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Stanislaus Co. registrar warns of unauthorized ballot boxes in Turlock, Modesto

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The Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters is warning of several unauthorized ballot boxes placed in churches throughout the area.

Donna Linder, Registrar of Voters for Stanislaus County, said she knew of three unofficial ballot boxes in Turlock and two in Modesto.

The three in Turlock were at the following locations:

  • New Life Christian Church - 2918 W. Tuolumne Road, Turlock, CA 95380
  • Harvest Church - 130 Third St., Turlock, CA 95380
  • Monte Vista Chapel - 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock, CA 95382

However, Monte Vista Chapel told KCRA 3 there were no ballot boxes at their church that they are aware of.

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County provides alternatives to mailing in ballots

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A number of satellite offices, drop-off boxes and drive-thru options are popping up in Turlock throughout the course of October and into November to ensure that every ballot is counted come election day.

For the first time ever, all registered voters in Stanislaus County will receive their ballot in the mail for the upcoming election on Nov. 3 following legislation signed in June by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Assembly Bill 860 requires all California counties to send a ballot to eligible voters in advance of the general election. Voting by mail is nothing new in Stanislaus County, where about 77 percent of registered voters already cast their ballots by mail. Stanislaus County was also the first county in California to ever vote by mail, thanks to a pilot project authorized in a bill passed by the 1993 Legislature and signed into law by then-governor Pete Wilson.

During an interview with the Journal in August, Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters Donna Linder said that jumping from 77 percent to 100 percent of voters participating in the election by mail won’t sway affect the results or its process, which has consistently remained secure throughout the years.

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