California Vote-By-Mail Ballot Application

FRESNO, California

This year, the Fresno County Clerk's Office is asking voters to consider mailing in ballots instead of showing up in person to vote.

400-thousand voter pamphlets and sample ballots were sent out Monday along with 130-thousand absentee ballots.

Clerk Victor Salazar says layoffs, furloughs and a tough economy means there are fewer people to work on Election Day.

Salazar warns that could mean longer lines and waits June 8th. "There's going to be fewer polling places. There's going to be 600 less poll workers. We hope the voting public will take advantage of the opportunity to vote in a more convenient manner."

You can request a vote-by-mail ballot by either using the application printed on the back of the sample ballot booklet mailed by election officials. Or you can get an application online.

The last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot is June 1st.

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