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Posted on: September 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Voter Service Centers and Ballot Drop Boxes in Paso Robles


There will not be traditional polling places but there will be 23 Voter Service Centers open around the county for 4 days between October 31- November 3 for in-person voting.

PASO ROBLES, CA, September 22, 2020 – For the November 3, 2020 election, every registered voter will automatically receive a ballot in the mail. Voters may also choose instead to vote in person. In-person voting begins on October 5, 2020 and continues through Election Day at the two County Clerk-Recorder offices.

There will not be traditional polling places but there will be 23 Voter Service Centers open around the county for 4 days between October 31- November 3 for in-person voting.

Making allowances for the pandemic and social distancing requirements, some new services have been added by the County Elections office for the 2020 election.

Vote by Mail ballots can be returned in multiple ways:

  • Mailed via United States Postal Service
  • Delivered to secure VBM Ballot Drop Boxes
  • Delivered to a Voter Service Center during the 4 days of Voting


Open October 5 to November 2

Your VBM return envelope is postage paid, but you can help save taxpayer money by utilizing one of the Official VBM Ballot Drop Boxes located around the County. Ballots returned at these boxes are collected and returned to the Election office. There will be a drop box at the Paso Robles City Library. The library drop box can be accessed from 9:00AM-7:00 PM Monday-Friday and 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday.  They can also be dropped in the parking lot book drops 24/7.  The ballots will be collected by deputized election workers (this includes City staff).  Here is a link to view all available VBM Ballot Drop Box Locations

Note: Hours/locations are subject to change due to COVID-19. 


Open October 31 – November 2, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Open ELECTION DAY: Tuesday, November 3, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM  

Vote by Mail Ballots can be dropped off at Voter Service Centers at the Paso Robles Senior Center, Paso Robles Event Center and the Paso Robles Culinary Academy beginning October 31All locations

Vote-by-Mail ballot requests must be received no later than 7 days prior to the election in order for the ballot to be mailed to the voter. After that date the voter must appear in the Office of the County Clerk-Recorder or at a Voter Service Center and complete an application indicating the reason they cannot appear at the polls on Election Day.

For more information, go to

Contact the Clerk-Recorder staff with any questions:

SLO County Clerk-Recorder
1055 Monterey St., Suite D120,
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93408
Phone: (805) 781-5228
Fax: (805) 781-1111

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