Category Archives: Mail-in ballots

Solano County adding two new curbside ballot dropboxes in response to public concerns over postal slowdowns

By Roger Straw, August 18, 2020

Solano County published its list of Ballot Return and Voting Addresses sometime before August 8.  The document listed curbside ballot dropboxes at 8 locations in the County on Oct. 29-Nov. 3.

Locations included two each in Fairfield, Vacaville and Vallejo, one in Dixon and one in Suisun City.

Postal Distress, Pat Bagley, The Salt Lake Tribune

On August 17, the listing added two new locations, one in Benicia and one in Rio Vista.  Reliable sources say the new locations were in response to “concerns that have been coming up with USPS.”

Curbside ballot dropboxes will be open on Thursday, Oct. 29 until Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8am to 5pm., including Saturday, plus 7am to 8pm on Election Day.

You can – and maybe SHOULD – return your ballot earlier.  Earlier options are detailed here.

The new list of curbside dropboxes is as follows:

  • Benicia: The Gateway Church 1315 Military West
  • Dixon: Dixon Senior Center 201 South 5th St.
  • Fairfield: Rockville Bible Church 720 Link Rd.
  • Fairfield: Solano County Registrar of Voters 675 Texas St.—suite 2600
  • Suisun: City Macedonia Church 425 Walters Rd.
  • Vacaville: Vacaville City Clerk 650 Merchant St.
  • Vacaville: Mission Church 6391 Leisure Town Rd.
  • Vallejo: Cal Mari<me Academy (Aqua<c Center.) 117 Maritime Academy Dr.
  • Vallejo: Solano County Fairgrounds 900 Fairgrounds Dr

Ballot voting in Benicia – slow start

By Roger Straw, October 22, 2018

Status of mailed ballots in Benicia as of Friday Oct. 19

 Political Data Inc.  shows the up-to-date status of mailed ballots in the City of Benicia.  Here’s a snapshot of the CA 2018 General Election Tracker for Benicia on October 19, 2018.

A total of 13,034 ballots were mailed, 49 percent Democrat, 22 percent Republican, and 29 percent independent.

As of October 19th only 671 ballots had been received at the register of voters office.  This seems like a low number.  Does it show low interest in the election?  More likely, I think, people are waiting for more information, or just waiting until closer to election day.  But it shows that the daily number of ballots received is increasing.  Click here or on the image below to enlarge…