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Vote Today! November 6, 2007

Filed under: Community Information — svref @ 7:00 am

vote.jpgToday, Tuesday, November 6th, 2007, is Election Day. There are no statewide races in California but several cities and districts in Santa Clara County, including Sunnyvale, have items on the ballot today.

One of the most common questions we receive at the Library on Election Day is “Where do I go to vote?”

The easiest way to find out is to look at the back of the sample ballot that you should have received in the mail from the Registrar of Voters. Your polling place is printed there.

You can also look up your polling place using the search tool at the League of Women Voters web site, www.smartvoter.org. This is a non-partisan source for election information. On the right side of the page you can enter your address and look up your polling place as well as view the items from your local ballot. You can also call 408-299-VOTE (8683) or toll-free 866-430-VOTE (8683).

The Registrar of Voters web site, www.sccvote.org, will post election result information after polls close at 8pm.

An increasing number of voters are voting by mail (also known as an absentee ballot). If you received a vote-by-mail ballot but have not mailed it in, you are allowed to submit your ballot to a poll worker at any polling place in the county. To view a list of polling places for this election, click here.

While it is too late to register for today’s election, you may register now for upcoming elections. The Sunnyvale Library always has voter registration cards at the Reference Desk or you can download a registration form from the Registrar of Voters here.  The next scheduled election for our area is the Presidential Primary Election on February 5, 2008.

One final rundown:

Polling Place lookup: www.smartvoter.org
Polling Place lookup by phone: (408) 299-8683 OR (866) 430-8683
Polls Open: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
County Polling Places to drop off vote-by-mail ballots: click here

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