Important Dates for Upcoming Special Election

Tulare County Registrar of Voters, Rita A. Woodard, is reminding all Tulare County residents that a Special General Election for State Senate District 16 will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

• The last day to register to vote for this election is Monday, July 8, 2013.

• Voter registration cards are available at locations throughout Tulare County.  To obtain a mail-in registration card, please call (559) 624-7300 or 1-800-345-VOTE, a free hotline.  If you prefer, you can also register online at: www.sos.ca.gov.

• Vote by Mail ballots will become available beginning Monday, June 24, 2013.

• Tuesday, July 16, 2013 is the last day the Registrar of Voters Office may receive Vote by Mail ballot requests through the mail.  Otherwise, after July 16, 2013, voters are free to come to the Elections Office located at Government Plaza, 5951 S Mooney Blvd., Visalia, to request a Vote by Mail ballot in person.

• Tulare County residents that will be sworn in as a United States Citizen by a federal judge after Monday, July 8, 2013 but no later than Tuesday, July 16, 2013, may register and vote at the Tulare County Registrar of Voters Office. You will be required to show your Naturalization Certificate at the time you register.