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September 22, 2023

County kicks off in-person voting

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The Santa Cruz County Clerk/Registrar of Voters has opened in-person voting centers throughout Santa Cruz County for the June 7 Primary Election.

Voters may cast ballots at any of the following locations: 

•Watsonville City Clerk’s Office, 275 Main St., fourth floor

•Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos

•Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections, 701 Ocean St., Room 310, Santa Cruz

•Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, 5200 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz

•Scotts Valley Community Center, 360 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley


A number of four-day voting centers will also open on June 4. They include:

•Pajaro Valley Community Trust, 85 Nielson St., Watsonville

•La Selva Beach Clubhouse, 314 Estrella Ave., Watsonville

•Lakeview Middle School, 2350 East Lake Ave., Watsonville

•St. John’s Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos

•New Brighton Middle School, 250 Washburn Ave., New Brighton

•Soquel High School, 401 Soquel San Jose Road, Soquel

•Kaiser Permanente Arena, 140 Front St., Santa Cruz

•Masonic Center, 828 N. Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz

•UCSC Stevenson Event Center, 520 Cowell-Stevenson Road, Santa Cruz

•Scotts Valley High School, 555 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley

•Zayante Fire Department, 7700 East Zayante Road, Felton

•Zayante Fire Department, 7700 East Zayante Road, Felton

Voting locations will be open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm; and Election Day (June 7) 7am-8pm. Locations are subject to change. Check online before you go.

Services at the centers will also include: Obtaining a replacement ballot (the County can void the previously issued ballot when you come in to vote); voting and turning in the ballot mailed to you; using a tablet to vote on an accessible ballot or a ballot in Spanish; and registering and voting on the same day.

All locations will adhere to public safety protocols including wearing masks, disinfecting services, using hand sanitizer, keeping physical distances, and washing hands frequently. They will also provide clear guard protections to separate people.

The following resources are also available to voters throughout the county:

Vote Mobile: Santa Cruz County has a mobile voting trailer that will be used throughout the county.

Drop Boxes: Voters can return their ballot to any of the in-person voting locations or drop it off at one of the 24/7 ballot drop boxes. The County has 17 ballot drop boxes located throughout the county.

No ballots will be accepted after 8pm on Election Day unless there are voters in line or the time for closing of the polls has been extended by court order.

For information, contact the County Clerk/Elections Department at 454-2060 or online at votescount.us.

Staff Report
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