Vote-By-Mail and Early Voting Has Begun

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The period for Vote-By-Mail and early voting with eSlate for the Long Beach Primary Nominating Election on April 8, 2014 began on March 10, 2014.

The City Clerk Department has mailed Vote-By-Mail (VBM) ballots to over 90,000 permanent VBM voters and over 1,300 declared VBM precinct voters. All VBM mailings will consist of an official ballot and a postage paid return envelope for the return of the ballot to the City Clerk Department. Voted VBM ballots must be received by 8:00 P.M. on Election Day, April 8, 2014. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE COUNTED.

Registered voters can request a VBM ballot between now and April 1, 2014, by applying online, by calling the City Clerk Department at (562) 570-VBML (8265), or through the Vote Long Beach 2014 App. The City Clerk Department will respond to a VBM application request within 24 hours.

Early voting with eSlate is another option available to all voters. With eSlate, voters can cast their vote privately, independently, and before Election Day. It includes audio capabilities for the visually impaired, Buddy Buttons for individuals with mobility impairments, and can connect to sip-and-puff devices. Early voting is available in the City Clerk Department, Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., until April 1, 2014.

The last day to register to vote for the Long Beach Primary Nominating Election is Monday, March 24, 2014. To register to vote, visit the California Secretary of State website, or pick up a Voter Registration Application in the City Clerk Department or any other public government agency. Sample Ballot Booklets have been mailed out to all registered voters. Copies of the Sample Ballot Booklets are available in the City Clerk Department, online at, and through the Vote Long Beach 2014 App.

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