Today is Election Day and it is not too late to make your voice heard in your local community. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. today. Even those who chose to vote by mail and have not sent their ballots off, vote-by-mail ballots may be dropped off at a polling location.
If you are a registered voter in the City of Turlock, you have received your sample ballot with information regarding candidates to vote on.
Specific to Turlock, ballots will include those candidates running for Director, Division 1, of Turlock Irrigation District.
Residents will have the opportunity to choose a new Director for Turlock Irrigation district. Michael Frantz and Tracy Sunde are the two vying for this position. For more information on candidates, visit http://stanvote.com/pdf/candidate-list.pdf.
Due to the lack of candidates running for the Board of Directors in the Turlock Unified School District, the information for candidates will not be included on the ballot.
Those voters who are registered to vote at the polls can view their polling location here, if you are unsure or need a simple reminder.
Ballots that are vote-by-mail or absentee must be received by the Stanislaus County Elections Office before polls close at 8 p.m. on Nov. 3. Any ballots received past the 8 p.m. deadline will not be counted.
If voting by mail, make sure your ballot has been sent out prior to Nov. 3 in order to be received by the elections office, as your ballot will not be counted at this point if mailed in.
Mail-in ballots may also be returned to polling places in Stanislaus County or to the Stanislaus County Election Office, located at 1021 I St., Suite 101 in Modesto.
If you are unable to return your ballot yourself, an authorized relative or person living in your household may return the ballot.
For more information, such as how to check your voter registration, find your polling place, or confirm that your vote-by-mail ballot was received, go to http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections or visit http://stanvote.com/. You may call the statewide toll-free voter hotline at 1-800-345-8683 or call the Stanislaus County Elections Office at 209-525-5200.