ATASCADERO — In prior elections,voters who missed the 15-day close of registration deadline were not qualified to vote in an upcoming election. Today, new legislation allows voters who missed the May 21 deadline to complete a Conditional Voter Registration (or Same Day Registration) process and cast their ballots at the County Elections Office up to and including Election Day. All votes will be e counted after the elections official verifies the voter’s registration and confirms the voter has not yet voted elsewhere in the current election.
The 2018 election cycle is the first time the new law is in effect for a statewide election. While voters who register late will not be able to vote at their traditional polling place, they will not lose their opportunity to cast their ballot.
Office locations and regular business hours for San Luis Obispo, County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street D-120 is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended Office Hours for this Saturday, June 2 will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Regular hours at the Atascadero, North County Service Center which is located at the Atascadero Library on the 2nd Floor of 6565 Capistrano Ave. will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If anyone has questions concerning the election or their vote-by-mail ballot, contact the County Clerk-Recorder, Elections Division at (805) 781-5228.