Polls and Polling Times for San Mateo CA: 7 am to 8 pm
Note: Polling place locations and times are subject to change, please check for the latest polling places at the California elections site: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/
To verify San Mateo's election information, please check Vote411.org where you will also find information on San Mateo Voter Registration, Absentee Ballots, Candidates, Types of Voting Machines, Ballot Measures and more.
You can also check out the widget to find San Mateo, CA's polling places, times and candidates.
Are you ready to make a difference? Voting in your San Mateo, California elections is the opportunity to do just that. From San Mateo school board members to executive level public servants. It is vital that your voice is heard in making decisions about your local government.
We hope that you do exercise your right this year and get out and vote. Every voice counts.
Here are a few fascinating facts about the history of Election Day in the U.S.:
* While the United States allowed women to stand for election in 1788, it wasn't until 132 years later, that women were finally allowed to vote in those elections.
*Tuesday was chosen as Election Day because Sunday was the Sabbath. If it were on a Monday, people might have to travel to their polling place on a Sunday.
*There are a couple of theories as to why November is the month in which we vote. One is that America used to primarily be an agricultural society; coming after harvest time, November was the most convenient month. Another explanation is tied into British history: it was in November, 1605 that Guy Fawkes and his band tried unsuccessfully to blow up Parliament. So by voting in November, we symbolically mark the survival of democracy.
The San Mateo, California Election Guide brings together local election information, polling places, poll locations, poll times from independent public sources like the League of Women Voters; Vote411.org and the Vote Smart project.
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