Multiple voting options for military and overseas citizens for July 23, 2024 City of Millbrae special recall election 

REDWOOD CITY – Mark Church, Chief Elections Officer & Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder, announced that the San Mateo County Registration and Elections Division mailed the first ballots on Friday, June 7, 2024, to military and overseas voters for the July 23, 2024 City of Millbrae Special Recall Election.

Active military and citizens living outside the United States who wish to participate in the July 23, 2024 City of Millbrae Special Recall Election may receive their ballot via email, mail, fax or access it online. “Our goal in every election is to ensure every eligible voter has the opportunity to cast their ballot no matter where they are,” said Church.

Eligible San Mateo County voters include:

  • A US citizen;
  • At least 18 years old;
  • Absent from your voting residence;
  • Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty;
  • A spouse or dependent of a member of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine on active duty; or

U.S. citizens living abroad, who may register and apply for a ballot by completing a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).

The FPCA form is available at the Federal Voting Assistance Program website or any U.S. Embassy. Eligible voters may also go to the California Secretary of State’s website ( to register as a military or overseas voter, as well as select to receive voting material in one of four languages – English, Spanish, Chinese or Filipino.

Another option for military or overseas voters this election is the San Mateo C ounty’s Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM) System. Voters may enter their information at to access a link to their ballot. Voters mark their selections and print their completed ballot along with an Oath of Voter form.

You must sign and return the Oath of Voter form if you return your voted ballot by fax at 650.312.5348 or by mail in your own envelope. Voters may also return an RAVBM ballot through our Official Vote Centers at the Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo; or the David J. Chetcuti Community Room at 450 Poplar Avenue in Millbrae.

Voted ballots cannot be returned by email.

Pursuant to the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), San Mateo County mailed overseas and military ballots between 60 to 45 days prior to Election Day. To avoid possible overseas mail service disruptions, non-mail voting options are encouraged.

The final option for military and overseas citizens using the mail to return a voted ballot is to obtain a backup ballot if they do not believe they will receive their ballot in time to return it and meet the July 23, 2024, arrival deadline. The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) is available now at or any U.S. Embassy.

The last day for registered voters to request for a ballot to be mailed to them is July 16 to allow adequate delivery time for ballot and voting materials. Applications to receive a faxed or emailed ballots may be submitted now, up to, and including Election Day. Military and overseas voters must drop off their ballot at a Vote Center or return by fax by 8 p.m. Pacific Time on Election Day, July 23, 2024. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by July 23, 2024, and received by Tuesday, July 30, 2024, to be accepted. Overseas voters returning their ballots by mail are encouraged to return them as early as possible to ensure they arrive on time.

The City of Millbrae’s registered voters in District 2 and District 4 will receive a ballot in the mail in late June. In-person voting starts June 24 at the Registration & Elections Division.

For more information on the July 23, 2024 City of Millbrae Special Recall Election, please call or text 650.312.5222, visit, or follow us on X and Instagram @smcvote.(SMACRE Release)

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