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El Dorado presidential primary sample ballots in the mail

All El Dorado County registered voters should start checking their mailboxes for the Feb. 5, 2008 Presidential Primary Election Sample Ballot pamphlet.

Sample ballot pamphlets were sent out last week.

The sample ballot pamphlet will provide voters with important information about items to be voted on for this election. Also, your polling place location is listed on the back cover of your sample ballot pamphlet.

As of tomorrow, the law changes the “Absentee Ballot” name to “Vote by Mail” ballot. You will no longer see references to “Absentee Ballots” after tomorrow.

For voters who are not permanent vote by mail voters and voters that do not reside in a mail ballot precinct, the back cover of the sample ballot pamphlet can be used as a vote by mail ballot application. Simply sign the form, tear on the perforated line and drop it in the mail. You will automatically receive your ballot in the mail.

Vote by Mail ballots will begin mailing on Jan. 7, and will include a Voter Information Pamphlet. When you receive your ballot in the mail for the February election, you will notice the mailing return envelopes have changed. There is an additional third envelope to secure the privacy of your ballot in the return mail. Please take the time to read the instructions carefully and be sure to sign your voter identification envelope.

If you have any questions, please call (530) 621-7480.

You can use the vote by mail ballot request form on your sample ballot pamphlet should you want to vote by mail. To ensure sufficient processing time, the last day by law that the Elections Division may mail a voter-requested vote by mail ballot is Jan. 29. You may pick up a vote by mail ballot in our office from Jan. 7 until Election Day, Feb. 5. The Elections Department is located at 2850 Fairlane Court, Placerville, Calif., in the bottom level of the building.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Election Day hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The South Lake Tahoe Branch office is located at 3368 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite 108. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Call (530) 573-3409.

If you do not receive your sample ballot pamphlet by Jan. 9 or if you misplace your sample ballot pamphlet, please contact the El Dorado County Elections Department at (530) 621-7480.

Visit the County Web site at http://www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/elections/index.html

E-mail: elections@co.el-dorado.ca.us

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