New Ballot Drop Box

New 24/7 Ballot Drop Boxes Installed in each City

More than half of Santa Cruz County voters now vote-by-mail, and the Santa Cruz County Clerk has made it even easier to return voted ballots with the installation of four new ballot drop boxes located in each of the four cities.

“Being able to drive up and drop off your voted ballot 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without postage, will make the voting experience easier for many of our voters,” County Clerk Gail Pellerin said.

The County Clerk will continue to provide the ballot drop box in front of the County Government Center at 701 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Starting with this election, there will be 4 new ballot drop box locations:BALLOTBOX

·        212 Church Street, Santa Cruz, public parking lot

·        1 Civic Center Drive, Scotts Valley City Hall parking lot

·        420 Capitola Avenue, Capitola City Hall parking lot

·        316 Rodriguez Street, Watsonville public parking lot 14

The ballot drop boxes will remain open until 8pm Tuesday, June 7.

Voters returning their ballot by mail must affix first class postage. The County Clerk encourages voters who are mailing their ballot to do so no later than Wednesday, June 1.  Ballots postmarked on or before Tuesday, June 7, and received by the elections official by Friday, June 10 will be considered received on time. However, voters should be aware that mail delivery is taking anywhere from 2 to 9 days, so voters are encouraged to mail their ballots no later than Wednesday, June 1.

Santa Cruz County voters may also drop off their voted ballot at any Santa Cruz County polling place on Tuesday, June 7, from 7am to 8pm. There will be 94 polling place locations on Election Day. A list is posted online at or you can call 831-454-2060 to locate one near you.

People who currently reside in Santa Cruz County but maintain a voting residence in another county are reminded that the law requires them to return their ballot to their county of residence.

As of today, more than 85,800 vote-by-mail ballots have been issued to voters in the June 7 Election, and just over 18,000 have been returned.

For more information, please call the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections Department at 831-454-2060 or email, or visit our website at

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