19. What is an official ballot deposit location?
Official ballot deposit locations are places where voters will find a ballot deposit box to return completed ballots without postage required and without depending on the Postal Service.
These sites will be distributed throughout the county for convenient access by all types of voters—urban, rural, students, in cars, on foot. Some will be inside and available during business hours (e.g., public libraries, clerk’s office) and others will be outside and accessible 24/7 from the time ballots are mailed out until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.
Ballot deposit boxes will be secure, and they will be emptied according to a schedule and rules managed by the county clerk. Ballots will be moved directly from the boxes to the clerk’s office according to security procedures specified in the law and approved by the Secretary of State.