Monday, Oct. 5, Voter Registration and Elections (VRE) delivered Vote by Mail (VBM) ballots to the U.S. Postal Service for distribution to all currently registered voters in the county for the Nov. 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. Check your mailbox for your ballot.

Voters may use any Ballot Drop Box throughout the county to return their ballots.

Galt area drop box sites are located at the Marian O. Lawrence Library, 1000 Caroline Avenue; Galt City Hall, 380 Civic Drive; and Raley’s, 10430 Twin Cities Road. These three locations are open now through Nov. 3. Check location hours in the information box with this story.

Vote Centers, where voters may vote in person, will begin opening Oct. 24. The Department of Human Assistance-Galt, 210 Lincoln Way, will open Oct. 24 with the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; however, on Election Day, the location will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Opening Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 will be Vote Centers at the Littleton Community Center, 410 Civic Drive, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Herald Fire Station #87, 12746 Ivie Road in Herald, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Both locations will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3.

VRE has a drive-through Ballot Drop Box in the Election’s Office parking lot at 7000 65th Street, Sacramento. This Ballot Drop Box is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and until 8 p.m. on Election Night.

Voters are encouraged to return their ballots early and sign their pink VBM envelope in order for their ballot to be counted.

No postage is necessary for voters returning their ballots by U.S. Mail, using the pink Vote by Mail envelope.

For more information, contact VRE at (916) 875-6451, email, or use the toll-free voter assistance hotline at (800) 762-8019. The hotline has the ability to connect voters with disabilities with TTY (Text Telephone).

Galt resident arrested in Lodi

Galt resident Anthony Shelton, 20, was arrested Sunday, Oct. 4 in Lodi after being pulled over by Lodi Police Officer Helms for a traffic violation.

During the records check, Shelton was found to have a suspended driver’s license. Helms towed the vehicle and, during an inventory of the impounded vehicle, a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition were located in the trunk.

Shelton was arrested for numerous weapons charges, including possession of a loaded sawed-off shotgun, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle, and possession of a firearm without an identification mark.

Shelton was being held on $110,000 bail and was due for a court appearance on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Results from that hearing were not available as of press time.