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BALLOTS FOR THE NOVEMBER 3, 2020 ELECTION WERE MAILED THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER - WATCH FOR YOURS AND CALL IF YOU HAVEN'T RECEIVED IT BY OCTOBER 17, 2020.
Please don't wait until Election Day, November 3, 2020 to notify us that you didn't receive a ballot. We need time to send you a replacement.
NOTICE OF ELECTION
November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election
Verify your Voter Registration if you have moved, changed your name or political party, check out your status to make sure you receive your Vote by Mail ballot for the election. Check my Status
This is what your Official Ballot looks like:
Plumas County Votes by Mail
If you have moved, changed your mailing address by adding or closing a post office box, and you haven’t completed a new Voter Registration Form notifying us, you may not receive a voter information guide and a ballot for upcoming elections. Completing a change of address card at the Post Office DOES NOT update your voter registration. A new Voter Registration Form is required when you have changes.
Plumas County votes entirely by mail. You should receive your ballot by October 17. If you have not received it, call our office at 530-283-6256. Please don't wait until Election Day, November 3, 2020 to call, we need time to mail you a replacement ballot.
The two most important things to remember when you receive it:
1. Open it, vote the ballot, complete and sign the blue Return ID envelope, place the ballot inside and seal it.
2. Mail it as soon as possible. Ballots received too late cannot be counted. Ballots must be postmarked by 11/3/2020, but waiting until Election Day can cause delays in results. Don't chance it - vote it - mail it!
If you want to track your ballot, you can sign up at "Where's My Ballot?". The California Secretary of State provides the updated information:
Or, you can call our office and ask if your ballot has been received and processed: 530-283-6256 or 1-844-676-VOTE toll free.
VOTER INFORMATION GUIDES - STATE AND COUNTY
You will receive two Voter Information Guides in the mail.
UNSIGNED BALLOT RETURN ID ENVELOPE STATEMENT
If you received notice that you did not sign your returned Vote-By-Mail ballot envelope, you may complete and return an Unsigned Ballot Statement Form to ensure your ballot is counted. The return options are provided on the form. UNSIGNED BALLOT ID ENVELOPE FORM If you forgot to sign your Ballot Return ID Envelope, you can use this form.
BALLOT ENVELOPE SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FORM
If you received notice that the signature provided on your Vote-By-Mail ballot does not match the signature on file in your voter record, you may complete and return a Signature Verification Form to ensure your ballot is counted. The return options are provided on the form. All signatures are verified with your voter registration card and your driver's license signature. BALLOT ID ENVELOPE SIGNATURE VERIFICATION FORM
Elections Division - 530-283-6256 or 1-844-676-VOTE
Accessible Vote-by-Mail System: Voters can access the Voter Information Guide, mark and download their ballot information from the convenience of their own home and return it by mail.
Additional information for Voters with disabilities. Voters voting at the Elections Department that are unable to mark a ballot may bring up to two individuals to assist them in voting. Voters with special needs may also listen to the ballot and vote at the Elections Department. Please call ahead to provide for social distancing and allow an hour to hear the ballot. Call with any questions you may have. 844-676-VOTE. The Courthouse is fully accessible.
There are six Political Parties in California. Would you like to know more about each one of them?
Visit Political Party Information to learn information about each party.
Republican | Democratic | American Independent | Libertarian | Green | Peace & Freedom
How to contact your elected representatives: Who are my representatives?
Plumas County Political Party Voter Registration Numbers
PLUMAS COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER, ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT
Updated October 15, 2020
GUIDE TO INTERACTING SAFELY WITH THE DEPARTMENT:
In an effort to limit personal contact with staff and other customers, we ask that you follow these guidelines when visiting our office for services:
MASKS ARE NOT OPTIONAL, BUT NECESSARY TO ENTER THE OFFICE FOR SERVICES
Limit of 6 customers at a time. This includes requests for vital statistic records such as birth, death and marriage certificates; obtaining a marriage license; official document recording or research and election services.
VITAL RECORDS: If you were born, married or have a death in Plumas County, we have your official record here. If not, you must obtain a certified copy from the county where the event occurred. There is a fast, easy way to obtain your certificate on the Clerk-Recorder Forms and Resources page. If you must come into the office, you will need to fill out the request form located at the office door of room 102 first, then come into the office to purchase it.
MARRIAGE LICENSE: You will have to call for an appointment 530-283-6218. You will then complete the online application located on the Clerk-Recorder page at marriage license application prior to your visit, print it and bring it in with you. Both parties will need to appear together to sign in person. Marriage licenses are valid for 90 days.
DOCUMENT RECORDING: We ask that you mail your documents in for recording with the proper recording fee (fee schedule listed on our webpage), along with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope. Document recording will be limited based on the number of customers present at the time.
RESEARCH: Research using the public computer index is from 11:00 - 2:00 daily. An index of those performing research will be kept for 30 days that contains a names and phone number of the researcher for contact tracing purposes. Multiple copy requests will be handled within 10 days.
VOTING SERVICES: Voting services will be handled at the counter for two customers at a time. Please call with any questions for ballot replacement or address correction 530-283-6256.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENTS: Complete the Fictitious Business Name Statement Form on the Clerk-Recorder page and mail it in to 520 Main Street, Room 102, Quincy, CA 95971 along with the proper fee (listed on the form). After filing, we will return a certified copy for your bank, one for publication and one for your records. If you have questions, call us at 530-283-6218.
NOTARY, LEGAL DOCUMENT ASSISTANT, PROCESS SERVER AND UNLAWFUL DETAINER ASSISTANT: By appointment only 530-283-6218.
If you have specific questions pertaining to Elections, Vote by Mail ballots or Registering to Vote, please contact us at: 530-283-6256 or 1-844-676-VOTE, toll free
Plumas County Elections Division
520 Main Street Room 102, Courthouse
Quincy CA 95971
Monday though Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays and Wednesdays 11:00-12:00)
The Plumas County Clerk-Recorder;
- Promotes public confidence by providing the very highest level of courteous efficient service.
- Achieves open communication through teamwork and the spirit of goodwill.
- Provides ethical performance while maintaining and preserving the public's records in a secure and easily accessible environment.
- Ensures integrity in the administration of fair and impartial elections.