Sample ballot booklets for the November presidential election should begin arriving in Solano County mailboxes this week, officials announced Oct. 5.
Solano residents only have one countywide measure to decide -- whether to allow Solano Community College to sell bonds to finance a new $350 million upgrade for its campuses.
But there also are sales and property tax hikes on the ballot in Davis, Fairfield, Dixon, Rio Vista and Vacaville.
Election Day is Nov. 6.
Of course, county voters also will get their say in who occupies the White House for the next four years, who will represent them in Congress and whether California will raise taxes on its highest-earning residents as proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Most voter questions probably will be answered with the arrival of the ballot booklets, officials said.
“The sample ballot is the voter’s first source for critical information that they need to know about the election,” said John Gardner, the county's assistant registrar of voters.
“Besides containing candidate statements and important election details, the sample ballot book shows the voter's assigned polling place, name, address and a map.”
There have been polling place location changes since June and residents are advised to make sure they know where to cast their votes on Election Day.
Voters who do not receive a sample ballot by Oct. 12 should contact the Registrar of Voters office in Fairfield by phone at (707) 784-6675 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
A statewide Voter Information Guide also should be arriving in mailboxes well in advance of Election Day.
Copies of the guide and information on the presidential candidates also are available online at www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov.
Easy Voter Guides with summaries of the presidential candidates are available at the Registrar of Voters office at 675 Texas Street, Suite 2600, in Fairfield or at www.easyvoter.org.
More information for Solano voters is available on the Registrar of Voters website at www.solanocounty.com/elections.
Oct. 22 is the last day to register to vote in the 2012 election and Oct. 30 is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot.