Voting Equipment Purchase Information


September 6, 2019

The Registrar of Voters has released a memo and a press release detailing the scope of the mock election.   There are 8 locations available for voting on election day, plus the public is invited to see the vote by mail operations taking place in the new vote by mail operations center located on the 4th floor of the County Administration Center (CAC). 

Election Day is October 16th from 10am to 2pm.  Any member of the public can vote at any of the following 8 locations:

    *    The Gateway, 1315 Military West, Benicia
    *    Veterans Memorial Hall, 1305 N. First St., Dixon
    *    Bethel Community Church, 600 E. Tabor Ave., Fairfield
    *    Solano County Administration Center (lobby), 675 Texas St., Fairfield
    *    Trilogy at Rio Vista, 990 Summerset Dr., Rio Vista
    *    Kroc Center, 586 East Wigeon Way, Suisun City
    *    Vacaville City Hall, 650 Merchant St., Vacaville
    *    Vallejo City Hall, 555 Santa Clara St., Vallejo

The mock election will ask voters to vote on things such as their favorite cartoon characters, favorite ice cream flavors, and changing the work days of the week – choices designed to ensure any drop-ins not informed of the mock election will inherently know it is a practice round.  

For more information please contact either:

John Gardner - jhgardner@solanocounty.com 707-784-3366 or
Mike Lopez -    malopez@solanocounty.com or 707-784-3343

Press Release for Mock Election
Memo to Interested Stakeholders


August 10, 2019

The Board of Supervisors has approved the recommendation to purchase Hart InterCivic's voting system - Verity 3.0.1.   Acceptance testing has completed and internal training will take place during the month of August.

The ROV is planning to execute a county-wide mock election with 7 polling places in each of the incorporated cities.   The mock election date will be October 16th (Wednesday) with polling places as follows:

    *    Benicia - TBD
    *    Dixon - TBD
    *    Fairfield - Solano County Government Center Lobby
    *    Rio Vista - TBD
    *    Suisun - Kroc Center
    *    Vallejo - Vallejo City Clerk's Office
    *    Vacaville - Vacaville City Clerk's Office

Voting time and times will be on October 16th from 10am to 2pm.  Any member of the public can show up at these locations to cast a ballot to try out the new system.  Representatives from the ROV will be available to ask questions.

We will post additional information on this page once available.



July 10, 2019

The Board of Supervisors has approved the ROV to begin researching and purchasing a new voting system. Public input to our decision will be very helpful. Below is a timetable of events for the ROV to be successful at purchasing a new system. We encourage all members of the public to attend the public demonstration portion by vendors to provide direct feedback to the ROV to assist with selecting a system.

Additionally we have provided some helpful links to those that may be interested in learning more about the requirements for a new system, info from the Secretary of State, and our presentation to the board on the voting system purchase. Please contact John Gardner at 707-784-3366, or by e-mail jhgardner@solanocounty.com for any questions related to this process.

Path to Implementing New Voting System
 
03/27/2019  Release RFP to Vendors 
04/16/2019 Conduct Public Vendor Conference 
04/24/2019 RFP Closes 
05/03/2019  End of RFP Evaluation Period 
06/25/2019  Present Recommendation for purchase to Board 
08/01/2019  Begin Community Outreach Meetings with New System 
10/18/2019  Complete internal mock election on new voting system 
10/21/2019  Begin Programming voting system for March Primary Election 
10/22/2019  Primary Election Notices begin with info to voters