No. Vote-by-mail is just one option. In addition to mailing in your ballot, you can take your voted ballot to a mail ballot drop-box location near you or vote in person at polling locations.

Vote-by-Mail. You will receive a ballot via mail for the November 3 election. Ballots will begin to be mailed on October 5, 2020. A prepaid-postage envelope will be included in which to return your ballot. Be sure to complete all required information on the envelope. Instructions about what color pen to use (blue or black ink is preferred; ballot scanners cannot see red ink), required signature, and dating the return envelope will be included. You can track when your ballot is mailed, received and counted through the Secretary of State’s Where’s My Ballot tracking system. You can sign up to receive notifications about the status of your mail ballot via email, text message, and/or telephone call.

Mail Ballot Drop-Box Locations. Voters can begin submitting completed ballots at drop-box locations [available soon] starting October 6. There will be at least 70 ballot drop-box locations countywide. A map of locations will be posted on the Registrar of Voters website. Voted mail ballots may also be dropped off at the Registrar of Voters office, any early vote site and any polling place.

Polling Places. For voters who want to mark and cast their ballot in person, the County will have 210 polling locations available this election.