Important Election Information
On November 8, 2016, Lakeport residents will have an opportunity to cast ballots for President, Congress, the State Legislature, and at least 17 separate statewide and countywide ballot measures. Lakeport residents will also have an opportunity to vote for Three City Councilmembers, along with Measure Z, the Lakeport Public Safety/Essential City Services Measure. Measure Z is the only local measure on the ballot this year. The November 8th, 2016 ballot is one of the longest ballots in recent history. Lakeport’s local measures will be placed at the end of the ballot, so please be sure to read all the way through to vote on Lakeport’s local measure and candidates.
If you are not yet registered to vote in Lakeport and wish to do so, you may do so on or before October 24th, 2016. If you are not registered to vote in Lakeport after October 24th, 2016, you may not participate in the November election. You may register to vote online, quickly and securely, at: registertovote.ca.gov. You may also request a voter registration form to be mailed to you by calling the Registrar of Voter’s office at 707-263-2372. Finally, you may pick up a voter registration form at Lakeport City Hall at 225 Park Street during normal business hours, Monday-Thursday.
Starting the week of October 10th, Lakeport vote-by-mail and absentee voters will begin to receive their vote-by-mail ballots. If you are a vote-by-mail voter and have not received your ballot by October 20, please call the Lake County Registrar of Voters during normal business hours at: 707-263-2372. If you are not a vote-by-mail voter and wish to become one, you may request a vote-by-mail ballot on or before November 1st, 2016. REMEMBER to sign the back of your ballot or your vote will not be counted.
Absentee ballots may be dropped off at any polling place in Lake County during Election Day. Polls will be open between 7AM and 8PM. If you do not know where your polling place is, please call the Lake County Registrar of Voters during normal business hours at (707) 263-2372.
Additional information about Measure Z and other local elections may be found on the City’s website at www.cityoflakeport.com. If you have additional questions, please contact the City Clerk’s office at (707) 263-5615.