Early Voting Gets Underway For June Primary Election

An overwhelming majority of Shasta County voters do their voting by mail, and their ballots should be arriving in their mailboxes within a few days. State law requires that every active registered voter be sent a vote-by-mail ballot, and Registrar of Voters Cathy Darling-Allen says those were placed in the mail by her office Monday. The ballot consists of two cards printed on both sides, with the local candidates on the back of the second card. The Postal Service will not forward ballots to new addresses. Anyone who has moved needs to update their voter registration, which can be done before May 23rd at registertovote.ca.gov. Ballots must be postmarked on or before June 7th and received in the Clerk’s Office before June 14th. Ballots can also be dropped off at an official ballot drop box. 24-hour boxes are at Redding and Anderson City Hall, the Burney Sheriff’s Substation, Shasta Lake Visitor Center, REU off Airport Road, and the Elections Office Downtown at Market and Placer. There are also a number of drop boxes inside grocery stores and other businesses. Those who choose to vote in person June 7th between 7AM and 8PM should bring their ballot and return envelope to their polling place for a hassle-free experience. Many polling places have changed as a result of redistricting.