SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Today is the last day to request a vote-by-mail ballot for the state’s Nov. 4 general election, election officials said.

Voters should visit their local registrar of voters’ office or website to find out how to request the vote-by-mail ballot.

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In most counties, applications can be made in writing, by fax or online, although each county may have different options available, said Neal Kelley, president of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials.

Elections officials must receive vote-by-mail ballots by 8 p.m. on Nov. 4. Postmarks will not be counted, so voters who wish to vote by mail are encouraged to mail their ballots in early to allow for postal transit times, elections officials said.

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