Election Day is almost here. For most people, voting goes smoothly. But if you find yourself denied at the polls, even after the court’s normal hours, there is a special procedure to use to get relief.
Call or visit the Office of the County Registrar of Voters.
If election laws do not provide an immediate solution, the County Registrar of Voters will help you contact Superior Court officials, so that you may present your request to a judge.
In Sacramento, the Office of the County Registrar of Voters is located at 7000 65th St. Suite A, Sacramento, CA 95823. The phone number is (916) 875-6451 (English), (916) 876-6688 (Spanish), and 1-888-877-5379 (California Relay Service English). The website is http://www.elections.saccounty.net.
To find the telephone number and address of the County Registrar of Voters in other counties, go this page on Secretary of State’s website: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/elections_d.htm.
Before asking the court for immediate help, review rules 3.1200 – 3.1207 of the California Rules of Court. Those rules describe the “ex parte” procedures that will apply. Those rules are available on the California Courts website at: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/cms/rules/index.cfm?title=three.
And don’t forget to vote!