Merced County Times Newspaper
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Time To Return Election Ballots!

The Merced County Registrar of Voters, Mel Levey, is encouraging all voters in the region to get their ballots back to the Merced County Elections Department.

Ballots were mailed to all registered voters earlier this month. If you would like to request a replacement ballot, please email: [email protected] or call (209) 385-7541.

Registered voters who prefer to vote in person may do so at one of the 14 Vote Center locations throughout Merced County. You can find a list of the centers online at: Click on the Registrar of Voters link, and then find the “Voter Center & Drop-off” tab. Three Vote Centers are already open and the remaining 11 will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 2. All Vote Centers will remain open until 8 p.m. on March 5.

Vote by Mail ballots can be mailed back to the Merced County Elections Department in their return envelope and must be postmarked by March 5.

“We administer elections in Merced County that are free, fair, and transparent,” Levey told Times. “Elections are foundational to our nation. Your vote matters and it counts. If you don’t believe in the process, then ask me about it.”

Vote by Mail ballots are already being processed and tabulated at the Merced County Election’s Central Count Facility located at 250 E. 15th Street in Merced


Election Night Reporting

Results from processed Vote by Mail ballots will be released on March 5 shortly after 8 p.m. on the website: Subsequent result updates will be released according to the Elections Code. The official canvass process for the Primary Election will begin on March 7, and will continue until completed.

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