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Where to Vote or Drop Off Your Ballot for the March 7, 2023, Special Election

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Warning -- This Election Only Applies to a Small Number of Voters

Please note that the only Sonoma County voters eligible to participate in this election are those that reside in either the Schell-Vista Fire Protection District or the Timber Cove Fire Protection District.

If you're not sure if you reside in one of these districts, you can:

  • Look yourself up using our Voter Registration Lookup tool. After it finds you, scroll down a ways past the "Personal Information" and "Voter Registration Details" sections to the "Districts" section and see if either of the two aforementioned districts are on the list.
  • Call our office at (707) 565-6800.

Introduction

This page provides information about Vote Centers and Official Ballot Drop Boxes that are or will be available for the March 7, 2023, Special Election.

This election -- like all elections in Sonoma County moving forward -- is taking place under the Voter's Choice Act election model. If you are an active, registered voter in either the Schell-Vista Fire Protection District or the Timber Cove Fire Protection District, you will automatically receive a ballot in the mail approximately three to four weeks before Election Day -- regardless of whether you have previously signed up to be a Vote-by-Mail voter or not.

You then have two main ways to vote.

If none of these options works for you, call us at (707) 565-6800 or email us at rov-info@sonoma-county.org to find out about alternate voting options.

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Where to Return Your Vote-by-Mail Ballot

  • Drop it in the mail

    In order to count, it must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, March 7 (Election Day), and received in our office by Tuesday, March 14.

  • Deposit it at any Official Ballot Drop Box

    There are four Official Ballot Drop Boxes available throughout the County for this election. Ballots must be deposited no later than 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 7 (Election Day). See below for locations/hours. They are listed in alphabetical order by city/place. 

    Click here or on the icon below to view these locations on an interactive map.

    Timber Cove Fire Department Drop Box
    30800 Seaview Rd, Cazadero
    •  February 7 to March 6, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    •  March 7 (Election Day), 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office Drop Box
    435 Fiscal Dr, Santa Rosa
    •  February 7 to March 6, 24/7
    •  March 7 (Election Day) until 8 p.m.

    Schell-Vista Fire Station Drop Box
    22950 Broadway Ave, Sonoma
    •  February 7 to March 6, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    •  March 7 (Election Day), 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Sonoma Valley Regional Library Drop Box
    755 W Napa St, Sonoma
    •  February 7 to March 6, 24/7
    •  March 7 (Election Day) until 8 p.m.

  • Take it to any Vote Center

    See below.

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Where to Vote in Person

Vote Centers are similar to old-fashioned polling places but offer greater flexibility and convenience.

  • Registered voters in Sonoma County can cast a regular ballot at whichever Vote Center is most convenient for them; they do not have to go to a preassigned location. For example, in this election, a voter registered in the Timber Cove Fire Protection District could still vote the correct ballot at the Schell-Vista Fire Station.
  • Services provided at Vote Centers:
    • Conditional (i.e., “same day”) voter registration
    • Address changes/updates
    • Accessible ballot marking devices for voters with disabilities or anyone who wants to use them
    • Telephone interpreter services for most languages
    • Translated facsimile ballots in Khmer, Tagalog, and Vietnamese (official ballots already include both English and Spanish)
  • In the March 7, 2023, Special Election, there will be three Vote Centers open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 7 (Election Day) only. They are listed in alphabetical order by city/place. 

    Click here or on the map icon below to view these locations on an interactive map.

    Timber Cove Fire Department
    30800 Seaview Rd, Cazadero
    •  March 7 (Election Day), 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters Office
    435 Fiscal Dr, Santa Rosa
    •  March 7 (Election Day), 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Schell-Vista Fire Station
    22950 Broadway Ave, Sonoma
    •  March 7 (Election Day), 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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