To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the governor of California signed an executive order declaring the Nov. 3 Presidential General Election all mail with limited in-person voting. Shortly after that, two bills were passed: AB 860, declaring an all-mail format for this election, and SB 423, declaring that in-person voting be made available on a limited basis.
By Oct. 5, all registered active voters should have received a ballot in the mail. Ballots can be returned by mail in the postage-paid envelope provided, or they can be dropped in one of the ballot drop boxes throughout the county where ballots will be collected by Registrar of Voters staff.
In-person satellite offices will be available throughout the county from Oct. 31 through Election Day, Nov. 3, for voters to receive a replacement vote by mail ballot, use an accessible device to assist the voter or receive language assistance.
Here are a number of options for voters in Oakdale to return their ballots when completed.
Indoor Ballot Drop Box Location
Oakdale City Hall, 280 N. Third Ave.; Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24-Hour Outdoor Ballot Drop Box Location
Burchell Nursery, 12000 Highway 120
Curbside Drop-Off Location
Stanislaus Culinary Arts Institute, 1040 Wakefield Drive; Monday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Meanwhile, Satellite Office Locations provide a convenient location for voters to get a replacement ballot if yours is missing, damaged or you made a mistake; securely drop off your voted ballot; update your registration prior to voting; register to vote and vote conditionally for this election; and get accessibility or language assistance.
Local Satellite Office locations in Oakdale, dates and times are: Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave; Stanislaus Culinary Arts Institute, 1040 Wakefield Drive, Saturday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.