registration.
As of Oct. 3, San Mateo County has 369,189 registered voters.
“This increase in voter registration is a clear sign of heightened interest in the 2008 race for the president,” San Mateo County Chief Elections Officer Warren Slocum said. “This Presidential General Election showcases two candidates that are very different in their national priorities and their leadership styles. The voters have very distinct choices this year; I believe every voter understands the importance of their voting choices this year, and I expect a strong voter turnout.”
Registered voters can begin casting their votes for the Presidential General Election as early as Oct. 6. by coming to the Elections Office. Like in regular Election Day polling places, voters can choose to vote on the eSlates or on a paper ballot. The Elections Offices are open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., for regular in-person voting from Oct. 6 through 8 p.m. on Nov. 4. Voters from any precinct can vote at these two early voting centers.
Avoid the tsunami on Nov. 4; vote early!