Can I get voting materials in languages other than English?

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Yes. If you let the Department of Elections know before Election Day that you prefer a ballot with Chinese, Spanish, or Filipino, the poll worker will give you a ballot with English and that language. Provide your language preference to the Department of Elections at Otherwise, you can ask a poll worker for the language that you prefer on Election Day.

San Mateo County provides voter registration information, election materials and oral assistance in English, Spanish and Chinese. Additionally, poll sites that have been identified as requiring oral language assistance are staffed with bilingual speaking Election Officers whenever possible. Signs are posted in those locations identifying the languages spoken.