San Mateo County has adopted a ballot tracking tool that enables voters to track the delivery status of their vote-by-mail ballots, according to Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office.
Voters in San Mateo County can now sign-up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automated notifications about their ballot via email, text (SMS), or voice call. Notifications will occur when a voter’s ballot has been mailed, received by the Election’s office, counted and if and when there are any issues with the ballot. Voters signing up will also receive communications from their County elections office about important election deadlines and polling place changes.
“San Mateo County voters who sign up for ‘Where’s My Ballot?’ can rest assured that their vote-by-mail ballots are accounted for at every stage of delivery,” Padilla said in a statement. “Signing-up takes just a couple of minutes, and voters will enjoy automatic updates on the delivery status of their vote-by-mail ballot for each and every election. As more voters look to cast their ballots by mail during this health pandemic, this tool will provide peace of mind that voting by mail is safe and secure.”
So far, 26 counties in the state have adopted the ballot tracking tool, which was made possible by AB 2218, legislation signed into law in 2018.