Election and Voter Information

 

 

General Information

 

California Secretary of State

 

 

 

Solano County Voter Registration Office and Contact

 

Registrar of Voters

Contact: Ira Rosenthal

Phone: (707) 784-6675 or (888) 933-VOTE (8683)

Email: elections@solanocounty.com

Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Address: 675 Texas St. Suite 2600, Fairfield CA 94533

Website: Solano County Registrar of Voters

(Note: For online registrations, go to the California of Secretary of State’s online form)

 

 

Voters with Disabilities

 

 

 

Telephone Assistance

 

 

 

California Election Deadlines

 

  • California Secretary of State website.

    • Includes: Election Date; Deadline to register to vote; Deadline to request a ballot to vote by mail; deadline for ballots including Vote-by-Mail Ballots

  • Also available on the Voter Information Guide page on the left side bar under “Dates to Remember”

 

Voting in Solano County

 

New Voters

 

  • Best place to start is the California Secretary of State New Voters page
    Use the links on the left to guide you.

  • Figuring out the party that suites you best

    • - Option 1: Political party statements of purpose on the California General Election site
       

    • - Option 2: Search online for the party of your choice with the term “platform” 
        (examples:  “Republican Party Platform” or “Democratic Party Platform”)
        The party platform will list or explain the values of the party

     

 

 

Checking to see if you are already registered

 

  • Voter Registration Status Lookup

    • - It will ask for your house #, birthday, and zip code. After pressing submit it will respond immediately

    • - If you are not registered it will tell you: **You are not registered in Solano County**

    • - If you are registered it will tell you:  You are registered in Solano County as a [political preference is said here] Voter

     

 

 

If you are registered and need to modify address, your name or change political party preference

 

Fill out the a paper or online registration form

(See section Getting Registered, Re-registered or Modifying Registration)

 

 

Getting Registered, Re-registered or Modifying Registration

 

Places to find voter registration application

  • The Registrar of Voters Office located at 675 Texas Street, Suite 2600 Fairfield, California 94533.

  • All offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles,

  • City clerks offices

  • Public libraries

  • Post offices

  • Persons may also call the Registrar of Voters at (707)-784-6675, (888)-933-VOTE (8683) or the Secretary of  State at 1-(800)-345-VOTE and a registration form will be mailed to you.

 

 

Where to drop-off paper registration form

Solano County Registrar of Voters
675 Texas St. Suite 2600
Fairfield CA 94533

 

 

Registering online

 

  1. 1. Go to the Online Voter Registration page

  2. 2. Read all the information on the page before proceeding to the online form

 

 

Assistance filling out the registration form

 

 

 

Last day to register- Places to find the information

 

 

Applying to vote by mail

 

  • On the voter registration card the vote-by-mail option is question 15

  • If you are already registered complete the Vote-by-Mail online form.

 

 

 

Voting

 

Filling out the Ballot

How to mark your Vote-by-Mail Ballot

 

Vote-by-Mail Status

Check to see if your ballot has been received using the Vote-by-Mail Ballot Status Lookup form

 

Find your polling place

You can call the automated system at 707-784-6675

Your polling place name and address are located on the front of your sample ballot.

Deciding Who or What to Vote On

 

Finding your district

 

1. Follow directions and fill out the following form.

   2. The form will immediately post back to you a list of every district that applies to your city and
        address.

 

 

Finding your representatives

 

1. Go the Secretary of State’s Who are my Representatives page.

2. Choose which representative you want to find out.

3. Follow the guides or forms.

 

 

Researching and Deciding on Candidates

 

Where to watch debates you missed

C-Span Online - Find the series of videos for the current campaign

 

Advice from The League of Women Voters

 

Candidate Websites

1. Do a google search for the name of the candidate.

2. Look for an official website with their name.

 

 

Researching Propositions

 

Begin with the California Voter Guide Propositions page

  • Click to choose a proposition – you will first be presented with a general overview and what it means to vote yes or no

  • Look on the left side bar to find links to more indebt information on that proposition including: analysis, arguments and rebuttals, and the text of the proposed law

 

Ballotpedia

1. Use the menu to start.

2. Look up ballot measures by federal, state, local, or election

3. Look through the various menu bars to choose the upcoming election date if available then narrow down to state than local.

 

 

Other Helpful Resources

 

SmartVoter.org

  • “In the Find your Own Election” box enter your street address, zip code, and pick the election date.

  • There will be Covers all the candidates, initiatives, and issues applicable to your area.

 

FactCheck.org – Allows you to check whether claims in arguments are true or false

  • Use the Party Lines page to find out the misleading talking points used by each party

  • Use the Players Guide page to see who is trying to use influence over the election

Updated: 9/16/2014

 

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