SANTA CRUZ -- Election Day is one week from Tuesday and registered voters have several opportunities to make their voices heard before Nov. 6.

Registered voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the county Election Department in Santa Cruz (701 Ocean St.) and at the Watsonville City Clerk's Office (275 Main St.), though the Watsonville office is closed Fridays.

The two offices will also be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4.

Early voting poll workers will provide ballots and voters can vote there or return the ballot later.

Mail-in ballots are due by 8 p.m. Nov. 6.

The last day to apply for a mail-in application is Tuesday. Applications are at www.votescount.com.

Voters mailing them back should post them by Wednesday, county election officials said.

Drop boxes are at 701 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, in front of the multi-story county building and at 215 Union St., Watsonville, where a green box typically used for payments to the city will be used. It is in the parking lot behind City Hall in front of the Police Department.

Hand-delivered ballots may be taken to any polling place, to the County Elections Department, 701 Ocean St., Room 210, or to City Clerks' offices in Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and Capitola.

On Election Day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Polling places are listed on the back covering of the county voting pamphlets sent earlier by mail or at www.votescount.com.

The deadline to register was Oct. 22 and county election officials reported registration was at an all-time high this year. Early voting began Oct. 9.

Reach the County Elections Department at 454-2060 or visit www.votescount.com. Reach the Watsonville City Clerk's Office at 768-3040.