The new envelope sent out in Kern County is simple and it even came with a "I voted" sticker. Unfortunately, the instructions are from the old envelope. Please see the red text bellow on how to correctly fill out your envelope correctly.
Track Ballot- Where is it? Did it count?
Tracking your vote-by-mail ballot—when it is mailed, received, and counted—has never been easier. The California Secretary of State is now offering Where’s My Ballot?—a new way for voters to track and receive notiﬁcations on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot. Powered by BallotTrax, Where’s My Ballot? lets voters know where their ballot is, and its status, every step of the way. Sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notiﬁcations about your ballot. Where'sMyBallot? is available in every county.
Ballot Drop Off Locations
Voted ballots can be mailed back (no postage necessary) or dropped off in person at the election office, a poll site, satellite election office, or curbside drop off event. You can drop off ballot Monday through Friday 8am- 5pm at: Kern Elections office at 1115 Truxtun Avenue 1st Floor. Or every Saturday starting on October 17th until the election there will be collection centers through out the county.
Have a Voting Plan
You can compare candidates and create a voting plan at the website: https://votersedge.org/ca All you do is put in your address and it shows options and information about everything on your ballot.
Rural Voter Help Events
If you live in a rural area you can drop off your ballot or get assistance completing it at one of these satellite election office events.
What do you do if you are worried your signature changed since you registered to vote so long ago?
I have had several people message me on social media because they have never voted by mail but only every gone to polling locations. If you send your ballot by mail for the first time then there is a chance your signature has changed not to worry, our county Elections Office has a form for that (that being updating your signature). CLICK HERE FOR FORM