Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: When are ballots mailed out?

A1: October 7, 2024.

Q2: When are the drop boxes opened and how often are ballots picked up?

A2: October 8, 2024. Ballots shall be retrieved from drop boxes in teams of two at times determined by the elections official, but shall be subject to the following:

  • Ballots shall be retrieved from drop boxes at least every 96 hours, excluding Saturdays and Sundays, between the 29th day before the election and the 10th day before an election.
  • Ballots shall be retrieved from drop boxes every 48 hours, excluding Saturdays and Sundays, hours after the 10th day prior to an election through the closing of the polls on Election Day.

Current Schedule (subject to change):

Friday, October 11, 2024
Thursday, October 17, 2024
Wednesday, October 23, 2024
Monday, October 28, 2024
Wednesday, October 30, 2024
Friday, November 1, 2024
Monday, November 4, 2024
Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Q3: Where are drop boxes located in Mono County?

A3: Look up drop box locations in Mono County HERE.

Note: Ballots can be dropped off in any drop box in the State of California by 8:00 PM on Election Day.

Q4: I never received my ballot / I lost my ballot. Can you issue me a new one?  A4: Yes! You can call our office or email us to request a replacement ballot. You can also complete and return a Replacement Vote-by-Mail Ballot Application to our office in person, by mail, email, or fax. 
Q5: When is the last day you can mail me a new ballot? A5: The last day we can mail you a new ballot is October 29. After that date, you will need to come to our office in Bridgeport or go to your polling place on Election Day to be issued a new ballot. 
Q6: Can you email me a ballot? A6: Yes! We can email you a ballot up until Election Day. A Remote Accessible Vote-By-Mail (RAVBMBallot is emailed to you to download, mark selections, print, fill out and sign, and mail back to our office to be counted.
Q7: Can I track my ballot? A7: Yes! The California Secretary of State is now offering Where’s My Ballot? — a way for voters to track and receive notifications on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot. 
Q8: Where can I vote in person on Election Day? A8: Look up your polling place HERE.
Q9: When will results be available? A9: Initial results will be available after 8:00 PM on Election Day and posted on the Election Results page. These semi-official results will include early Vote-by-Mail ballots received. Results will be updated as polling place ballots are delivered to our office throughout the evening. Results will continue to be updated daily as Vote-by-Mail ballots are received and processed.
  • Polling place and early Vote-by-Mail ballots are counted on Election Night.
  • Provisional ballots are processed after Election Day and will be counted after elections officials have confirmed the person's eligibility.
  • Ballots postmarked on or before Election Day can be received and counted until November 12, 2024.
  • Ballots received by other counties must be forwarded to Mono County no later than eight days after receipt and will be counted provided they were received by the other county on or before Election Day. 
  • Ballots with Mismatched Signature or Missing Signature can be "cured". Signature Verification Statements must be received by the Mono County Elections office no later than 5 p.m. two (2) days prior to certification of the election, November 20, 2024.
  • The Registrar of Voters will certify election results on November 22, 2024. 

Additional Resources:
California Secretary of State Frequently Asked Questions
California Secretary of State Rumor Control