Contra Costa County Clerk Steve Weir confirmed that as of this week, 81,291 ballots had been mailed out to residents. That includes some instances where a second ballot was requested due to loss or destruction of the ballot.
Any person who has not yet received a ballot should call the Elections Office at 335-7800 to have a replacement ballot issued. Weir is recommending that voters fill out their ballots and return them as soon as possible. In order to be certain that they are counted on May 5, Weir suggests ballots be in the mail no later than Friday, May 1.
Anyone who misses that May 1 deadline will have one other chance to be certain that their votes are counted, as two drop-off locations will be open throughout the day on May 5. The two drop-offs will be at Creekside Community Church, 1350 Danville Blvd., Alamo and San Ramon Valley Conference Center, 3301 Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon. Ballots will be accepted between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.